Cambridge Associates, LLC
3.5 of 5 122 reviews
www.cambridgeassociates.com Boston, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Cambridge Associates, LLC Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
Cambridge Associates, LLC – Boston – “A global leader of investment advisory services”

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3.5 122 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Cambridge Associates, LLC Chairman and CEO Sandra A. Urie

Sandra A. Urie

(90 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsNice team, and working environment

    ConsNot so latest technology due to the financial platform, they are not a big fan of what is the latest technology.

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    Fantastic experience at the firm.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsSenior staff invests in professional development of junior employees; great culture

    ConsCan't think of any--this is a phenomenal place to build a career.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Get off the sinking ship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCambridge is a growing company. Cambridge has a unique culture like no other, they are client focused, and hard work oriented. In the financial world Cambridge is on top.

    Cons(IT) Management needs to get in touch with their employees; communication is seriously lacking always leaving employees wanting more or further discouraged, everyone is afraid of loosing their jobs, this has created an "on edge" work environment. Leaders lack accountability. Testing is not complete prior to huge projects mostly just thought up and implemented. The network crashes on a monthly basis, with no resolve and sugar covered explanations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStabilize the network before implementing new procedures

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start a career!

    Junior Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros- Exposure to prestigious clients and investment managers. Working at MIG has also honed my analytical skills and greatly increased my knowledge of various asset classes.
    - Amazing firm culture. Colleagues are wonderful and there is a great sense of camaraderie. Also, many opportunities to connect with colleagues in other countries.
    - Leaders are genuinely invested in employee's success. They care about you and your development, and a lot of effort is put into training and developing your strengths.
    - Many leadership opportunities and room for growth as MIG is just starting to be built out in Singapore.

    Cons- The MIG department in Singapore was recently set up, thus some basic teething problems here and there.
    - Job can be challenging as associates are responsible for multiple stakeholders. However, there is a lot of guidance from leaders and colleagues to help you along.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic Company

    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsI'm very curious to see where this company is in 3-4 years. They are doing a lot of internal software development and are expanding their OCIO segment. Great company that listens to employees and helps them get to where they want to go from a career standpoint. Entry-level pay is not competitive but it definitely gets better as you are increasingly able to add more value to the business. Great boss, great colleagues, and great location. It truly is a very team-oriented environment.

    ConsI can see other folks in different positions within the company having some issues, but as it pertains to my job I really have a hard time coming up with cons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey know what they are doing and my advice is probably not super beneficial.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work hard and grow

    Research Analyst - Manager Information Group (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsI have found Cambridge Associates to be a fantastic place to start my career. The Manager Information Group (MIG) has provided an environment where I have the opportunity to work hard and challenge myself everyday while being surrounded by friendly, intelligent, and driven young professionals doing the same. Cambridge has a strong firm-wide culture of collegiality and intellectual curiosity where learning is encouraged and questions are always welcome. Through close interactions with many different Cambridge departments and many different investment management firms, MIG Associates get a good glimpse of the full scope of Cambridge's business as well as exposure to the broader financial industry as well.

    ConsThe role is constantly changing due to new firm and department initiatives which can both be exciting and tiring. The firm could benefit from increased investment in technology.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue being open to innovation and committed to excellence. Complacency is the biggest risk.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Investment Performance Analyst (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsCA offers great place to start a career in finance - endless learning opportunities and exposure to a variety of different asset classes. The firm has a fantastic company culture – it’s a very collegial place to work with others who love to learn. A job will always be what you make of it, but all the tools are there to learn and develop a strong foundation in the investment consulting industry.

    ConsLong hours during peak periods, work can sometimes be repetitive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Manager (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsCambridge Associates offers continued learning and development opportunities through dedicated management staff and an environment that challenges employees to evolve and grow. This ethos is shared among staff that are positive, engaged, and who facilitate a highly collaborative environment. Knowledge sharing and thought partnerships are fundamental to Cambridge’s success and indicative of their commitment to employees. The firm is swift to recognize contributions of staff and offer new opportunities for employees to increase their positive impact on the firm and clients.

    Given Cambridge's focus on total portfolio advice including Private Investments, Hedge Funds and Traditional Long-only investments, many of the various career opportunities provide a diverse insight into the industry and its varying asset classes. As individuals begin their careers with Cambridge this offers a wide scope to evolve their interests over time. This is a great place to start your career and a great company to grow your career with.

    ConsAs a global and very diverse organization, it is important that a firm maintain a strong communication strategy to keep all staff educated on company developments. Current communication strategies manage this process well; however, as Cambridge continues to be a global industry leader, increased awareness of staff to the various global developments of the firm will be important.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros- Energetic and collaborative environment
    - A great place to learn about investments more broadly than the banks
    - Employee development focuses on developing strong business acumen rather than a singular task mastery
    - The company seems to pride itself on promoting from within

    ConsLonger working hours seem to be cyclical; it depends on the time of year or month and varies by department. The longer work days are generally balanced with days that end at an earlier hour.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place to start a career

    Consulting Associate (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGreat mentors
    Overview of the entire investment industry
    Meetings with the best managers

    ConsSalary is lower than I-Banking
    Hours can get long
    Can be stressful

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease bonuses

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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