Cambridge Associates, LLC
3.5 of 5 111 reviews
www.cambridgeassociates.com Boston, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Cambridge Associates, LLC Reviews

Updated Apr 1, 2014
Cambridge Associates, LLC – Boston – “A global leader of investment advisory services”

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3.5 111 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Cambridge Associates, LLC Chairman and CEO Sandra A. Urie

Sandra A. Urie

(83 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Smart colleagues, changing department with lots of opportunities, but long and unpredictable hours detract from job

Team Lead and Investment Performance Analyst (Current Employee)
Arlington, VA

I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than a year

ProsThis is a changing firm and department with a relatively new management team (about a year tenure). The new management team is dedicated to the department and has put PRG on the right track. Employee engagement increased significantly with the new management team, which I felt was a big positive. Because of the changes there are lots of opportunities within the department to get noticed and grow. If you put yourself out there and get involved, then the managing team will notice you and reward you for your dedication. Colleagues are smart, and you get access to a lot of great research, as well as access to hedge fund and long-only managers. I think this is a good place for an entry level individual, as you will learn valuable skills and get access to really smart people.

ConsThe hours can be long and unpredictable, especially around 7-12th business days each month, depending on your client load. Also the ability to move elsewhere in the company isn't clear. If you are not entry level and have a few years of work experience, the growth potential is not as great as fresh out of college.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the plan to improve the department and keep engaging employees.

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

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Good company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC

ProsGood exposure to investments and great people to work with

ConsAverage compensation, lack of IT resources

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Mixed feelings about PRG/MIG experiences thus far.

Analyst (Current Employee)
Arlington, VA

I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than a year

Pros- The consultants are smart, hard working, and dedicated to C|A's cause.
- The firm is well respected; a thought leader within the pension/endowment space.
- Strong work ethic exhibited throughout the firm.
- Generous earned time off.
- Fellow analysts are pretty cool.

Cons- Management in PRG/MIG is extreme in their views.
- Limited internal mobility both within the department and at the firm.
- Monotonous work and underpaid for extreme work hours.
- Little to no recognition for work being done.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to firm wide management: take a second look at how the Wilson office employees are managed.
Open internal opportunities to all employees.
Focus more on development and less on keeping the norm.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than a year

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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I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC

ProsGood culture, good people, decent hours

ConsAcademic, limited exit opps, niche

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Good place to start if interested in Finance

Client Operations (Current Employee)
Arlington, VA

I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than a year

ProsLots of young professionals
Challenging/Interesting work

ConsTechnology is outdated for needs of company
Pay is lower than expected

Advice to Senior ManagementFix Technology

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

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Fantastic experience at the firm.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than a year

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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Slow, clunky, lots of overhead

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than a year

ProsWell recognized name in the industry, very intelligent people.

ConsReally slow to change, lack of investment in technology makes everything 10 times harder to complete

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't wait until it's too late to make investments in technology. The firm is paying for the lack of investment from the last 5-10 years.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Get off the sinking ship

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

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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Cambridge provides great opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThere are lots of very nice, intelligent, hard working, motivated people.

ConsThere is a lack of vision and leadership by senior management. It is a very insular team with too much group think.

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