Cambridge Associates, LLC

www.cambridgeassociates.com
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Cambridge Associates, LLC Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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Cambridge Associates, LLC Chairman and CEO Sandra A. Urie
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Pros
  • Good work / life balance with opportunities to learn a lot about portfolio management quickly (in 24 reviews)

  • Opportunity to learn about all asset classes through due diligence on top investment managers, research, etc (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours during peak periods, work can sometimes be repetitive (in 12 reviews)

  • status reporting, and (3) data entry (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Great environment in a growing division

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - IT Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - IT Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cambridge has a very flat hierarchy and a very welcoming open door policy. As an intern, I was able to have conversations on a regular basis with people a lot higher up on the organizational chart. My input was heard and taken very seriously. The internship program is well organized and it gives you a very holistic view of the company.

    Cons

    While the IT department seems to be getting larger and more in sync with the business side of Cambridge, from what I've seen, it is not very easy to switch roles or positions within IT.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to put people with similar roles in closer proximity and have more interaction between positions within IT


  2. Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    The corporate culture is pretty incredible. Awesome people, very flexible environment. You'll learn an absurd amount just in your first few months.

    Cons

    It can be pretty boring and stressful sometimes. The pay isn't great either.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  3. Operations Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn, respected in business community

    Cons

    So far nothing but I'm new..


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  5. Investment Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, and the hours, while not simply 9-5, are not as demanding as soon other entry level positions

    Cons

    You do not necessarily get to pick which of the investment group you are placed in despite having a preference

    Advice to Management

    Have a more thorough review of managing directors


  6. Great company, some org issues

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cambridge has great people. On the client facing side, you get broad exposure to asset classes and the best investment managers in the world, and the client base is exceptional.

    Cons

    The company has had some issues around senior managers, organization, and succession creating some confusion and uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Get the organizational and succession issues sorted as soon as possible.


  7. Performance Reporting Associate review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The culture here is very vibrant, young and collegial, possibly because this is an entry level position and thus we primarily hire fresh graduates. When I first read up reviews about the firm, I thought the term "collegial culture" was simply a buzzword, but over the 2 years that I have been here, I can say I have truly immersed and experienced the culture of collegiality and strong emphasis on team work. - Flexibility and autonomy: Management here gives employees a lot of flexibility and autonomy to handle day to day operations. I am thankful that I do not have my boss breathing down my neck everyday! - Growth: There is a lot of room for growth and career development, especially given that I have joined as a fresh grad. Once again, management provides a lot of autonomy and gives us a lot of room to spearhead projects that we are interested in, as long as we have proven capable. - Emphasis on the individual driving your career development, with the support of management.

    Cons

    - Pay and benefits could be higher and more attractive. - There seems to be a career ceiling in the role once you have hit Senior Analyst (~3-4 years), especially if managerial positions do not open up.


  8. Investment Operations Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the people are great to work with and you have opportunities to lead projects right when you start, you can advance very quickly

    Cons

    -the pay is very bad for a finance industry position -there is room for growth but it is very limited -the work is extremely cyclical and can be draining at times


  9. Great Place to Grow in the Investment Industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of material to emerge yourself in the investment community and intellectual colleagues that support a collaborative work environment

    Cons

    Large age gap. Everyone is either at a very mature stage in their career or just starting out.

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis needs to be made to retain talent


  10. Junior Operations Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Collegiate atmosphere Encouraging Management Great potential for growth in the company

    Cons

    None Work can get a little redundant


  11. Helpful (2)

    Administrative Assistant

    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good vacation time, benefits and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Currently in the midst of a reorganization,



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