Cambridge Associates, LLC

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Cambridge Associates, LLC Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
147 Reviews
3.7
147 Reviews
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Cambridge Associates, LLC Chairman and CEO Sandra A. Urie
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Review Highlights

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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great first job at a prestigious, well-known firm

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

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC

    Pros

    Ability to work with sophisticated investors, plenty of resources for professional development during down time, extremely intelligent colleagues all over the globe

    Cons

    Must wait for someone to leave before someone else can be promoted, work can be routine at times, limited management opportunities in some groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep employees in the loop, continue to provide professional development activities,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic First Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consulting Associate in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consulting Associate in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC

    Pros

    Great people, collegiate work environment, very intellectually stimulating, great opportunities post Cambridge, opportunity to meet a lot of the best money managers in the world.

    Cons

    Lower than industry pay, top performers not rewarded, lots of dead weight, progress is slow, small bonuses, don't try hard enough to keep their top associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try harder to retain top talent in both the associate and consultant levels. I think a lot of talented people end up leaving because the pay and promotion schedule isn't catered to the top performers.

    Recommends
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love my job-cannot complain

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous, Boston Office in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous, Boston Office in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC

    Pros

    It really all depends on your department. I enjoy the Large Company, flexibility of managers, great co-workers.

    Cons

    Knowing that some procedures that you see could be improved to be made more efficient, but theres nothing you can do but make the most of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Who am I to give advice to Sandy. Shes obv. running a very successful and stable company

    Recommends
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Extremely lucky to land in this job!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Information Group in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager Information Group in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    - The Management here consists of a great group of leaders who are unselfish and are genuinely invested in helping you develop professionally.
    - Management does not micro-manage, and trusts that you are capable enough to handle your work load - but steps in appropriately to help you when required
    - Management is very open to ideas and often encourages feedback/suggestions on how to make things better.
    - The colleagues that I work with are all hardworking, talented and kind people who looks out for each other - we are like a family here.
    - Great opportunities for you to join various project teams, which helps you develop professionally.
    - Performance review every quarter to help you continuously discover your strengths and work on areas of improvement
    - Decent Pay

    Cons

    There is nothing I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great place to get exposure to the fund management industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Scope and the people.

    Cons

    One step removed from the market

    Recommends
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Collaborative Environment with Approachable Management Team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    The management team is outstanding and really in tune with the office. The open concept allows for lots of collaboration and teamwork. High emphasis on work-life balance (not be confused with party environment as all team members work extremely hard to ensure the team performs well)

    Cons

    Currently most of the growth is within the Singapore office. Would like to see some promotional/development opportunities to eventually go overseas to any of the other global offices (i.e. Australia, Beijing, UK, U.S.A.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change - keep doing what your doing and more. Ensure that your successors carry the same values as you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Exposure and Culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC

    Pros

    A great company with fabulous team-oriented culture and financial market exposure

    Cons

    Compensation lower than average. Limited advancement space for junior professionals

  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start a career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Research Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Junior Research Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    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.

    Recommends
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  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    C|A - Singapore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    CA 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work hard and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst - Manager Information Group in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst - Manager Information Group in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue being open to innovation and committed to excellence. Complacency is the biggest risk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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