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Cambridge Associates, LLC Interview Questions

Updated Dec 12, 2014
Updated Dec 12, 2014
177 Interview Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview Details

    I heard about the position from a staffing agency. It was a first round phone interview with two members of HR. Interview was basic, reviewed interview, and covered the position. Interviews were still being performed and follow-up will be in a few days time. No offer was extended as it was a first round phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Only a few questions were asked:

      1. What is your long term goal? Say a 2-4 year timeframe?
      2. What is the type of work environment in which you work best?
      3. What is the salary you were making in your previous roles?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I received an email requesting a phone interview last week. Upon initiating the call it was OK but the recruiter kept prodding for a higher meaning behind my applying to the job. It was not rocket science after over four years in non-profit I wanted to go back to corporate. Given this was essentially an entry level job and I clearly have experience as my resume stated (10 yrs since I graduated from college) it was odd to feel like I was being asked questions that do not apply to me. Very spastic recruiter but nice lady. The next day I got an email saying my background does not match their needs for the role. Did you not have my background prior to calling me?

    Interview Questions
    • Unoriginal questions: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What did you connect with in the job descriptions?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Junior Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and about a month later, I received an email requesting a phone interview. The phone interview was basic, running through the resume. Then two weeks later, I was called in for a group interview where you listen to a presentation about the company for about thirty minutes and then have three individual interviews with assistant managers. The last interview I had was a writing sample, two round table discussions with people who have the job you are applying for, an interview with an assistant manager, and then the manager.

    They repeat the questions a lot. They try to make you nervous by asking a lot of questions in a short amount of time. It's really not that bad.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The compensation was lower than expected. I got another job with a higher salary.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Performance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview Details

    Found out about the job from talking to a recruiter at a campus career fair. Submitted application online and completed phone screen a week later then traveled down to DC for super day (bonus: they reimburse you for travel). Day started with an informational presentation on the group followed by standard super day format of 4-5 consecutive interviews, most with the group's managers. Interview questions were somewhat repetitive. Everyone I met was in their 20s, so seemed like it'd be a fun environment to work in after college. Heard back from the recruiter that I didn't get the job within a week after the super day. Overall positive experience: the process moved quickly, recruiter was helpful, and everyone seemed to genuinely like working there.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round interview - I answered questions as prompted, however I feel that what made my application weak was lack of a strong financial background and the fact that my call dropped three times mid-interview. Make sure you have good cell service!

    Interviewer was very friendly.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview Details

    Very easy-going, they always make you feel comfortable and frame the interviews like normal conversations. Low stress, but definitely require a decent amount of technical knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    • Should so-and-so portfolio expand into emerging markets given such-and-such circumstances? If so, to what degree? What investments should be removed?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Consulting Associate Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview and superday with behavioral interview that included a case.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you invest $20,000?
      What would you do if you were given 5 hours to do a 10 hour project?
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview Details

    Three rounds to the whole process. First round was initial phone screening with HR; second round was a thirty minute phone call with two research associates with emphasis on fit a well as broad financial knowledge; third and final round was a "super day" type interview at their Boston office where I interviewed with 6 different people. Needed to prepare a case study for the final round that was pretty technical.

    Interview Questions
    • Case study for final round. Needed to really know your stuff as far as financial and business analysis and   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Junior Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Multiple rounds, focus on behavior

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Operations Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Single on-campus interview, with single interviewer (manager). The interviewer came across as intentionally abrasive. There were no case studies or technical questions, just general background and interest questions. The interviewer could not readily explain the position for which they were interviewing candidates. Follow-ups to the interview were sophomoric and opaque.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer

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 Former Senior Consulting Associate in Arlington, VA

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