Cambridge Associates, LLC

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Cambridge Associates, LLC Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Great Place to Grow in the Investment Industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  2. Investment Performance Associate - Performance Reporting Group

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    *I think VERY highly of the department's management. They genuinely care about you, open to talking about anything, and want to help you find what you like the most about the role and emphasize that. *Great, fun, young people *Work on some high profile clients *Awesome work life balance and autonomy for workflow – but opportunities for OT pay too *Develop a lot of necessary and transferable work skills *Access to top MBA programs *Opportunity to learn a lot of investment knowledge *Opportunity to really have an impact on a department

    Cons

    *Technologically behind *Work can get repetitive and dry *Low end for entry level finance salary *Can feel undervalued from investment teams

    Advice to Management

    At the end of the day, I am a proud Cambridge alumni. There are definitely things CA could improve on, but I think they do the most important things correctly. My biggest advice to management would be to adjust the training program so that it centers on financial/methodology/business knowledge more than systems knowledge. Kind of like how the bigger banks do it. Highlight your strengths, which are the people and the opportunities to learn interesting things. Working the systems should be more of a means to an end. Other than that, I think the department is on a great track.


  3. Junior Operations Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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  5. 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,


  6. Helpful (3)

    Good company, leadership could be better. i am just writing the rest of this to fill the minimum number of words requird

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    surrounded by smart and helpful people. i am just writing the rest of this to fill the minimum number of words requird

    Cons

    leadership fuzzy about company goals. i am just writing the rest of this to fill the minimum number of words requird

    Advice to Management

    be more open to suggestions and be more clear about what the goals and expectations of employees are


  7. Investment Performance Analyst - Performance Reporting Group

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Young, collegiate environment - Exposure to Investment Directors/upper management through client relationships - Time management and communication skills developed in the role - Management does a good job of letting you manage your own work flow - Management will work with you to develop the skills you need to get to where you want to go next (inside or outside CA) - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    - Starting salary is low - Work can get boring if you do not work with management to seek out growth opportunities - The career path, although it has improved over the past year, still does not offer a ton of variation in work from position to position as you move up through the department

    Advice to Management

    Over the past year the management team has helped to make the department run much more smoothly and taken the time to put into place a new organizational structure. It was frustrating to work through these changes, but I think the department is now set up for success. My advice to management would be not to get complacent and make sure things keep moving forward as they are set out to now.


  8. Great position at a great firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong team culture in MIG and C|A as a whole. Very supportive, friendly, and intelligent people. Work-life balance is fantastic for the financial services industry, and coming out of college, I learned a ton and formed very strong relationships. Access to C|A's research and investment data for learning purposes. Many opportunities for personal and professional development. Management is very open to helping you get where you want to go if you work hard, many times within the firm.

    Cons

    Technology at the firm was frustrating at times, but is improving. Work-cycle can be repetitive and sometimes grueling but that is expected in an operations role of any kind.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping operations tight, but also make it a fun atmosphere that promotes learning and collegiality. Needs to be a balance.


  9. okay company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good work/ life balance, overtime pay is also a plus, flexible hours and work is super easy. you can enter the firm with very little knowledge

    Cons

    very low pay for industry standards, micro management is at it's worst, office culture rewards those who manage up information rather than higher performance


  10. Helpful (4)

    Review of Associate Role

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consulting Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    - Great People, and strong academic culture for those interested in learning more about investments. - Good benefits (401k, Insurance, PTO) - CFA Reimbursement / Top-Notch grad school opportunities make the Associate experience a great career-starter.

    Cons

    - Lower than average comp for hours worked has resulted in higher turnover at the Associate level. It also (seemingly) strains recruiting efforts, as top candidates go to better-paying firms. - Experience on the consulting side is 100% determined by the Directors you are staffed on clients with. - Little motivation to outperform; top performers are simply given more clients and eventually burnt out by overstaffing. - Management is slow-moving on strategic decision-making and seems uninterested in having a transparent discussion about the direction of the firm. The last Glassdoor review that constructively assessed these misalignments was promptly deleted. I think this speaks to the attitude of those at the top.

    Advice to Management

    - Hire more employees at different entry levels (ex] hire from outside rather than simply promote from within) - Recognize that it will be an upward battle to continue to retain talent if compensation packages remain where they are.


  11. Senior Performance Reporting Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Performance Reporting Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Performance Reporting Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, Collegiate Atmosphere, Perfect place to start a career in finance, Lots of opportunity for advancement, lots of vacation time, great work-life balance, team environment.

    Cons

    Do not be confused, this is an operations role. If you are looking to be on the front lines, the investment associate role may be a better place to start your career.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more outlets and opportunities for collaboration and team building. Take advantage of the team environment and go above and beyond to make sure that your analysts are enjoying their jobs.



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