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Good Company, Terrible Office/managers - Applies to Arlington - Wilson office

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Former Employee - Associate/Analyst  in  Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Associate/Analyst in Arlington, VA

I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than a year

Pros

Very easy work - could be done by 8th grader

Cons

Skills learned apply only to company and don't transfer to other companies or positions unless data-entry is a career aspiration.
People are promoted based on office politics and not merit
Micro-managing is extremely prevalent
Department is known as a "sweat-shop" to competing firms/investment firms
Low Salary and minimal bonuses
Work is mind-numbing and could be done by a grade school graduate

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reevaluate usefulness of the department

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Cambridge Associates, LLC

  1.  

    Great entry level job - lots of opportunities for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC

    Pros

    I've found my time at Cambridge to be incredibly rewarding thus far. Management is incredibly supportive and invested in your professional growth and development. The department that I work in has a very team-based, collegial atmosphere. People are very positive, upbeat, and willing to lend a hand. Lastly, the firm is a true meritocracy and hard work is always rewarded.

    Cons

    Given the nature of the finance industry, occasionally long hours are required. When you start out, you're not given too much paid vacation, but I believe by industry standards it is fairly generous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep up the level of support and guidance you offer. This support coupled with the transparency provided is greatly appreciated.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    great company that takes care of its employees - friendly atmosphere, lots of time off, telecommuting, flexible hours.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC

    Pros

    work-life balance
    friendly, non-competitive atmosphere
    employee-focused environment
    room for advancement
    fair salary especially considering time-off
    up to 3 days/week telecommuting in IT dept

    Cons

    not a place for driven, workaholic types - work pace would be too slow, is not cutting edge IT development.
    company is becoming more impersonal as it expands.
    job satisfaction depends on department. entry-level research jobs are monotonous, sometimes have long hours.
    company is a little conservative. a bit of "this is the way it's always been done" mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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