Cambridge Associates, LLC

www.cambridgeassociates.com
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4 people found this helpful  

Pick this job if your idea of finance is data entry.

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Current Employee - Investment Performance Associate in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Investment Performance Associate in Arlington, VA

I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC

Pros

-Great company.
-Excellent name, especially with Grad schools.
-You can make the job sound better than it is.
-The knowledge that other departments do really cool work.
-Department is great if you love data entry.
-Company pays for CFA exam and most of the cost for materials (if you pass)

Cons

-Extraordinarily boring work, and it never really gets a lot more interesting: As an associate you enter data. As a senior associate you oversee four people entering data and perform lots of admin tasks. As an analyst you proof associates' data entry.
-Investment Performance reporting group is a pariah department in the company.
-Internal transfers technically require 13 months, but in reality you'll need 24-30 months to be -looked at.
-Poor department management.
-Excessive busywork, lots of admin.
-Young, inexperienced managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work with the company as a whole. Give the Investment Performance Reporting department some more love, even if it isn't a profit center.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love my job-cannot complain

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    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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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent work experience, terrible pay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Investment Performance Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Investment Performance Associate in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC

    Pros

    Investment consulting experience. Lots of exposure to largest institutional investors. Cambridge offers a good entry level job for young professionals interested in the investment business. Cambridge experience also looks good on the resume if applying to graduate school. Promotions come easily and are based more on time at the firm and less on performance.

    Cons

    Compensation is very low. Benefits are OK. Most employees could probably find jobs paying 50-100% more than Cambridge pays with investment managers or in other financial services fields

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice for senior management.

    No opinion of CEO
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