Cambridge Associates, LLC

  www.cambridgeassociates.com
  www.cambridgeassociates.com
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Great learning experience for somebody fresh out of college.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Consulting Associate  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Senior Consulting Associate in Boston, MA

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

Pros

Broad exposure to various asset classes, get to work with many smart and talented peers and senior team members, generous benefits including paid time off

Cons

Compensation is on the lower end of the spectrum, work can become repetitive after a few cycles

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Monitor and manage staffing situation better so that associates are not prematurely assigned to new clients before having a chance to fully evaluate capacity.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place to work - I thoroughly enjoy it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (medical, vacation, perks), Work life balance
    GREAT people to work with (on a personal level, see Cons for professional level)
    Supervisors acknowledge hard workers - the ones who come early or stay late when needed.
    If you're a person who enjoys assisting, keeping busy, and staying organized - you'll enjoy this job.

    Cons

    Supervisors are too busy to notice or reprimand slackers.
    Some individuals are more eager and willing to assist than others. There are those who don't do everything they're supposed to do, but are never written up for not completing their work. They spend their day playing Facebook games or using paid hours to do non work related tasks, and don't get their assigned tasks completed. Those same individuals often come late, and leave "on time".
    If you are a person who likes to stay busy, you must ask for more work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your team that everyone is treated fairly, and that someone who slacks off is not rewarded the same as someone who is coming in early and staying late. It hurts the moral, and discourages the desire to help a team as a whole due to the short-comings of the slackers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A Place for Average People to Have a Sedentary Career in Finance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consulting Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Pro
    Exposure to over 30 years worth of private equity, venture capital, hedge fund, and public market data that cannot be rivaled.

    Caveat-
    You will have to hunt for this information, though, as is the IT and internal software does not make it easy to find or couple relevant data streams to eachother.

    Pro
    The people of Cambridge are generally good, nice, amicable people

    Con
    It's all an act. The illusion of professionalism masquerading as professionalism itself

    Cons

    Everything ties back to the salaries that Cambridge pays, which discourage talent from staying and doesn't attract new talent from joining....

    Cambridge's organizational infrastructure was designed by Rube Goldberg; a company full of middlemen that shuttle hot potatoes.

    Client's are dropping Cambridge on a nearly weekly basis.

    Management is filled with people who's primary skill is loyalty to Cambridge, not true business line acumen.

    Knowledge is so compartmentalized that no one - even at the board level - knows what's going on.

    Consultants are more like waiters than subject matter experts. They sell the same products and managers to all of the clients, negating the tales of personalized portfolio tailoring that they advertise.

    Cambridge is a chronic overpromiser and underdeliverer to clients, employees and itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take people's advice and do the opposite of what you're currently doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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