Cambridge Associates, LLC

  www.cambridgeassociates.com
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Good company, but entry level jobs are not that great

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Junior Research Associate  in  Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Junior Research Associate in Arlington, VA

I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

Pros

-Management values hard work and supports professional growth
-Helpful and genuinely caring coworkers
-Good for recent college grads because everyone is in their early 20s
-Great benefits and HR team
-The values of Cambridge and the work they do really are wonderful

Cons

-Misleading job descriptions: you do no research or anything qualitative, just math and data entry
-Really not for liberal arts majors
-Limited amount of growth opportunity
-Management seriously micromanages

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Relax; you don't need to do what employees do every hour, there does not need to be a checklist for everything, and no one needs performance reviews every month.

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    Great learning experience for somebody fresh out of college.

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    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
  2.  

    Great place to work - I thoroughly enjoy it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

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