Cambridge Associates, LLC

www.cambridgeassociates.com
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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 (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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, but entry level jobs are not that great

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    • Culture & Values
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    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not worth the year I wasted after college, provided no relevant experience to financial services industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Junior Research Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Atmosphere was all 20 somethings, so it was fun to be around peers.

    Cons

    Management admitted to not being intelligent, micromanaging, horribly run, took advantage of college students desperate for jobs and paid them unlivable salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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