Cambridge Associates, LLC

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Great Firm, Good Work, Poor Pay

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

Pros

- Opportunities for personal and professional growth
- Brilliant Consultants/MD's always available to explain rationale or investment philosophy
- Unrestricted access to clients, managers, etc...

Cons

- Base pay is very low
- Bonus structure doesn't lend itself to inspiring above-and-beyond performance
- Hours can be grueling at times

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cambridge Associates is a well-managed firm. CA's work hard and put in the effort to differentiate Cambridge from its competitors. That hard work and aptitude should be rewarded with a pay structure more in line with the industry norms.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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

    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.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love my job-cannot complain

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous, Boston Office  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous, Boston Office in Boston, MA

    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

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