Cambridge Associates, LLC

  www.cambridgeassociates.com
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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

Relatively good pay for an entry level job. Good benefits. Cambridge is well known and respected by many in the investment community. Young coworkers. Ability to advance within department. Will pay up to $2500 in tuition assistance and encourages employees to take CFA exams by paying for them (if you fail, you have to pay back).

Cons

Boring job. Rote data entry and publishing are better descriptors of the job than anything financial related. Even so, requires long hours and sometimes an overload of work. Sometimes you work 60+ hrs and are extremely stressed, while other times you have literally no work to do all week but are still required to be in office for 40 hrs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

No advice.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Great work/life balance but boring day to day

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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

    Absolutely the work life balance is the best part. Coming right out of college you make pretty good money (50K) for the number of hrs worked (45 hrs per wk). Great if you only have to support yourself, particularly because of benefits.

    Cons

    there isn't enough responsibility given in order to think analytically. It's almost all data entry despite what they say on interview day. It is difficult to take what you do here and apply it to a next job. You would almost assuredly have to go to business school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to be more honest during the interview process. A lot of people leave because they don't know what they are getting themselves into. Almost everyone from the 2008 class has already left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Consulting Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consulting Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC

    Pros

    experience
    broad exposure
    work with lots of teams/personalities/experience levels
    lots of responsibility for a first job (ie - hiring done by Consulting Associates)

    Cons

    hours can be long; pay isn't the best
    bonuses fail to reflect performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start firing those with no value add - and give their pay to those who work hard!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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