Cambridge Associates, LLC

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I would not recommend taking a position at Cambridge Associates.

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Former Employee - Investment Performance Associate in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Investment Performance Associate in Arlington, VA

I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC

Pros

It is a young fun work environment. It was my first job out of college and it provided a solid understanding of different investment types.

Since leaving the Company it is my understanding that they had outside consultants come in and subsequently made positive changes in the way they run the performance reporting department.

Cons

Overall I found it to be an extremely unprofessional work environment. They had extremely high turnover. The people who were your superiors were often only a few years older and their assessments were often biased based on personal relationships. I don't think Analyst take enough pride in their work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I can only speak to the way the Performance Reporting department was run, and in my opinion, when I was an employee, it was a disaster. Work was not distributed evenly among Associates and I worked many late nights and weekends without being compensated for my additional hours.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start a career in the investment industry

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    Former Employee - Consulting Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consulting Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC

    Pros

    Great big picture introduction to asset management. You learn about asset allocation, manager selection, risk management.

    Chance to work with some great colleagues. Many supervisors are supportive, friendly, and genuinely interested in your career development. Less office politics than other investment firms.

    If you do a good job, management will try to assign you to projects related to your career interests.

    You can get into a Top 10 MBA program.

    Cons

    Pay is relatively low. You are expected to work long hours compared to how much you are paid.

    While the work is challenging at first, it becomes repetitive after a year or so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has done a great job of growing the company. Since it was founded, Cambridge has become the worldwide leader in investment consulting. Leadership should be proud of the job they've done.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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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
    Approves of CEO
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