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2 people found this helpful

Decent work experience, terrible pay.

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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

Investment consulting experience. Lots of exposure to largest institutional investors. Cambridge offers a good entry level job for young professionals interested in the investment business. Cambridge experience also looks good on the resume if applying to graduate school. Promotions come easily and are based more on time at the firm and less on performance.

Cons

Compensation is very low. Benefits are OK. Most employees could probably find jobs paying 50-100% more than Cambridge pays with investment managers or in other financial services fields

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No advice for senior management.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    This is no place for advancement, unless you have an MBS

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC

    Pros

    The people. The comradry between the workers is amazing. Management (Consultants and above) do not support their people, so the staff gives the support.

    Cons

    There is no communication in the company. I know of many people who left the company, and their emails are still active, and an announcement was not sent. There is little recognition at Cambridge. Those who pass the CPA are not acknowledged, nor are daily achievements. Money is the bottomline- and that is all that matters. This past Administrative Professionals Day, the staff was given a Chipotle lunch- management did not acknowledge their contributions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest that communication be better. Both negative and positive feedback, when needed, should be given when events occur, not on a yearly basis.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent first job that opens doors for a strong future in finance.

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    Current Employee - Consulting Associate in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Consulting Associate in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC

    Pros

    Excellent exposure to multiple asset classes. You get to work with extremely intelligent and knowledgeable people. Reasonable hours and a good work/life balance. Good benefits and vacation, and management is very reasonable about letting people take vacation. They also try to make sure to stay informed about employee morale.

    Cons

    Lack of ability to be promoted beyond a certain level without a masters degree. Very low pay relative to the rest of the finance industry. The work can be very cyclical, so there are times when there is very little to do and other times when there is way too much to do.

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    None

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