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Cambridge Associates, LLC Consulting Associate Interview Questions

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Consulting Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer

Interview

Had a phone interview which was pretty basic, asked how to invest 100 million. Then had a assessment day which consisted of 3 interviews and a case study. Finally had a third round with a director.

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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview

    The first interview was through my school. It was only a half an hour, and really just a fit interview, nothing much to worry about. There was a very short case. Only a graph with just one question. I didn't have any financial background, but they knew that with me going in, so I talked my way through it and asked questions.

    I got a second round which was at their office in Menlo Park. It was from 9 in the morning until around 2, lunch included. Five interviews and then lunch is a pretty long day. Didn't get a tour of the office which is weird for such a small place. First interview was behavioral, second was my background, third was why do you want to work here, fourth was a longer 40 minute case and the last was talking about an article.

    Everyone was really nice except for the "why do you want to work here" interviewer. Apparently no matter how I answered that question it was not good enough for him. We spent around 20 minutes on it. They knew I had no finance background going in (I'm a physics major), but proceeded to say that since I had no background, how did I know I would like it or even be any good at it. I field questions pretty well if I say so myself, but at the end of this, I was just wondering why they invited me up in the first place if they thought I was unfit for the job.

    Also, lunch was awkward. It was with a girl my age who had just started work there 6 months ago. She honestly had nothing to say and I had to carry the whole conversation for myself. Nice, but just dull...

    While it was a good experience, I am disappointed that I drove 6 hours each way to talk with them when I feel that they didn't take me seriously. They knew I didn't have a finance background to begin with so it is a little annoying that this was such a big holdup for them. Also, there is no compensation for travel, which can be annoying when other consulting firms will do anything to get you there.

    Interview Questions

    • You really have to know why you love finance, and why you want to work there.   Answer Question

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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview

    1 phone interview with behavioral questions and onsite interview which consists of 5 small interviews. not typical case interview


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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview

    They will email you to get a time with you for a phone interview. During the phone interview, you will be asked to go through your resume. There will also be HR questions like the kind of jobs you look out for, the reason you chose the role and what do you know about Cambridge Associate. Interviewer from Cambridge Associates is friendly.

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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    First had an on campus interview at my university and then an on site interview with the firm. Whole process took about 2.5 weeks from the first interview to hearing back after the second round. The on site interview consisted of 2 30 min and 2 45 min interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing too difficult, had to talk through a few cases, but that was about it.   Answer Question

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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Boston, MA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    There were two interviews, the first is a basic 30 minute screen and then a second super-day interview which consisted of four 30 minute interviews. Overall the technical questions were relatively easy especially if you have a business/finance background.

    One major critique, their HR recruiters for this role are pretty lost in the weeds and do not respond to emails or calls. They agreed to reimburse me $300 for travel expenses for the super day, it has been seven weeks and I still have not been paid back. I even Fedexed HR another copy of my expenses and they ignored it. Also, when I finally heard back from HR they told me that I was qualified and they would have made an offer but they had already extended all offers for the class and that they kept interviewing until all offers were extended. I am a bit annoyed that they wasted my time and especially because I did so much prep work all with no chance from the beginning. This is a company with a great reputation and I would have really liked to work there, however treating candidates in this way is unacceptable and unfair.

    Interview Questions

    • Know about sharpe ratio, correlation and Standard Deviation. Also, there is a basic case study during the super day & a two minute presentation   Answer Question

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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Boston, MA) in November 2010.

    Interview

    Had my first round of interviews with Cambridge Associates for their Consulting Associates position. It was mostly behavior questions like tell me about a time where you used teamwork. They also gave me a chart which was risk/reward chart based on different portfolio managers. They told me to describe it and talk about the Share Ratio. Besides that, it was a fairly straightforward interview, no tough questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Toughest class you have taken or why did you choose the school you attend?   Answer Question

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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Cambridge, MA) in December 2010.

    Interview

    It was a laid back culture, everyone was really friendly and really young. Most of the employers were from Northeastern schools, NESCA and Ivies. Overall the interview was not hard at all and everyone was really nice.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Washington, DC) in February 2011.

    Interview

    The interview was set up through my university. Usually you have a behavioral interview, and then if you get accepted you go through a superday round of interviews. Questions consisted of whats your biggest weakness and etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Whats one thing about you that is not on your resume that you think I should know about you   Answer Question

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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview

    standard fit questions, mainly for the first round. also a mini case at the about asset management.

    Interview Questions

    • nothing out of the ordinary. why investment consulting, why CA, how does your background make you a good fit etc.   Answer Question

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