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Cambridge Associates, LLC Interview Questions

Updated Aug 11, 2017
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    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    They contacted me by phone and I had a thirty minute phone interview. Then I was invited to an open house with 3 other people. They gave an hour long presentation about the company and the position after which I had three 20 minutes interviews with various staff members. The staff members were very nice and the interview was not too hard.

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    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Had a phone interview with HR. Nothing difficult, 30 minutes or so.

    Had interviews at the office after the first round. Most questions were behavioral questions and were quite similar. Found myself repeating my answers with different interviewers but I'm guessing they were trying to ensure consistency in the answers they were getting. Had a presentation about the company for a clearer understanding of the role and how the department fits into the company. Also had a writing sample- again, nothing difficult.

    Interview Questions

    • Is there anything I should be concerned about if we hire you?   Answer Question
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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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    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Arlington, VA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    There was an initial phone interview, second round interview and then final round. In the initial phone interview, he called a half-hour earlier than schedule and asked a series of behavior questions. The second round was held at their Arlington location. They started with a presentation and then took me to be interviewed by 3 managers, each lasting 30 minutes. They asked a bunch of general behavioral questions, I found them to be very frat-like 20 something males. They were all very insincere and seemed to have no actual interest in me, but just wanted to get through the interview so they could get to the next candidate. One had a sheet full of the most ridiculous interview questions I've ever been asked and proceeded to ask the questions at me and just jot down my answers, he didn't even look up to make eye contact the entire time.

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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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    Hedge Fund Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview

    I interviewed through a recruiter, but jobs are posted on the company website. In some cases, writing samples are requested before a candidate is invited in.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview is fairly straightforward. A case study is presented where a candidate must summarize a hedge fund managers performance over a period.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    salary was not negotiable


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    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Singapore (Singapore)).

    Interview

    1st round touches on standard behavioral questions. 2nd round is an open house where they introduce the company and department, followed by 3 rounds of interview with 3 managers, lastly followed by a writing sample test.

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    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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    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    I applied online and received an email to set up a phone screening the next day. The next round, which was one week later was with the hiring manager. This lasted about 30 min and we talked about my experience, education and how it would help the company.

    Interview Questions

    • The hiring manager asked me to run him through a specific investment strategy for a personal client.   Answer Question

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    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Did a phone screen which ran over the resume. Didn't hear back for two weeks and followed up to find out I hadn't been selected for another round.

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