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Updated January 18, 2018
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David Druley
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  • Long hours (hearing someone worked 90 hrs in a week is not surprising) (in 22 reviews)

  • Incredibly low pay in comparison to other investment analyst roles even though they constantly advertise how profitable the company is (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Positive Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment that focuses on professional development. Terrific job for immediately after undergrad.

    Cons

    Low compensation and fewer benefits as tenure increases (i.e. no more overtime)


  2. "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating workplace. Great place for people straight out of college to kickstart their career

    Cons

    Can be long hours but is managable

  3. "Good Starting Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Got training in the financial field, good job after college

    Cons

    Low pay for the area. Micro-managing with time, no flexibility with leave.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, do not micromanage their time


  4. "As a Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Congenial atmosphere; set some deadlines independently

    Cons

    Late, last minute projects; catering to Investment Directors at expense to others; lack of managerial oversight; limited pay increases


  5. "Investment Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours were not bad. OCIO business was growing.

    Cons

    Back office is a dead end career path in general, but C/A runs theirs with paper clips and Excel.


  6. "Document Review Attorney"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Review Attorney in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Document Review Attorney in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cambridge was great to work with for placement with a local document review company, despite their great distance (Atlanta to St. Louis).

    Cons

    Cambridge didn't contact me with the next document review that apparently became available, despite my potential availability.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to maintain and use lists of previous reviewers.


  7. "Average First Year Analyst Role"

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    Former Employee - Investment Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with great people and the work life balance can be good

    Cons

    Incredibly low pay in comparison to other investment analyst roles even though they constantly advertise how profitable the company is. All of the revenue goes straight to the owners and does not flow down at all.
    The role has the possibility to be interesting but most directors prefer to get bogged down in details that do not provide any value to the end product. Cambridge should focus on developing an investing philosophy but instead prefers to focus on rebranding and investing elsewhere.
    Demoralizing to see directors and analysts at all levels looking for opportunities elsewhere.

  8. "This company needs a miracle"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Since they are so far behind the times it gives people with an open mind, desire to change and lead that change an opportunity to do so.

    Cons

    You get nowhere. Even if you are trying to make a change, good luck. Leadership doesn't know how to get back on track, leadership is non existent. No understanding how important it is to change with the industry. They are complacent.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and get people in who are at the top of their game, do what is right and can make a change for the company before it is too late.


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture
    Training Program
    Office wide Activities
    Lunches
    Scavenger Hunts

    Cons

    I don't really have any


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Investment Performance Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Began working at Cambridge right out of college and was there for 3 years in the Data and Reporting department. CA is a great place to start a career in investments. You gain a lot of exposure investing, investment strategies, types of investments, etc. Cambridge also has a good work environment; there's no politicking, back stabbing, or corporate ladder climbing types. Everyone is generally very friendly.

    Cons

    Average turnover is 2-3 years within the Data and Reporting department. Everyone is either fresh out of college or a few years out of college. There are severely limited opportunities to learn and grow as an investment professional. Consider this; at 2 years of experience, you're considered to be one of the more senior and tenured individuals in the department and are looked to from the junior employees as a resource for knowledge. Where/who do you look, as a senior employee with 2 years of experience, to learn, grow, and develop as an investment professional? Answer: externally.


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