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3.3
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Recommend to a Friend
71%
Approve of CEO
David Druley
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "Incredible work culture, the company has a fantastic work/life balance(in 58 reviews)

  • "learn about a lot of different asset classes, strategies, fund managers, and financial markets in your first two years(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be long hours but is managable(in 23 reviews)

  • "Low pay at Investment Associate Level, very small year end bonus(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Invesrment Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Work with great people Collaborative, collegial culture Continuous learning

    Cons

    Under paid for the hours you’re expected to dedicate

    Cambridge Associates, LLC2018-10-13
  2. Helpful (1)

    "PRG: Not a Place for Those Passionate About Finance and Investing"

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    Former Employee - Operations: Performance Reporting Group in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good company name to have on resume. Got to work alongside a few quality individuals and learn from investment directors. Had access to a rich database of proprietary market research and tools.

    Cons

    Toxic social culture rampant with gossip. Sociopathic management and team leads with unrealistic expectations and lack of empathy. Atrocious training program that lacks structure and seems to be improvised from new-hire class to new-hire class. Below market-average pay. Management simply increases your workload once you have a handle on things, leaving you in a perpetual cycle of overtime. Not necessarily their fault...

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    Advice to Management

    Automate the activities of PRG to save the company money and your investment teams the head ache. Computers are exponentially more effective at scanning PDFs for typos and formatting errors than human eyes. Rather than piling up reporting duties within a separate department of the firm, simply hire more IA's and train them on running the standard reporting software.

    Cambridge Associates, LLC2019-05-15
  3. "Only if you have no other options."

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    Current Employee - Investment Operations Associate in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Pay is decent for a no experience needed job.

    Cons

    You will do the same thing every day you show up to work. No opportunity to build out a career unless you intend to work 4+ years to be one of a handful of managers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the concerns of the employees. Departments across the firm have no concept of what each other's workflow looks like, making it extremely difficult to work efficiently across the firm.

    Cambridge Associates, LLC2019-05-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good first job"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

      Pros

      Learn a lot of different skills

      Cons

      OT, salary not competitive with market,

      Cambridge Associates, LLC2019-04-25
    • "Great Place to Work"

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        Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA

        I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Smart colleagues, ability to learn a lot about the investment management industry

        Cons

        Work/life balance, not as collaborative as promised

        Cambridge Associates, LLC2019-03-15
      • "Respected Firm with great people"

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        Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Boston, MA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Ability to see complex institutional portfolios and exposure to all asset classes and world class managers

        Cons

        Focus on pedigree, lack of long-term opportunities

        Advice to Management

        Focus on finding good people with strong experience and provide them a career path

        Cambridge Associates, LLC2019-03-13
      • "Junior Investment Performance Associate"

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        Current Employee - Junior Investment Performance Associate in Washington, DC

        I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Opportunities to advance and for raises based on performance review

        Cons

        Salary vs. cost of living in DC

        Cambridge Associates, LLC2019-03-08
      • "Great first job"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Room for growth within the company, lots of networking opportunities, payment for CFA exam.

        Cons

        The department I was in had a lot of micro-management.

        Cambridge Associates, LLC2019-02-19
      • "Great start in finance"

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        Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Admin team is helpful/nice, good training

        Cons

        Low pay, bad culture, management doesn't know what they are doing, high turnover

        Cambridge Associates, LLC2019-02-28
      • "My time at Cambridge Associates"

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          Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst 

          I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

          Pros

          Excellent working environment, friendly people to work with and a great place to develop skills right out of college.

          Cons

          Interview process was quite longer than it needed to be.

          Cambridge Associates, LLC2019-02-13
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