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Cambridge Associates, LLC Reviews

Updated November 21, 2018
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David Druley
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Pros
  • "Incredible work culture, the company has a fantastic work/life balance" (in 57 reviews)

  • "Team atmosphere, diverse exposure to investments across all asset classes" (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Peak periods can result in long hours at times, but that’s generally limited to a few days a month" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Low pay at Investment Associate Level, very small year end bonus" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Invesrment Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Invesrment Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with great people
    Collaborative, collegial culture
    Continuous learning

    Cons

    Under paid for the hours you’re expected to dedicate


  2. "Systems Admin"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots to work on
    Lots of technology available
    Big IT budget

    Cons

    Management has to be involved everywhere
    Excessive micromanagement

  3. "Senior Investment Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Investment Associate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Investment Associate in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good exposure to investment management, opportunity to build a network, good exit opportunities either to MBA or investment manager roles, excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    Pay is generally below market


  4. "Operations Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people at the company

    Cons

    Management never seemed to be upfront on things


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Needs a good overhaul"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The coworkers are quite nice

    Cons

    The work is mundane and monotonous.
    No clear direction from management.
    Bureaucratic nightmare with managers that talk behind your back.
    Little growth potential.
    Double standard on values.

    Advice to Management

    Give better direction and be professional


  6. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Perfect working environment. The people there are very nice. Management are supportive.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any for now.


  7. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Collegial work environment, good access to fund managers, light hours

    Cons

    Not much room to grow, not a very competitive environment, not much quant/hard skills gained

    Advice to Management

    Allow analysts/associates room to grow.

  8. "Research analyst"

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

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Cambridge Associates was a great experience. I came there with very little financial knowledge and learned a lot. I encountered great mentors. The work was challenging, there were definitely some late nights, but all in all it was a great experience.

    Cons

    To my knowledge the pay is on the low end for the financial services space. Also, the different offices, with investment control in DC and the consulting team in Boston, can make things challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    I would increase salaries for employees. There are definitely opportunities to quickly earn salary increases, but starting salary is low.


  9. "Excellent place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, pleasant environment, excellent benefits and paid time off.

    Cons

    Could be more opportunity for all to work from home some days.


  10. "Micromanagement and Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Investor Operations Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Investor Operations Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get paid for Overtime. That was the only good thing about working here

    Cons

    The client teams within Data and Reporting use intimidation and emotional abuse to communicate. Middle managers do not manage, they simply micromanage their subordinates and blame Junior level employees for their failures. PLEASE STAY AWAY AND DO NOT WORK HERE.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your employees concerns. Stop blaming Junior level employees for your failures. Find ways to increase employee retention rates.


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