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Cambridge Associates, LLC Reviews

Updated August 2, 2018
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Pros
  • "Incredible work culture, the company has a fantastic work/life balance" (in 55 reviews)

  • "Good place to start work after college" (in 12 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)

  • "Incredibly low pay in comparison to other investment analyst roles even though they constantly advertise how profitable the company is" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Smart people, friendly upper management

    Cons

    Below street level pay, bummer.


  2. "Excellent place to work!"

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    • 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.

  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of responsibility early on.

    Cons

    Office Building isn’t in great shape.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better technology.


  4. "Good Place to Get Feet Wet"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relaxed, Easy, Ability to network, Encourage growth, Location

    Cons

    Feel like I’m not supported
    Very cliquey
    Limited movement

    Advice to Management

    Care about ALL levels of employees (even MIG)


  5. "Good people, bad management"

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    Former Employee - Investment Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Investment Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people overall are extremely nice, and if you're lucky you'll be able to find individuals dedicated to helping you build your career.

    Cons

    Pay is much lower than industry standard for consultants, management is more concerned about increasing appeal to potential buyers than their employees (e.g. conducted layoffs but then showed us large profit margins the following week), and an utter lack of diversity

    Advice to Management

    Diversify, care about your employees more


  6. "Investment Operations Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Investment Operations Associate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Investment Operations Associate in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friends at the job because everyone hired straight out of college

    Cons

    Hours at the job can be high


  7. "PRG - a great place to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    - There’s a large degree of autonomy for an entry level position. In most entry level jobs, your boss gives you a list of tasks, but in performance reporting, you manage your own workload and have control in managing your own clients.
    - PRG has some of the most kind and supportive managers you’ll find. They truly care about their employees and want to see you succeed and grow. I had some personal issues come up during my time at CA, and I’ve never been so grateful for the support and understanding of my manager during that time. If you need something, all you have to do is ask for it.
    - Benefits, such as insurance and ETO are very generous. PRG also is very accommodating with work from home requests and flex scheduling. Also provides CFA and tuition assistance programs to help set you up for future career prospects.
    - PRG sets you up to be successful from day one. With an extensive training/mentorship program, resources, and continued learning encouraged, you really are given all of the tools you need to be successful.
    - There’s a lot to get involved in outside of client work, and you have the opportunity to own projects and teams early on in your career.
    - You learn a ton about the industry, and it taught me so much that has helped my career move forward. I went from knowing nothing about finance to becoming a subject matter expert, and that’s a testament to the resources you have.

    Cons

    - Peak periods can result in long hours at times, but that’s generally limited to a few days a month.
    - PRG is an entry level department, so there’s not a ton of growth within the department after a few years.
    - Pay is a bit lower than entry level jobs at other finance firms, but raises are done regularly and often.
    - Client reporting work can get repetitive at times
    - The department doesn’t get a lot of recognition from firm-wide leadership. There’s not a ton of engagement from those at the top of CA, and the smart individuals in PRG deserve more than that.

    Advice to Management

    Senior leaders should work to engage with the rest of department on a personal level. Spend a full day at other offices and talking and listening with ALL levels of staff, not just the investment directors.

  8. "Investment Analyst"

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

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn a broad range of investment areas

    Cons

    Growth maybe overwhelming the infrastructure


  9. "Investment Associate"

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

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Great people; culture can be amazing; abundant access to Managing Directors; exposure to many asset classes; you get what you put in; growth initiatives of senior management are promising

    Cons

    Lower-middle management is non-existent, IAs manage themselves -- which can be great, but, often, a challenge; the pay is noncompetitive to "market rate"; work becomes monotonous with tenure, especially as new systems reduce Excel -based work; low retention hurt morale throughout 2017


  10. "Good place to learn about the investment industry"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good analyst/associate program, good place to learn about the industry as everyone is open and collegiate. Directors have great work/life balance, the same can't be said for lower-level employees.

    Cons

    Management issues, trying to change too quickly, lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    Work on employee engagement and feedback. Be more open about firm changes and what it means for careers.


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