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Cambridge Associates, LLC Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance and benefits (in 49 reviews)

  • The opportunity to learn is there (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • you have to work long hours at times (in 19 reviews)

  • Manual data entry can be tiresome (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Operations"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Operations Associate in Arlington, VA
    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    company culture, good hours, flexible schedule

    Cons

    lots of data entry and the work is repetitive/boring, lack of upward mobility within the department


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Past Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Recruiter 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

    Located in a great area of Boston.

    Cons

    -HR and Recruiting team is chaotic
    -A lot of turnover
    -Lacking leadership and guidance


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Back Office Staff Accountant"

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

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Competitive compensation package
    Good office location

    Cons

    Very high turnover
    Backlogs of work and audits
    Many longtime back-office employees refuse to train new hires
    Middle managers expect workers to work long hours and be available during holidays, weekends and vacations


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  5. "Junior Investment Performance Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is filled with nice people. You have the opportunity to plan out your own day. Management is really nice. Not much room for growth.

    Cons

    you have to work long hours at times. They expect you to stay late when a client needs something regardless of what time it is. Work is VERY repetitive. At first things seem nice but then you see how things really are. My advice stay away unless you want to work long hours, get anxiety and give up your personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Dived work load


  6. "Demoralizing unless you are C-Level"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people here are great to work with. It definitely has one of the most friendly work cultures I've experienced.

    Cons

    - VERY limited growth opportunities - no matter how hard you work or how well your reviews go.
    - Encouraged to take on extra work and responsibility (pros) - but in no way does that mean your compensation will go up or your title will change.
    - Compensation is laughable; pay increases are minimal; bonuses are not at all reflective of how hard one works or how much extra work/responsibility one takes on.
    - Micro-managed ; limited anonymity.


  7. "Lots of Changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Concerted effort to upgrade underlying technology and to start to use the latest technology. Benefits are pretty good. Variety of work.

    Cons

    There's been a shift to utilize a variety of third party contractors to the detriment of in house employees. Company morale is extremely low lacking proper support from management and not rewarding long term service.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Work for CA only if the job market is bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Sponsorship for professional certificates like CFA

    Cons

    No transferable skills. Find it a struggle looking for external opportunities.
    Management is made up of people who are very new in their careers. In banks AVP are given to those who have been working in the industry for 5 years or so. Here you could become an assistant managers with a few years of experience. Management team really lacks experience.
    High attrition rate. As a result the team is relatively new and lack working experience.


  9. "Entry-Level and Move on!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great people to work with in an entry-level role.

    Cons

    No room to grow. Rewards are not monetary. Rewards equals more work and responsibility.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Not a Stable Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Both my managers were nice. They were both fired.

    Cons

    In the 2+ years I worked there, there were 3 massive groups of lay offs, including my own. They also literally removed our opportunity to advance.


  11. "Transition Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Operations Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Investment Operations Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of interaction with the global offices (London, US), usually on a monthly basis.
    You will be given lot of responsibility quickly if you can prove that you can handle it
    Time between promotions is very, very short and almost guaranteed unless you're a visibly poor performer
    Company is accepting of all academic backgrounds and performances
    Amazing work life balance, work flexibility and hours

    Cons

    Very poor retention rate. No stays in the department from more than three years, most leave after two. Team loses experienced and intelligent employees and remaining members are overworked.
    Very few career opportunities within the firm.
    Repetitive, unchallenging work
    Below average compensation and bonus
    Almost no learning opportunities after the first month. Co-workers are mostly fresh out of college and management is young and inexperienced, neither can offer much value professionally.
    Other departments do not value the work you do

    Advice to Management

    Value employees better
    Provide better career development path


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