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Cambridge Associates, LLC Reviews

Updated September 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is a positive (in 51 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Long hours (hearing someone worked 90 hrs in a week is not surprising) (in 21 reviews)

  • Further exacerbated by the low pay (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Intern hourly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours and fair balance of work life

    Cons

    Hard to get hired as a result

    Advice to Management

    Hire more interns as a result


  2. "Investment Operations Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Coworkers were awesome, interesting cross departmental opportunities. Generally pleased with department structure but the manager level was largely inexperienced and half hearted.

    Cons

    The salary was low but consistently upped with each promotion. No major problems - management was palatable but the job itself was repetitive, quarter after quarter.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers and friendly and helpful. Very good benefits and employee bonuses each year. Nice company outings.

    Cons

    Not many perks. Limited advancement opportunities. Can't work from home and no flexible schedule.


  4. "Investment Performance Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great and well respected company.

    Cons

    Monotonous lifestyle. Old technology. 9-5.


  5. "Great Intro to the working world"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Investment Operations Associate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Junior Investment Operations Associate in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The position I am in is mostly filled with millennial so there is good opportunity for a work life balance, management is energetic and committed to doing the best work possible.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of day to day change in the work, can get mundane and repetitive - not great for morale.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be able to trust employees more with their own projects and passions, as well as maintain and office environment that caters to millennial lifestyle not top down baby boomer style.


  6. "Senior Investment Associate"

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

    Pros

    Very collegial environment within the IA group. Work is not overly demanding. One thing is that if you garner a strong reputation you get staffed up quickly and often don't have a say for which clients you work. I found exit opportunities were plentiful.

    Cons

    The pay is bad. Well below market rate.

    Advice to Management

    Rewarding successful entry level employees would go a long way to retaining talent.


  7. "Investment Associate"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, good work life balance, great connections and access to some of the world's most notable and successful portfolio managers across strategies. Low turnover among higher-level employees. Generally liked working there.

    Cons

    Can be political at times, and because of the long tenure of senior staff, upward mobility can be limited. Communication and relationship between groups can be lacking. Pay is below-market.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a better path to promotion and more delineation for how it can be achieved. Reward personnel based on achievement and not relationships.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Investment Performance Analyst and Team Leader"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people with a very friendly and involved culture. Even performance analysts get exposure to the investment directors, who are some of the most intelligent and accomplished people I have been around. From my experience in Performance Reporting, the department leaves it up to the individual to get involved in project work and build a resume and leadership abilities outside of core work. It's normal to become a team leader and analyst in about 2 years, but it's up to the individual. I left the firm with extremely transferable skills and accomplishments and found it to be a fantastic first job out of college. Flex time and working remotely are huge wins also.

    Cons

    In Performance Reporting it was extremely cyclical, so some weeks everyone stays late every night whereas others are not as bad. Also, the firm and department have both reevaluated compensation and benefits to be more fair and transparent, so it's not as bad as it was.

    Advice to Management

    It took a while to invest in better technology, but please do keep up the good work. Each improvement saves man hours and employee frustrations.


  9. "Senior Associate Client Strategy and Communications"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance was great.

    Cons

    Room for growth within a position and within the company is limited, and mentors are scarce.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications between consultants and the rest of the firm; many consultants seem to view other operations within the company as beneath them.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good job out of college"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consulting Associate Team Leader in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consulting Associate Team Leader in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good mentorship. good training program.

    Cons

    bureacratic. strict rules around timelines for promotions


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