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Cambridge Associates, LLC Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  • you have to work long hours at times (in 19 reviews)

  • Manual data entry can be tiresome (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "MIG- Seriously Think Twice"

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

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to investment world. Could be worth the major systemic issues in the department to gain exposure. Some people move on to other parts of the company which seem like much better opportunities. Some people are able to get their foot in the door in really great investment firms after some experience in MIG. Coworkers generally supportive, hardworking, nice people.

    Cons

    Management is inexperienced and the department never hits goals. In spite of unrealistic expectations, lack of success is always blamed on employees. Well-meaning middle management, but lack of experience causes whole department to suffer. Exceptionally outdated technology. Micro management to the extreme. You'll have the worst combination of boredom at doing repetitive tasks and stress at the amount you're expected to hit. As previous reviewers have mentioned, management takes no effort to actually implement changes. Exceptionally poor commitment/ care for workplace diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Dismantle management structure and entirely rebuild.


  2. "Worked at C|A for one year"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cambridge has great people and I learned a lot working there.

    Cons

    I was old and everyone I worked with was pretty young


  3. "Performance Reporting Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure to investment industry, defined career paths, great people

    Cons

    Mediocre pay, tedious work, long hours during peak reporting, not a lot of opportunity to transfer between departments

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your people and think of more professional development opportunities


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  5. "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    none that I know of


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, poor management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Operations Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Investment Operations Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Operational department had good pay and benefits for the skills and level of work
    Very easy to only work 40 hours a week
    Company support in exams such as the CFA, CIPM, etc
    Coworkers are great

    Cons

    Management has unclear priorities, communication, and is only looking for individuals who keep their heads down and do what they are told
    Numerous attempts at projects to overhaul the department that have all failed
    Repetitive and tedious work


  7. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  8. "Entry-Level and Move on!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  9. "Senior Advisory Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Advisory Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Advisory Associate in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers were helpful and supportive. My colleagues were a great group of people I had the privileged to work with. Company's annual picnic was an added bonus.

    Cons

    Documentation work can be routine and sometimes tedious.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It was good while it lasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart people, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Boring work, hard to move up.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Not a Stable Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.



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