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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 (1)

    "Good"

    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

    C|A provide great benefits. CEO is extremely smart yet down to earth. It was a great opportunity to see such graceful woman leader. While I worked there, I really enjoyed the opportunity to contribute and do exciting projects.

    Cons

    Organization is going through some growing pains that may not provide a sense of stability some employees, although that may be temporary.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Investment Analyst"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    great place to start a career, get a lot of hands on experience in concreting your hard-analytical skills (i.e. working in Excel, and database mining)

    Cons

    not much room for upward mobility unless you change departments. high volume of turnover creates some stressful time periods until new hires are brought on board.

    Advice to Management

    evaluate new ways that you can promote upward mobility within the company, leverage other departments to retain high level talent


  3. "Hedge Fund Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hedge Fund Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Hedge Fund Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cambridge Associates provided a collegial and collaborative work environment within the research group,

    Cons

    upward mobility and compensation is below industry averages for junior staff


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  5. "Investment Operations Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Operations Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Investment Operations Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low Stress, great opportunity to learn basic finance. Would recommend to recent grads or people looking for an entry level position.

    Cons

    Low Pay, inexperienced managers, too much management, too much data entry

    Advice to Management

    Too many levels of management


  6. "Investment associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Investment Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, possibility to learn

    Cons

    no no no no no


  7. "Strong Collaberative Environment with Personalized Focus on Success"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    I started at Cambridge Associates right out of college and have really grown as an employee and a leader during my time here. To start- the collaborative team environment is the perfect place to grow independently, but still feel the support of a team. Everyone in the office is genuinely interested in the success of others. Management has an open door policy, that unlike most financial firms is actually open door. They actively listen to employees concerns/interests and make changes on a real time basis. Cambridge also provides the ability to move into other roles within the firm. Lastly, there is a strong work life balance with the role and the collegiate environment makes it easy to create friendships in and out of the office.

    Cons

    This role is not typically a client facing position. While relationships are built with the Investment Directors and clients, it is hard to not be able to meet with them face to face.


  8. "Average Company to Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pros include the people you work with - they definitely consider personality while hiring and that works out to having colleagues who make easy friends. Company also makes an effort to keep people involved, sponsoring happy hours, scavenger hunts etc.

    Cons

    Cons include that there's very little personal development after the first year. You learn the systems and then you might have some challenging clients, but really you're done learning anything new. Efforts to up the learning happening in the company are quite sad - "colleague to colleague" learning only meaning that a coworker gets assigned to make a one-time presentation on whatever they feel like. Starting salary is competitive for the industry, but after first round of promotions salary increases come up short to industry expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't have a great presence at least in Arlington. Way too many unprofessional rumors that go around surrounding how people are chosen to be the next manager.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Cambridge Associates - Not a nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule, easy to commute to, in the heart of the financial district. They are trying to figure themselves out

    Cons

    They keep reorganizing, there is ZERO leadership at the top and they don't have a plan for the future. EVERY single person I know has worked there 2 years, tops, and then left.

    Advice to Management

    Set goals and share them with the firm. Try to get the founders to understand that you need goals and a mission that people can get behind and work towards.


  10. "Cambridge Associates - Investment Operations Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Manual data entry can be tiresome


  11. "Intern hourly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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



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