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Cambridge Systematics Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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  1. "Great benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Medford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Systematics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    premium free health insurance (high-deductible) with low out of pocket maximum, no vesting period for 401(k) with a good match, access to leaders who are well-known in our industry

    Cons

    Could have better communication about strategic direction and goals.


  2. "Great Company for transportation professionals"

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    Current Employee - Transportation Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Transportation Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Systematics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Manager is very nice. Can learn a lot from colleagues

    Cons

    didn't find any cons so far. pretty satisfied with everything.

  3. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very insightful work, covering all aspects of transportation

    Cons

    None off the top of my head.


  4. "Good people without strong lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Systematics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities of working on projects from various of regions within U.S., also collaborating with people from different regions and backgrounds

    Cons

    Business line settings impede management level cooperation

    Advice to Management

    stronger core leadership team, provide channel for all level feedback


  5. "Transportation Operation Intern"

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, knowledgeable competent staff, with lots of learning opportunities for an intern

    Cons

    Can't think of anything for now


  6. "Good people but lacks growth"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Systematics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was at CS for more than 5 years and got to work on a ton of interesting projects and was fortunate to have worked with some truly smart people.

    Cons

    There is not enough development for young professionals who will lead the charge to transform the company and industry. The model is built to survive in the 20th Century but not in today's climate. Company must evolve and adopt to be more agile with a more performance based structure.

    Advice to Management

    Offer promotions and fast tracking for young professionals. Make decisions to lay off senior execs, reduce over head (e.g. accounting) by adopting to a lean org structure.


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    "High caliber organization, interesting work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Bethesda, MD

    Pros

    - Leader in field
    - Solid management and great colleagues
    - Lots of autonomy and independence at higher levels
    - Very well received and regarded by clients

    Cons

    Same as any other consulting firm - lots of hours worked, pressure to meet chargeability targets, siloed business lines, can be stressful managing a bunch of projects simultaneously

    Advice to Management

    Remove incentives for behavior that encourages competition (instead of collaboration) for "spoils" (pay, bonuses, recognition); there were many mini-turf wars between business lines due to misguided incentives

  8. "analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good team to work with

    Cons

    commute is bad to the office


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Welcome to Thunderdome"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competetive salary, decent commute location, interesting projects.

    Cons

    Lacking in project and people managers. Little to no support for new employees. Management often falls to senior workers who may want nothing to do with the required tasks (and actually resent the drag on their ability to put in maximum hours as a sole contributor). Some will resent your presence and go out of their way to make your life absolutely miserable.

    Advice to Management

    New workers reporting to senior employees who don't want to manage them is a recipe for failure.


  10. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    Pros

    Good place to work, the Bethesda office is located in a great part of the city.
    Many senior technical resources are on board to give you advice whenever u need it.

    Cons

    Need to find the right mentors to be promoted, otherwise you will be abandoned like a stray


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