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"Great learning experience for somebody fresh out of college."

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

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

Pros

Broad exposure to various asset classes, get to work with many smart and talented peers and senior team members, generous benefits including paid time off

Cons

Compensation is on the lower end of the spectrum, work can become repetitive after a few cycles

Advice to Management

Monitor and manage staffing situation better so that associates are not prematurely assigned to new clients before having a chance to fully evaluate capacity.

Other Employee Reviews for Cambridge Associates, LLC

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Decent but should be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cambridge is a great name to have on your resume as other companies in the investment management space really respect the firm. You do learn a lot about the industry and have access to some very smart people.

    Cons

    Cambridge does not pay very well at all. They consistently talk about retaining top talent and the easiest way to do that it to pay them, Cambridge does not agree. They continue to hire every year despite need so redundancy is a real problem. There is virtually no way to move up to be a consultant unless you leave to work for another firm or get your MBA; however, once you've done that you don't want to come back to work for the salary that Cambridge offers.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a very clear way to move up in the firm without leaving. If you want to retain the top talent, cultivate that talent when it is recognized. Pay more, people will put up with a lot of the office politics (and there is a ton there) and unimpressive managers if they are compensated accordingly. There also needs to be some accountability for superiors.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, but entry level jobs are not that great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Research Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Junior Research Associate in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    -Management values hard work and supports professional growth
    -Helpful and genuinely caring coworkers
    -Good for recent college grads because everyone is in their early 20s
    -Great benefits and HR team
    -The values of Cambridge and the work they do really are wonderful

    Cons

    -Misleading job descriptions: you do no research or anything qualitative, just math and data entry
    -Really not for liberal arts majors
    -Limited amount of growth opportunity
    -Management seriously micromanages

    Advice to Management

    Relax; you don't need to do what employees do every hour, there does not need to be a checklist for everything, and no one needs performance reviews every month.

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