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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Cambridge Associates, LLC

  1. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    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.


  2. "Great place to work - I thoroughly enjoy it."

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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits (medical, vacation, perks), Work life balance
    GREAT people to work with (on a personal level, see Cons for professional level)
    Supervisors acknowledge hard workers - the ones who come early or stay late when needed.
    If you're a person who enjoys assisting, keeping busy, and staying organized - you'll enjoy this job.

    Cons

    Supervisors are too busy to notice or reprimand slackers.
    Some individuals are more eager and willing to assist than others. There are those who don't do everything they're supposed to do, but are never written up for not completing their work. They spend their day playing Facebook games or using paid hours to do non work related tasks, and don't get their assigned tasks completed. Those same individuals often come late, and leave "on time".
    If you are a person who likes to stay busy, you must ask for more work.

    Advice to Management

    Show your team that everyone is treated fairly, and that someone who slacks off is not rewarded the same as someone who is coming in early and staying late. It hurts the moral, and discourages the desire to help a team as a whole due to the short-comings of the slackers.

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