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"Save Your Soul; Do NOT work in IT!"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Flexible hours, good work/life balance, very friendly people to work with.

Cons

Compensation is a JOKE. If you're a developer, you will never use the latest technologies. 90% of our applications are not MVC based and because we are not a tech firm, there is no interest in pushing for using more robust languages or technologies. If you try to push for making something better or faster by implementing a new process or framework, you will get shut down because everyone in IT is afraid of change. Most developers have been around since the early 90s and have not bothered to learn any new languages since then (all while getting cost of living raises throughout the years). All of our new applications and new projects are being completely outsourced and costing the firm hundreds of thousands, if not millions. Developer roles are now completely support based, no new development is happening.

This is an investing firm, not a tech firm and IT is always considered a support role to the firm's decisions. Currently everyone in the firm thinks IT is a joke because we have major operational issues and cannot keep servers running smoothly. This then drives the idea that we need to outsource everything instead of promoting/hiring people who actually know what they're doing.

Don't be a part of this sinking ship.

Other Employee Reviews for Cambridge Associates, LLC

  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good exposure to investments and great people to work with

    Cons

    Average compensation, lack of IT resources


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    "Fraternity Like Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a decent job if you're fresh out of college. The pay is nothing special, but it will pay your bills. No real chance for upward mobility unless you get an MBA. Generally recruits undergraduates out of liberal arts colleges, very Caucasian heavy office with young guys and gals who recruit people who are similar to themselves, and thus the fraternal like culture.

    Cons

    No real diversity, it would be nice to talk to a colleague who isn't stuck in the past about they glory days of Friday nights on campus.

    Pay isn't too good

    Advice to Management

    Get some new fresh blood from different backgrounds besides your typical fraternity/sorority brother or sister.

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