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"Great Company to start career"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Consulting Associate in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Senior Consulting Associate in Arlington, VA
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I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great Benefit Package,
Depending on position, you have great exposure to investment management from some highly skilled consultants.
Wide array of tools to develop skills and career.
Subsidized CFA exam fees, if pass
Great atmosphere. Steady Work/Life balance.

Cons

Low Salary compared to profession.
Associates do most of work, little to no recognition
Different personalities, some consultants are better to work with than others
Company is way behind when it comes to systems and technology.
Feels as if the firm is very reactionary at time

Advice to Management

Employees love the promote with-in structure, but there needs to be a system in place to allow investment professionals to stay with CA and be promoted to next tier.

Other Employee Reviews for Cambridge Associates, LLC

  1. "review of CA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and great learning experience. Strong culture and ability to learn a lot from very smart and accomplished people. Very collegial and great opportunities down the line for investment related jobs and business school.

    Cons

    Compensation is lower than average, however this is expected as work-life balance was stronger than many peers in similar roles at other investment related companies. Room for advancement is limited without an MBA or CFA.


  2. "Associate Position - Menlo Park, CA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    For a recent college grad the associate position will give you a nice set of professional skills (client management, teamwork, and learning how to prioritize and meet deadlines ). If you work hard and gain the respect of managers, you will have more freedom to spend time doing research & advisory in asset classes that interest you the most.

    Cons

    The training program in satellite offices should be strengthened. Cambridge needs to provide better training on the nuances of the asset classes, more advanced modeling skills and all in all empower them to be more active contributors to client advisory. Especially if CA is going to continue to recruit students with non-finance backgrounds.

    Advice to Management

    While the starting salary for an associate is fine, year one and two raises need to bring salary to levels commensurate with other top tier consulting firms. This would meaningfully improve associate satisfaction and retention.


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