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"Good place to start a career in the investment industry"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Consulting Associate in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Consulting Associate in Boston, MA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great big picture introduction to asset management. You learn about asset allocation, manager selection, risk management.

Chance to work with some great colleagues. Many supervisors are supportive, friendly, and genuinely interested in your career development. Less office politics than other investment firms.

If you do a good job, management will try to assign you to projects related to your career interests.

You can get into a Top 10 MBA program.

Cons

Pay is relatively low. You are expected to work long hours compared to how much you are paid.

While the work is challenging at first, it becomes repetitive after a year or so.

Advice to Management

Management has done a great job of growing the company. Since it was founded, Cambridge has become the worldwide leader in investment consulting. Leadership should be proud of the job they've done.

Other Employee Reviews for Cambridge Associates, LLC

  1. "IPA"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Performance Associate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Investment Performance Associate in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively good pay for an entry level job. Good benefits. Cambridge is well known and respected by many in the investment community. Young coworkers. Ability to advance within department. Will pay up to $2500 in tuition assistance and encourages employees to take CFA exams by paying for them (if you fail, you have to pay back).

    Cons

    Boring job. Rote data entry and publishing are better descriptors of the job than anything financial related. Even so, requires long hours and sometimes an overload of work. Sometimes you work 60+ hrs and are extremely stressed, while other times you have literally no work to do all week but are still required to be in office for 40 hrs.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


  2. "Great work/life balance but boring day to day"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Performance Associate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Investment Performance Associate in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely the work life balance is the best part. Coming right out of college you make pretty good money (50K) for the number of hrs worked (45 hrs per wk). Great if you only have to support yourself, particularly because of benefits.

    Cons

    there isn't enough responsibility given in order to think analytically. It's almost all data entry despite what they say on interview day. It is difficult to take what you do here and apply it to a next job. You would almost assuredly have to go to business school.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to be more honest during the interview process. A lot of people leave because they don't know what they are getting themselves into. Almost everyone from the 2008 class has already left.

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