Cambridge Associates, LLC

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Updated 12 Dec 2014
Updated 12 Dec 2014
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    Junior Investment Operations Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Campus recruitment --> Phone screening --> On-site Interview "Super Day" --> Offer

    The on-site interview is basically just 3 back-to-back behavioral interviews, 1 case interview, and 1 lunch (basically another interview). It was a stressful 3 hours, but very rewarding as well. If you prepared for this interview very well, then I would say you are probably ready for many other interviews as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you made a mistake, and what did you do to make it better?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Junior Operation Associate Interview - Phone Screening Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (South Africa)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (South Africa)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Received a email notification from the Cambridge Associates' HR on Sunday midnight for phone screening interview on next day (Monday) afternoon. Was a very late notice with little information. They did not not gave you much details about the exact timing too. However I guess this is all about the screening process with "surprise element". The key is constantly check your email and be responsive.

    Received phone call in the afternoon at 1pm and the phone screening last for about 15 minutes. The interview went well with very simple question. Why this firm? Why this industry?

    On the phone call itself, they informed me to attend another physical interview on next day (tuesday). Was very surprise again however I accepted the invitation.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions are simple but you have to be ready throughout the day for their phone call.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I will be going for 3rd stage interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Investment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through campus recruiting- first interview was on campus and had short case component but mostly resume based. Second interview was super day format at their office, with four resume interviews and a more difficult case component.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted within a few days by the hiring manager who requested to schedule a phone interview with me that week. The phone interview was approximately 15 minutes long, most questions were conventional where he asked me to talk about myself and my experiences. At the end of the phone call I was asked to come into the office for multiple second round interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most important factor regarding customer service?   Answer Question
    • What do you think you need to improve most in an office environment?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Investment Performance Junior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume via company website. HR was efficient and got back to me the next day and we scheduled a phone interview. The phone interview went smoothly and the nice HR lady ran through my resume as well as some questions that allowed her to know more about me.
    Was then sent an email inviting me to come down for the first round interview. Started off with a presentation by the director of PRG that shared with us a broad overview of the company. It was followed by 3 rounds of interviews with the current staff as well as the HR.
    I was then invited back for a second and final round of interviews the next day. (Yes the HR lady is efficient!) Was given a more detailed presentation by the same director before embarking on a case study. Case study was interesting and I think they were looking at possibly your thought process.
    Once again, I got a response the next day and received an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were generally standard save for some gotcha questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Junior Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and about a month later, I received an email requesting a phone interview. The phone interview was basic, running through the resume. Then two weeks later, I was called in for a group interview where you listen to a presentation about the company for about thirty minutes and then have three individual interviews with assistant managers. The last interview I had was a writing sample, two round table discussions with people who have the job you are applying for, an interview with an assistant manager, and then the manager.

    They repeat the questions a lot. They try to make you nervous by asking a lot of questions in a short amount of time. It's really not that bad.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The compensation was lower than expected. I got another job with a higher salary.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview Details

    Very easy-going, they always make you feel comfortable and frame the interviews like normal conversations. Low stress, but definitely require a decent amount of technical knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    • Should so-and-so portfolio expand into emerging markets given such-and-such circumstances? If so, to what degree? What investments should be removed?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Junior Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Multiple rounds, focus on behavior

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Operations Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Single on-campus interview, with single interviewer (manager). The interviewer came across as intentionally abrasive. There were no case studies or technical questions, just general background and interest questions. The interviewer could not readily explain the position for which they were interviewing candidates. Follow-ups to the interview were sophomoric and opaque.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Junior Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    4 stages of interviewing process

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Got a better offer at Goldman Sachs.

    Declined Offer

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