Cambridge Associates, LLC
3.5 of 5 112 reviews
www.cambridgeassociates.com Boston, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Cambridge Associates, LLC Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 01, 2014
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MIG Analyst Interview

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Interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC

Interview Details Telephone screening, 2 hour interview with 4 employees (30 mins each)

Interview Question – Work ethic - define, what's yours, and how has yours been shaped   Answer Question

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Consulting Associate Interview

Consulting Associate
London, England

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in February 2012.

Interview Details Fairly straightforward interview process. Starts with a phone interview with a current consulting associate who has a year or two's experience, it's a very relaxed conversation about your background, then some basic questions on investments.

Interview Question – How would you invest 1 million dollars?   Answer Question

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Consulting Associate Interview

Consulting Associate
London, England

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in October 2011.

Interview Details No competence questions. I was asked about my previous job experience and why want to switch to investment consulting. Then I was asked to describe my portfolio: where would I invest and why, for how long, etc etc. They clearly expected very detailed answer of the firms, sectors, market dynamic, aims.

Interview Question – Detailed questions about the market portfolio.   View Answer

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Consulting Associate Interview

Consulting Associate
City of London, England

The process took a day - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in August 2011.

Interview Details 20 minute phone interview with a few general questions such as: Why did you do that degree, what do you expect to do at CA. After that a quick case study about how to invest a 100 mio. fortune. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

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Research Analyst - Manager Information Group Interview

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I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in February 2014.

Interview Details went through 2 rounds of interviews. the first round was in a group of 8. 2 hours session. the first hour was spent introducing the company and the roles. the second hour was split into 2 parts, a 30min interview with one of the staff (could be a manager, HR, etc) and another 30min sharing sessions with the junior analyst ( casual sharing session of perspective in life etc).

the second interview was 3 hours. the first hour was a 1 hours sharing session by the MIG manager about the role. the second hour was broken down into three 30min interviews. with the hiring manager, 2 junior analyst and the director. the last 30min was sample email writing. basically they gave a situation where you had to send an business email out. (nothing difficult, just have to be coherent and clear and ensure your email has all the relevant details imo)

Interview Question – all the questions asked were non-technical, things like sharing stuff on your resume, or greatest strength greatest weakness. the interview process is very casual (although i believe they observe alot on your body language and spoken language and basically how you carry youself) and the idea for them is to get to know you better while you get to know them better.   Answer Question

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Research Analyst - Manager Information Group Interview

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Arlington, VA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in February 2014.

Interview Details Applied via Campus recruitment. Interviewed on campus, didn't get an offer. Most of the questions were about teamwork and leadership

Interview Question – Who in your life do you want to model your career after?   Answer Question

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Research Associate Interview

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Boston, MA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

Interview Details Three rounds to the whole process. First round was initial phone screening with HR; second round was a thirty minute phone call with two research associates with emphasis on fit a well as broad financial knowledge; third and final round was a "super day" type interview at their Boston office where I interviewed with 6 different people. Needed to prepare a case study for the final round that was pretty technical.

Interview Question – Case study for final round. Needed to really know your stuff as far as financial and business analysis and   Answer Question

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Junior Research Associate Interview

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Interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC

Interview Details Multiple rounds, focus on behavior

Interview Question – Greatest weakness?   Answer Question

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Consulting Associate Interview

Consulting Associate
Boston, MA (US)

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

Interview Details Everyone was exceptionally nice throughout the process. I could tell all of the Consulting Associates I interviewed with genuinely like the firm and have all enjoyed their time there. The recruiter was also really helpful and nice, even when turning me down.

Interview Question – Nothing was that unexpected--all pretty standard interview questions for a fin services firm.   Answer Question

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Operations Associate Interview

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Interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC

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 Question – Explain your morality   Answer Question

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