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Research Investment Associate, Real Assets

Cambridge Associates Boston, MA

and Duties: Act as a point of contact in the C|A Research group for private and public real asset investment managers. Coordinate and participate in… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

LDI Investment Director

Cambridge Associates Boston, MA

• Work as part of client teams to develop and present LDI solutions, and oversee their implementation; • Evaluate, monitor and manage long… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Senior Portfolio Administrator

Cambridge Associates Boston, MA

• Oversee and/or perform various daily, weekly, monthly accounting, reconciliation, and operational activities for several SIFs and SPVs… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Research Analytics Investment Associate

Cambridge Associates Boston, MA

Leverage and analyze performance and manager data to address industry questions and promote thought leadership with research and client-facing… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

International Tax Analyst

Cambridge Associates Boston, MA

The Tax Analyst works closely with the Head of Tax as well as with various accounting, finance and tax personnel and is responsible for accomplishing… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Business Analyst

Cambridge Associates Boston, MA

•The candidate will join a team of business analysts within the Information Technology department responsible for building client satisfaction… Glassdoor

11 days ago

MBA Investment Director

Cambridge Associates Boston, MA

Investment Directors will become a part of a team in one of six practice areas: Non-Profits, Private Clients, Pensions, C|A Capital Management… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Operations Analyst

Cambridge Associates Arlington, VA

• Employ project management techniques and tools to support or lead an initiative in line with client requirements and strategic firmwide… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Hedge Fund Specialist, Private Client Practice

Cambridge Associates Boston, MA

consulting with clients on their hedge fund investments; researching managers as part of their client work in coordination with the research staff… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Advisory Services Associate

Cambridge Associates Boston, MA +3 locations

• Proactively support client objectives through communication with third-party service providers. Review documentation and maintain correspondence… Glassdoor

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    Waste of Time

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    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time for more than a year


    Benefits. Excellent benefits including health, transportation, etc.


    - Degradingly low pay. Even at the manager-level of the data department it is a wonder how they can support their families on their level of pay.
    - No exit opportunities. While you do learn many "soft skills" that's all you'll learn. Any other skills are Cambridge-specific according to their proprietary databases and utilities. Whatever transferable skills you do learn are very hard to show on your resume.
    - Micro-managing managers. In the Manager Information Group much of your time is spent on status reports for the next person up...who is spending much of their time on status reports for next person up...etc. etc. etc. At the end of the day you have managers who think they know about each employee but are actually naive. A non-hierarchical structure would serve the organization better. Finally, all reports go to the department head who is never around anyway. Once every six months you'll see him getting coffee before he ducks away into his office. Its basically like the department head doesn't exist--though he is worshiped throughout the department.
    - Awful performance reviews. To their credit, management is truly trying to improve performance reviews....but I've been told that it's been four years and they don't have much to show for it. Managers are not specific enough when it comes to what is needed for a promotion or how you can improve. They'll use some general language related to MIG's "values" and say how you lack a value. When asked for specific examples, they ramble off in unrelated general thoughts.
    - Misleading job descriptions. The word "research" is flexible but has a generally definable semantic scope. This position includes nothing remotely close to "research". Don't be mislead from the title--you will not provide unique insights into relevant matters. Process improvement and "self-audits" are NOT research!
    - Mind-numbing work. The good thing is that the Manager Information Group is gaining respect within the firm. The bad part is that this does not change the content of your work. Its true that the department gains more "business" from internal stakeholders...but it just leads to more abuse by the consulting and research departments who actually do work that is somewhat meaningful. Your work will be divided into three categories: (1) process improvement--related to the department's operations, tracking utilities, etc. (2) status reporting, and (3) data entry. The latter two take up way too much time for a department that prides itself for being efficient. The first, process improvement, is not nearly as exciting as it might sound. Basically, you need to constantly reinvent utilities and processes because management/the firm is too cheap to invest in long-term solutions (which would cannibalize our department).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-think incentive structures. You'll need to pay up to have a decent back-office operation. 5% bonus cap? Really?

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