Cambridge Associates, LLC

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Cambridge Associates, LLC Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
Cambridge Associates, LLC – Boston – “A global leader of investment advisory services”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 125 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Cambridge Associates, LLC Chairman and CEO Sandra A. Urie

Sandra A. Urie

(91 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • For the industry, there is good work/life balance at Cambridge Associates(in 22 reviews)

  • Opportunity to learn about all asset classes through due diligence on top investment managers, research, etc(in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours during peak periods, work can sometimes be repetitive(in 12 reviews)

  • status reporting, and (3) data entry(in 8 reviews)

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    Software Developer

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsNice team, and working environment

    ConsNot so latest technology due to the financial platform, they are not a big fan of what is the latest technology.

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    Cambridge Associates was a great first job.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou get the opportunity to work with intelligent, thoughtful, and hard working colleagues, who all have high integrity and want to do the best possible for their clients.
    For the industry, there is good work/life balance at Cambridge Associates.
    Your clients are some of the leading non profits in the country with sophisticated boards that are wonderful to work with.

    ConsIt is challenging to move up internally, though not impossible, and it's a great launching pad for getting into top MBA programs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Analyst

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood culture, good people, decent hours

    ConsAcademic, limited exit opps, niche

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    Fantastic experience at the firm.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsSenior staff invests in professional development of junior employees; great culture

    ConsCan't think of any--this is a phenomenal place to build a career.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to start if interested in Finance

    Client Operations (Current Employee) Arlington, VA (US)

    ProsLots of young professionals
    Challenging/Interesting work

    ConsTechnology is outdated for needs of company
    Pay is lower than expected

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix Technology

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Get off the sinking ship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCambridge is a growing company. Cambridge has a unique culture like no other, they are client focused, and hard work oriented. In the financial world Cambridge is on top.

    Cons(IT) Management needs to get in touch with their employees; communication is seriously lacking always leaving employees wanting more or further discouraged, everyone is afraid of loosing their jobs, this has created an "on edge" work environment. Leaders lack accountability. Testing is not complete prior to huge projects mostly just thought up and implemented. The network crashes on a monthly basis, with no resolve and sugar covered explanations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStabilize the network before implementing new procedures

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Slow, clunky, lots of overhead

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsWell recognized name in the industry, very intelligent people.

    ConsReally slow to change, lack of investment in technology makes everything 10 times harder to complete

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't wait until it's too late to make investments in technology. The firm is paying for the lack of investment from the last 5-10 years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cambridge provides great opportunities for personal and professional growth.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsThere are lots of very nice, intelligent, hard working, motivated people.

    ConsThere is a lack of vision and leadership by senior management. It is a very insular team with too much group think.

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    Great entry level job with good benefits

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Arlington, VA (US)

    ProsVery casual atmosphere, a lot of really nice people to work with.

    ConsThe pay is slightly below competitors and there is fairly high turnover among junior employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more to facilitate better retention

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture and people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart, caring coworkers and supervisors. Some very smart consultants. Interesting work with high profile clients. Opportunity to learn about all asset classes through due diligence on top investment managers, research, etc. Great brand recognition. As an associate you can get involved in a variety of auxiliary functions such as marketing, recruiting, etc.

    ConsSome groups can be difficult to work with. Large company where change is slow to implement. Average starting salaries, but lower than industry raises and bonus.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to change the status quo. Update technology resources. Start planning for the future and passing more shares of ownership to the MDs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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