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The Cambridge Group Overview

Chicago, IL (US)
1 to 50 employees
1972
Company - Private
Consulting
£10 to £25 million (GBP) per year
Competitors

Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Booz & Company

The Cambridge Group is a strategy consulting firm that develops growth strategies based on propriety insights into consumer demand for leading companies in a variety of consumer-facing industries including CPG, retail, financial services, technology and ... Read more

The Cambridge Group Reviews

  • "Tech-like startup culture, interesting consulting work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at The Cambridge Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Limited-travel and a partner group that cares about their fellow employees as humans & friends rather than slide making robots leads to a generally tight-knit office culture.

    Because the firm is relatively small, younger analysts and consultants are generally afforded step-up/management opportunities earlier than at other firms.

    Lastly, the work and the clients are interesting. You won't be asked to spend 4 nights a week in a random city figuring out how many lay-offs would optimize efficiency or how to reduce shipping cost of some random commodity. You'll be asked to grow a category you're already familiar with, for a Fortune 100 or 500 company.

    Cons

    Lower name recognition among general populace. However, strong pipeline exiting into top Tech & CPG firms, as well as M7 MBA programs.

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The Cambridge Group Interviews

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    Business Analyst Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The Cambridge Group (Chicago, IL (US)) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Three interviews on campus. Two cases and one behavioral. First case was easy (no math whatsoever). Second case had simple probability and general market sizing, which wasn't hard I just didn't expect to see probability. Behavioral was tough and they obvious look candidates with heavy analytical backgrounds even from liberal arts schools. Whole process took about 2 hours.

    Interview Questions

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