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Cambridge Associates, LLC Reviews

Updated 25 May 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance and benefits (in 49 reviews)

  • The opportunity to learn is there (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours (depending on staffing, 60 hours a week can be the norm) (in 20 reviews)

  • Manual data entry can be tiresome (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low side, the job you interview for might now be the job you actually end up doing.

    Advice to Management

    More growth opportunities and communication with employees needs to be better.


  2. "Investment Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Team atmosphere, diverse exposure to investments across all asset classes

    Cons

    young, inexperienced management. hit or miss client staffing. volatile hours.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the associates and take their feedback seriously. They are in the trenches and know company operations better than anyone.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture, limited promotions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, smart and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Limited promotional track for junior employees

    Advice to Management

    Consider the professional development needs of junior employees


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Management needs improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Operations Associate in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Investment Operations Associate in Washington, DC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great coworkers
    -Great place to learn about finance if you don't have experience

    Cons

    -Management micro-manages
    -Salary is not competitive for the industry


  6. "great career launchpad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Investment Director
    Former Employee - Associate Investment Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong systems for training, mentorship, and professional development.
    Great reputation among investment managers and graduate schools
    For a financial firm, the workforce is fairly diverse

    Cons

    Salaries are somewhat below market, and CA is generally behind the times on modern HR practices (but to their credit, constantly improving)


  7. "Business Analysts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and great people to work with. Good work life balance and benefits. Overall, a great company to work at.

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be lots of "tinkering" of team structure by management. When change does happen, it can take a while for it to become clearly defined and implemented.

    Advice to Management

    When you implement change, make sure that it's well defined and work proactively with the teams being impacted to make sure the change happens as painlessly as possible. Other than that, you're doing a great job!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Past Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Boston, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Located in a great area of Boston.

    Cons

    -HR and Recruiting team is chaotic
    -A lot of turnover
    -Lacking leadership and guidance


  9. "Great people. Stimulating Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Very collegiate and collaborative.

    Cons

    too much hierarchy, not a set career path for younger employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Back Office Staff Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Competitive compensation package
    Good office location

    Cons

    Very high turnover
    Backlogs of work and audits
    Many longtime back-office employees refuse to train new hires
    Middle managers expect workers to work long hours and be available during holidays, weekends and vacations


  11. Helpful (1)

    "The Performance Reporting Group was the perfect place to start a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Investment Performance Analyst in Arlington, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Investment Performance Analyst in Arlington, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Management is incredibly supportive of their employees.
    -Close bonds are forged between employees and management.
    -D&R has an entrepreneurial spirit that contradicts what you might expect from a large financial institution.
    -There are always opportunities to get involved. Inspires personal and professional growth by empowering employees to decide when and how they want to get involved in these opportunities and make valuable contributions.
    -Open lines of communication between management and their employees--they want to know how to best serve you as their employee and help them develop.
    -Opportunities to interact with a number of different groups within the firm from within D&R.
    -Although the career trajectory in PRG levels off at Senior Analyst, there are opportunities to move into a new role within Cambridge, and management is supportive of helping you as the employee find your niche (both while working in D&R and when starting to think about moving outside of the group).
    -Opportunity to work on complex client relationships, hone strong relationship building, communication, and organizational skills.
    -Incredible flexibility and great benefits.
    -Instrumental in developing core professional skills.

    Cons

    This isn't a con as much as a comment and piece of advice:

    -If you allow yourself to get bored or discouraged, the core work at times can be boring and discouraging. There are many opportunities available to employees of all tenure levels to pursue to mitigate the feelings that may arise for some employees as a function of the cyclical nature of the core work. Get involved in these opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Even though it's important to be cohesive as a management team, work towards your strengths! If one manager's preference is more towards projects, help them manage people who are most interested in projects so that they can collaborate and learn from one another. If another manager's preference is people, allow them to manage the people centered projects. The management team already does a good job of doing this, but I think it's important to keep it in mind so that management can continue feeling valuable and employees can continue to grow.


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