Cambridge Associates, LLC

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Cambridge Associates, LLC Chairman and CEO Sandra A. Urie
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    Great people and learning environment, poor pay

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

    Pros

    Cambridge is a dynamic company with extremely smart and motivated employees, who have a very collaborative mindset. People are very willing to help each other almost indiscriminately. There is no cutthroat, competitive environment, which is surprising given the highly qualified employees.

    Cons

    The compensation is below average and leads to poor retention of employees. The firm tends to be pretty homogenous, which I would view as a con.

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    Pay more and you can retain highly qualified employees for longer. Add more options for internal advancement!

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Cambridge Associates, LLC Interviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014

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    Junior Associate Manager Information Group Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.

    Interview Details

    The process took about a week. It began with a phone interview about a month after they received my resume at a career fair. I was asked to come up to NOVA for the 1st round interviews. They 1st give you an hour presentation about the company which you should pay attention to. They also outline benefits such as discounted gym memberships, opportunities for further education, and examples of ways that people have moved up in the company. The interviews are 30 minutes each in round robin fashion and the questions were somewhat repetitive although not difficult. I heard back within a couple days, was invited back for the final round, and was told which of the 4 subgroups I would be interviewing for as well as the manager's name.

    The interviews for the final round were round robin again. There were two of us, me and one other candidate who I recognized from the first round of interviews. You also have to draft an email, but its nothing difficult. They show you the computer system and how it works. At the end they give you a chance to talk more candidly with some of the people currently doing the job you are applying for. It would have been nice to have this opportunity at the beginning, but oh well.

    The most frustrating aspect of the interview was the manager I was supposed to interview with wasn't there as he had to travel. We had a quick phone conversation but I never met face to face with the guy who (I take it) made the final hiring decision which I thought was indicative of how the company values associates in this position. It was also puzzling that they emphasized how great the position is if you want to learn about finance even if you are not a finance major, but then told me that my greatest weakness as a candidate was that I wanted to learn about finance... As my desire to learn rendered me incapable of following directions for something as simple as putting data into a computer line by line and sending more or less form emails to investment managers.

    Otherwise it looked like a great place to work and although the pay is low (43,000 I think) the benefits were good and the atmosphere was very friendly and collegiate.

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    • Questions are mostly predictable, they ask you to rate yourself on a variety of factors. I felt that they focused more on asking about your weaknesses than about your strengths. Be prepared to answer this tactfully.   Answer Question
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Cambridge Associates, LLC Awards and Accolades

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Hedge Fund Consultant of the Year (James Mnookin), Institutional Investor Magazine, 2011
US Leading Investment Consultancy Firm of the Year, Acquisition International Magazine, 2013
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Website www.cambridgeassociates.com
Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1973
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (AUD) per year
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We are a leading global investment firm that delivers innovative portfolio management services to institutional and private investors. For more than 40 years, we have focused on discovering new ways to add long-term value to our clients’ portfolios based on their unique objectives.

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