Cambridge Associates, LLC

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

Cambridge Associates, LLC – Boston – “A global leader of investment advisory services”
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3.5 126 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Cambridge Associates, LLC Chairman and CEO Sandra A. Urie

Sandra A. Urie

(92 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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    A great place to get exposure to the fund management industry

    Senior Research Associate (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsJob Scope and the people.

    ConsOne step removed from the market

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Collaborative Environment with Approachable Management Team

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsThe management team is outstanding and really in tune with the office. The open concept allows for lots of collaboration and teamwork. High emphasis on work-life balance (not be confused with party environment as all team members work extremely hard to ensure the team performs well)

    ConsCurrently most of the growth is within the Singapore office. Would like to see some promotional/development opportunities to eventually go overseas to any of the other global offices (i.e. Australia, Beijing, UK, U.S.A.)

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't change - keep doing what your doing and more. Ensure that your successors carry the same values as you.

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

     

    Great Exposure and Culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA great company with fabulous team-oriented culture and financial market exposure

    ConsCompensation lower than average. Limited advancement space for junior professionals

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    Great Firm with Strong Growth Opportunities

    Associate Consultant (Former Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    ProsMuch like any thing in life, you get out of it what you put into it. The firm values hard work, dedication, mission alignment, and intellectual curiosity. I found myself intellectually stimulated and was always encouraged to take on additional projects that were of interest or fit within my skill set. The experience I gained through both my normal position and the additional projects on which I worked gave me a rich story pool for business school essays.

    
The real reason you should consider Cambridge is for the people. Yes, the work can be hard. Yes, some parts of it can feel repetitive depending on your position in the organization. However, you will have the ability to work with, and more importantly learn from, exceptionally smart and talented people who take a personal interest in your success. The relationships I left with were truly invaluable, and I’m amazed at how much I grew, both personally and professionally, because of the mentorship I received while employed in the Dallas office.

    ConsThe organization is relatively flat, so if you need a title the transition may be difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire a dedicated CTO; that will fix many of the IT problems (planning, integration, incorporating strategic goals and technological capabilities, etc.). Don’t forget to nurture the culture. The culture (and tie in with our members) was one of my favorite things about working at Cambridge, and it transitioned/developed a distinct finance flare.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great firm

    Senior Consulting Associate (Former Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsGood culture, well-respected firm and good work-life balance

    ConsNot the highest pay in the investment world, but that goes for all consultants

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

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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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    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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    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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    A challenging and enriching career starter with a focus on people development and quality output.

    Senior Research Associate (Former Employee) Arlington, VA (US)

    ProsCollegial environment, cross-collaboration with groups/departments, human capital and people focused, open-door policy management style, pairing interests and talents with projects, feedback focused and driven by constructive criticism

    ConsConservative compensation, strict recruiting specifications

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not give up on the model of tapping talent for projects for the right employee it can be very empowering. Do continue to gather feedback on interests and have employees drive career path, but acknowledge when some individuals need the request or extra push.

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

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    Great company with opportunities to grow

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

    ProsWell managed. Good work-life balance. Opportunities to work with talented colleagues.

    ConsHard to jump to another group within the company.

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

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