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Information Associate

Cambridge Associates Boston, MA

The Information Associate’s primary role is to oversee central coordination across Cambridge Associates’ private investment, hedge fund, and… Glassdoor

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Investment Director, Pension Practice

Cambridge Associates Boston, MA

Investment Directors work with traditional defined benefit, hybrid, and defined contribution clients to meet or exceed their investment objectives… Glassdoor

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Investment Operations Associate, Manager Information Group

Cambridge Associates London, England

The Manager Information Group (MIG) is an evolving department tasked with centralising all investment manager data collection processes across all… Glassdoor

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Analyst, Portfolio Administration

Cambridge Associates Boston, MA

• Oversee and/or perform various daily, weekly, monthly accounting, reconciliation, and operational activities for several SIFs, SPVs and SMAs… Glassdoor

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ESS Manager

Cambridge Associates Arlington, VA

The Manager of Enterprise Solutions Services (ESS) oversees the delivery of a variety of critical infrastructure services to our customers. The… Glassdoor

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Investment Associate

Cambridge Associates Sydney +3 locations

Cambridge Associates has a staff of more than 1,100 professionals, including over 200 Consultants and 150 Consulting Associates, based in eight… Glassdoor

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Research Associate

Cambridge Associates Sydney

We are seeking to add a Research Investment Associate to our Australasian Global Investment Research team, within the Public Growth Research team… Glassdoor

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Assistant Manager– Global Investment Research

Cambridge Associates Boston, MA

The Assistant Manager will work with the Deputy Head of Manager Research to lead and support the strategic, analytic, and project management… Glassdoor

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Project Manager

Cambridge Associates Boston, MA

• Lead the planning and implementation of one or more projects. • Facilitate the definition of project scope… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Senior UX Developer

Cambridge Associates Arlington, VA

Cambridge Associates is seeking a highly skilled, creative and energetic web professional to join our application development team. As a Sr. UX… Glassdoor

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    Save yourself and don't work in MIG.

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    Former Employee - Investment Operations Associate in Arlington, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Investment Operations Associate in Arlington, VA (US)

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


    * Benefits are great - 3 weeks ETO for your first year, 4 weeks after, which is WAY above standard. All benefits are top notch.
    * Colleagues are great. Young, fun atmosphere in that sense. We liked to do happy hours, go out to lunch, etc.
    * Easy work. You do NOT need a college degree to do any job in MIG, though of course it's required. You can learn as much as you want to, but it's not necessary to do the work.
    * C|A as a whole is wonderful. Great CEO/COO, firm has a terrific reputation, clients love us, etc. We also just hired a CTO so hopefully IT stuff will improve. I recommend the company to a friend, NOT the department.
    * Pay, relative to what you do, really isn't that bad. Also, you get OT which can significantly increase your salary.
    * Flextime/flexplace. It's more structured than other places, but it still exists.


    * MANAGEMENT. Micro-managers, micro-assistant managers. AMs think they rule the world, and some of them are truly truly awful. Bossy, rude, take all the credit for your work, and the managers aren't around enough to notice. Since a management team shift in September 2012 and the addition of assistant managers in September 2013, there has been insane turnover because the work environment is terrible. The average tenure of my group in the last 12-18 months has probably dropped from ~2 years to less than 6 months. Management acts like they care with their words but never follows through with their actions.
    * Work is repetitive and boring. Once you're through a couple quarters and know what's up, not much is going to change.
    * MIG is too stuck on following standards and guidelines to use common sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to fire people. There is a culture at Cambridge which is "retain talent", but that doesn't mean "let everyone who is terrible stay as long as they want."

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