Cambridge Associates, LLC

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Cambridge Associates was a waste of time

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Former Employee - Investment Performance Analyst  in  Arlington, VA (US)
Former Employee - Investment Performance Analyst in Arlington, VA (US)

Pros

I enjoyed working with my coworkers in the "secluded" office. They were about the only thing that kept me at Cambridge Associates.

Cons

Lack of experienced management, communication, and help. When you speak up, no one ever listens or tries to fix the situation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees when they speak up to you. We are speaking up for a reason.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Cambridge Associates, LLC

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Associate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Consulting Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Great mentors
    Overview of the entire investment industry
    Meetings with the best managers

    Cons

    Salary is lower than I-Banking
    Hours can get long
    Can be stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase bonuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    first hand review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Private Equity Data
    Former Employee - Private Equity Data

    Pros

    -the amount of learning that can take place at Cambridge Associates is unlimited...however entirely dependent on the individual
    -heavy exposure to the most prestigious institutional investors in the world as well as the most prestigious investment managers in the world (public, private, hedge funds, hard assets, real estate); if you ever want to work at one or the other, CA is an outstanding first step...if not you can always work in a specific industry or pretty much swing into whatever
    -incredibly rich pool of talent all over the company (and alumni base)
    -private investments vertical is by far the most interesting and rewarding (im talking from consulting to research to data...picking mutual funds isn't exactly thrilling...but DD on the next $billion distressed fund is a different story.) If private is what you can get into at the firm...you should.

    Cons

    -attempting to get on the best projects can be tricky...and there are only so many to go around
    -culture could be strengthened in certain departments
    -more mentorship needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -see if you can't juggle the strengths of employees better
    -promote an even more open and transparent setting for sharing of ideas
    -if selected to management track of some sort, MBA should in some way be incentivized...especially at the manager, assistant director level because they have direct reports
    -see if you can't teach associates how to build financial models

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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