Investment Operations Analyst (Current Employee) – Arlington, VA – 7 October 2017
In my department there was little opportunity to advance and take on diverse work. Though the management was caring, a lack of desire for confrontation created unrest. Overall they only expect people to stay 2 years so they do little to find new and challenging work for the more senior team members.
Investment Operations Analyst (Current Employee) – Arlington, VA – 27 September 2017
Cambridge is a good place to get into finance. Unfortunately, the company doesn't provide much guidance around career progression so your best bet is to get out after one year. The company is also downsizing quite a bit since it isn't doing very well in the industry. The pay is below market and promotions are based on time instead of merit, which upsets a lot of talented hard working employees who end up leaving a few months after they are passed on for promotion.
young environment; flexible hours
low pay; bad management; no career progression guidance; promotion structure
Investment Operations Associate (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – 2 September 2017
This is a solid first job right out of college. You get exposure to different parts of finance and consulting. Turnover at times is a concern. There is a collegial dynamic which can help get through stressful periods.
IT Semester Internship (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – 30 August 2017
I had never worked at a big company before, and with great management and a great team by my side, my semester internship was excellent. Every day was great just commuting in, getting work done and leaving in time to get a train back to school, which they were very flexible with when weather was an issue.
Best place to work in my entire career experience!
Executive Assistant to CTO (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – 29 June 2017
Cambridge Associates is most definitely deserving of my highest recommendation to anyone looking for a diverse workforce with a collaborative and stimulating atmosphere. The benefits and pay are excellent and the leadership sets a commendable example for the rest of the staff. I would welcome the opportunity to rejoin this firm.
Pay, benefits, atmosphere, opportunities to learn and grow
Investment Operations Associate (Current Employee) – Arlington, VA – 31 May 2017
Cambridge Associates is a great firm to work for as they provide hands on training and a enjoyable work environment. The work is interesting and provides tools to succeed within or outside of the company.
Hedge Fund Analyst (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – 17 May 2017
Cambridge Associates is a great place to learn the investment business and interact with some intelligent people/investors. One downfall is that they tend to think they're a little too smart for their own good. Minor complaint, but part of the culture.
Good people but needs to understand place in the marketplace.
Associate (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – 24 January 2017
Company that has good intentions and smart people but is experiencing a brain drain or overworking those that are still around. Trying to compete in a more competitive marketplace with aging systems and technology. Has been restructured 3 times in the last 3 years. Needs to understand what its value proposition is and where resources need to be allocated.
Portfolio Administration Analyst (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – 6 November 2016
Good culture and work life balance. There is a lot intelligent colleagues you will work with at C|A. Pay is below average for the industry and it can take years to receive a promotion.... Like many companies, management promotes favorites.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – 8 September 2016
CA is truly a great company, with possibly the most amazing colleagues you will ever have. They encourage self advancement (taking courses), but sadly do not offer much growth within the firm. However, the job security is very high. I never worried about losing my job. People who have been there for 15+ years are proof of that. The benefits are very good, but compensation could be better.
Management is made up of great people, that just haven't seemed to put all the pieces of the puzzle together yet. But they are trying. The workload is often a lot, but can vary depending on the time of year and what department you're in. They reward everyone's hard work with monthly socials, summer outings, and holiday parties.
Overall, it can be a company you retire with, just depends on your career goals. I only left because of relocating.
Great benefits (vacation), great people, holiday party, summer outing, monthly socials