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Investment Analyst (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VA17 November 2017
The company does not prepare you properly for the future. It prepares you to do as they wish for you to do, with random ad hoc requests from directors.
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Very slow and not opportunity
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VA25 October 2017
This environment was not a best-fit for most people. Steer clear if possible unless you are there for a short time period. No growth for most if not all areas.
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Nice People but poor culture
Investment Operations Analyst (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VA7 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.
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Good place to work for a year
Investment Operations Analyst (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VA27 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.
Pros
young environment; flexible hours
Cons
low pay; bad management; no career progression guidance; promotion structure
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solid place to start your career in investments
Investment Operations Associate (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VA2 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.
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Very educational and Enjoyable
IT Semester Internship (Former Employee) –  Boston, MA30 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.
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Best place to work in my entire career experience!
Executive Assistant to CTO (Former Employee) –  Boston, MA29 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.
Pros
Pay, benefits, atmosphere, opportunities to learn and grow
Cons
None that come to mind
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Great place to learn from the talent around you
Business Analyst Intern (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VA21 June 2017
A very supportive environment filled with talented people. Work/life balance seemed to be solid for the majority of people, including flexibility with work hours
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Good work life balance, great people.
Investment Performance Analyst, Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Washington, DC19 June 2017
You can get a lot out of your experience working at Cambridge. You may have to take more "self-starting" actions to do so, but the opportunity is there.
Pros
Work-life balance
Cons
Healthcare is decent
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Good Company
Investment Operations Associate (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VA31 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.
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Productive and fun workplace
Associate (Former Employee) –  Washington, DC27 May 2017
You learn a lot at CA. There's always room to grow and the managers are top notch. Overall, a great place to work both pre- and post- MBA. I really don't have anything bad to say.
Pros
Good managers, great peers, excellent development opportunities, etc.
Cons
I really can't think of any.
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Great place to start your career
Hedge Fund Analyst (Former Employee) –  Boston, MA17 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.
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Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VA 222016 April 2017
It was a enjoyable work place environment. The only down size about the company was no room for advancement and my salary.

The hardest thing about my job was doing the work of three people.
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The Absolute Best Company I've Ever Worked For!!
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VA10 March 2017
Waking up and looking forward to going into the office is something that is taken for granted... working at CA was the best experience ever! I wouldn't trade my time there for the world.
Pros
Great benefit packages, caring management.
Cons
None
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Good people but needs to understand place in the marketplace.
Associate (Current Employee) –  Boston, MA24 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.
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Difficult place to feel accomplished
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Boston, MA12 January 2017
Nepotism, lack of strong leadership and accountability make this a tough place to work unless you are part of the right clique.

Cambridge Associates is a firm stuck in its old ways.
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Rewarding
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VA4 December 2016
Company is a great place to work for. Alot of tools and resources to help you in your career. Staff is very nice and everyone works as a team and help one another
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Good
Portfolio Administration Analyst (Current Employee) –  Boston, MA6 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.
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Nepotism is what gets people ahead
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Boston, MA26 September 2016
The expectation from management is getting the work done without due recognition. And unless you are part of the chosen-few, then don't expect much advancement.
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Truly great company, just needs direction
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VA8 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.
Pros
Great benefits (vacation), great people, holiday party, summer outing, monthly socials
Cons
Constant restructure, pay could be better
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