Cambridge Associates, LLC
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www.cambridgeassociates.com Boston, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Investment Performance Associate Interview

Investment Performance Associate
Arlington, VA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in March 2013.

Interview Details Standard interview. Spoke with a member of recruting team for a phone interview and then brought in for a series of interviews. One interview was with a member of recruting and it was easy behavioral questions. The next was with a manager which I found to be very confusing at times. She didnt have a good feel for the outlook and often times seem flustered and/or lying about the expectations. The 3rd interview was with the director. His interview was very intense and even teetered toward unprofssional at times.

Interview Question – How was the past interview on a scale from 1-10. Very bizarre   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The vibe I got from the last 2 interviewers was not good. Does not look like they have a solid plan for the future and I dont think it is a stable department. Friend who works there says that they plan to automate everything and the department will be defunct in 3 years

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Investment Performance Associate Interview

Investment Performance Associate
Arlington, VA (US)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in November 2010.

Interview Details Applied to the company based on their ad. Received message back in a few days asking a few basic questions. After that was invited in for interview. Met with 3-4 supervisors. Seemed straightforward and pleasant to deal with.
Several week after that received offer

Interview Question – Explain a time when you had to resolve a problem at work.   Answer Question

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Investment Performance Associate Interview

Investment Performance Associate
Arlington, VA (US)

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in April 2010.

Interview Details I initially applied online and got a phone call two days later. The HR rep set up an informational phone interview. The questions were very basic and included a review of my resume. Then I was invited to interview on-site. They did not pay for travel or rooming expenses. The on-site interview consisted of two group presentations and three one-on-one interviews with questions ranging from basic resume information to simple finance/capital markets questions.

Interview Question – Why do bond prices and bond yields move inversely?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations.

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Investment Performance Associate Interview

Investment Performance Associate
Arlington, VA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in October 2011.

Interview Details Got the interview through a friend. Before the interview I found out that the position is essentially data entry and it didn't seem too fulfilling. During the interview I expressed a desire to at some point to return to b-school or get a CFA and aspirations of being portfolio manager one day. I don't think that they are looking for anyone particularly ambitious...at least knowingly. And truth be told the interviewer didn't seem very skilled. I received a thank you email the following day telling me that our interests didn't align, and I agree.

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  • Standard tell me about yourself, walk me through your resume, where do you see yourself in 5 years, why CA   View Answer
  • My final question for her was something I read off of Monster.com's example questions to ask: "Now that you know about my background etc. etc., do you have any concerns with my fulfilling this position?"   View Answer
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Investment Performance Associate Interview

Investment Performance Associate
Arlington, VA (US)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in March 2010.

Interview Details The interview process started with a phone screen. After the phone screen, the recruiter invited me for a second round interview. This interview included a group of other candidates. Employees showed prospective employees around the office facility and three one-on-one interviews took place. From what I remember the interviewers asked the same questions, so by the third round It was easy.

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Negotiation Details – Management was unwilling to negotiate salary.

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Investment Performance Associate Interview

Investment Performance Associate
Arlington, VA (US)

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC in December 2010.

Interview Details On campus interview first, followed by a round of 4 in-person interviews. The interview day also consisted of an office tour and an overview of a mock performance report. Most everyone in the Performance Reporting department is pretty young since there's not much opportunity for advancement, so the atmosphere is reasonably laid back.

Interview Question – How do you manage when you have a large number of projects with competing deadlines?   Answer Question

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