Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Cambridge Associates, LLC
- Consulting Associate (35)
- Junior Associate (32)
- Investment Associate (15)
- Investment Performance Analyst (13)
- Research Associate (11)
- Investment Performance Junior Analyst (10)
- Junior Research Associate (9)
- Investment Performance Associate (8)
- Associate (7)
- Junior Investment Operations Associate (4)
- Summer Associate (3)
- Investment Operations Associate (3)
- Research Analyst (2)
- Investment Consultant (2)
- Staff Accountant (2)
- Analyst (2)
- Senior Research Associate (2)
- Junior Operations Associate (2)
- Research Analyst - Manager Information Group (2)
- MIG Analyst (1)
- Research Associate - Capital Markets (1)
- MIG (1)
- Portfolio Report Analyst (1)
- Portfolio Reporting (1)
- Performance Reporting Junior Analyst (1)
- Junior Operation Associate (1)
- Junior Operation Associate Interview - Phone Screening (1)
- Junior Associate MIG (1)
- Private Equity Consultant (1)
- Performance Reporting Associate (1)
Summer Associate Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Boston, MA (US)).
Very easy-going, they always make you feel comfortable and frame the interviews like normal conversations. Low stress, but definitely require a decent amount of technical knowledge.
- Should so-and-so portfolio expand into emerging markets given such-and-such circumstances? If so, to what degree? What investments should be removed? Answer Question
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Boston, MA (US)) in March 2013.
I was initially contacted by a recruiter at the end of January 2013. After submitting an application and two academic references I had a phone interview with a second-year associate who asked primarily personal/fit questions, nothing technical. The on-site interview in Boston was about a week later. That consisted of three 30-minute interviews, each with 1-2 current associates. The morning culminated with a lunch interview with a fourth CA associate.
- None of the questions were particularly difficult. The crux of the interview centered around a case interview delivering a recommendation to a client about an asset allocation strategy giving a variety of asset classes with varying avg. annual returns and standard deviations given the client's risk/expected return requirements Answer Question
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I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Menlo Park, CA (US)) in February 2013.
Submitted resume, cover letter, and transcript through university's career portal. Was contacted within a week via email from the head recruiter based out of their Boston office. Arranged for a phone interview/screening within a week of the email. Phone interview took place on a weekday morning and was projected to last for 20-30 minutes, ended up chatting with the interviewer (a fully-time associate at the office applied) for about 45 minutes total about sports and a their recent company ski trip. Received notification of making it through to the final round within another week. Final round interview took place at their Menlo Park office and consisted of 3 back-to-back interviews (2 behavioral and 1 case) and a 4th "lunch" which seemed to be a sort of fit interview where an associate went to lunch with you. It seemed to check for how well you would function in a social setting with a company associate. Behavioral interviews were fairly standard, no odd questions, mostly based around what you hoped to get out of the company and what you could contribute. Case interview was very low-stress and collaborative. Potentially dinged because of a lack of demonstrated interest in their direct line of work (financial consulting for institutional endowments).
- How long do you expect to stay with this company? 1 Answer