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I have been working at Cambridge Associates, LLCPros
Cambridge cares about its staff, sometimes to a fault, but enrichment and development are major components of the C|A culture. Opportunities abound and when they don't, identifying challenges and laying out solutions is encouraged and in a lot of cases rewarded.Cons
Cambridge tries to find the right balance between new blood and old blood. Sometimes the old blood sticks around for far too long and the new blood grows disengaged and discouraged.Advice to ManagementAdvice
It is great to be part of Cambridge and it is a wonderful place to learn and grow. For Cambridge to continue its success, someone must take the reigns and steer the organization. Decisions are slow to be made and even slower to be implemented because everyone has an opportunity to weigh in. This can be a good thing and it can also be a hindrance to agility and swift leaps forward. Great place to work, great people to work with, great mission.RecommendsNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC.Interview Details
The process took about a week. It began with a phone interview about a month after they received my resume at a career fair. I was asked to come up to NOVA for the 1st round interviews. They 1st give you an hour presentation about the company which you should pay attention to. They also outline benefits such as discounted gym memberships, opportunities for further education, and examples of ways that people have moved up in the company. The interviews are 30 minutes each in round robin fashion and the questions were somewhat repetitive although not difficult. I heard back within a couple days, was invited back for the final round, and was told which of the 4 subgroups I would be interviewing for as well as the manager's name.
The interviews for the final round were round robin again. There were two of us, me and one other candidate who I recognized from the first round of interviews. You also have to draft an email, but its nothing difficult. They show you the computer system and how it works. At the end they give you a chance to talk more candidly with some of the people currently doing the job you are applying for. It would have been nice to have this opportunity at the beginning, but oh well.
The most frustrating aspect of the interview was the manager I was supposed to interview with wasn't there as he had to travel. We had a quick phone conversation but I never met face to face with the guy who (I take it) made the final hiring decision which I thought was indicative of how the company values associates in this position. It was also puzzling that they emphasized how great the position is if you want to learn about finance even if you are not a finance major, but then told me that my greatest weakness as a candidate was that I wanted to learn about finance... As my desire to learn rendered me incapable of following directions for something as simple as putting data into a computer line by line and sending more or less form emails to investment managers.
Otherwise it looked like a great place to work and although the pay is low (43,000 I think) the benefits were good and the atmosphere was very friendly and collegiate.Interview Questions
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- Questions are mostly predictable, they ask you to rate yourself on a variety of factors. I felt that they focused more on asking about your weaknesses than about your strengths. Be prepared to answer this tactfully. Answer Question
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