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Good work life balance, great people.
Investment Performance Analyst, Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 19, 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, VAMay 31, 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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Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VA 22201April 6, 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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Good
Portfolio Administration Analyst (Current Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 6, 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, MASeptember 26, 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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Collegial and Collaborative work environment
Sr. Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 15, 2016
Cambridge Associates provided a collegial and collaborative work environment within the research group, but upward mobility and compensation is below industry averages for junior staff. The work life balance is very good for those in research, helping to make up for the lackluster pay.
Pros
Work-life balance, work environment
Cons
Compensation, lack of upward mobility in a top-heavy organization
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Great place to start a career
Client Support Analyst (Current Employee) –  Arlington County, VAMay 31, 2016
Performance Reporting Group was an excellent place to start my career. The growth potential is unlike anything I expected. The only downside is that you start to plateau around 2 years.
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Great Place to learn and grow
Lead Recruiter (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAMay 12, 2016
Friendly work environment, good pay, great benefits package. Interview style was conversational; they are really looking for people to invest their time in.
Pros
great work/life balance, nice people
Cons
poor management, a lot of turnover
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nice
Senior Consulting Associate (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAMarch 18, 2016
not a bad company but would not return there due to the competitive atmosphere and poor climate of the region. good experience though
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Worst. Job. Ever.
Senior Network Engineer (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAMarch 14, 2016
Two managers run the IT Department and will literally make you feel like a worthless, useless pawn. The turnover rate at Cambridge is so high that within 6 weeks you are considered tenured. Stay away from this place, seriously, unless you're starving..
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Abusive, intolerant, ineffective managers.
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Learning opportunities but limited growth
Investment Operations Associate (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VAMarch 3, 2016
Excellent place to learn more about finance and investing, but a lot of this work falls outside of the core work which becomes rather mundane and repetitive once mastered.
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Good work life balance but some management issues
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 10, 2016
Given the restructure, things can seem slightly uncoordinated. Good people to work with and a supportive culture. Some technical shortcomings for a company their size.
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Good place to work
Administrative Specialist (Current Employee) –  Menlo Park, CAJanuary 5, 2016
A good company to work for. Co-workers are very nice and helpful, good team work when needed. Good benefits, lunches, bagel Fridays and enjoyable company events.
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Management is Terrible
Sr. Technical Administrator - Enterprise Support (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VASeptember 2, 2015
No project management.
No methodology to anything.
Never completes projects from beginning to end.
No trust in internal staff because of past experience with previous team.
Pros
Nice Building
Cons
Everything but the fact you have a job.
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A great place to work.
Facilities Assistant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 20, 2015
Unwavering pleasant demeanor
Professional( appearance and demeanor)
Extremely reliable
Thorough(with regard to completing, task as assigned)
Feedback from colleagues(within the department and without) is consistently positive
Takes initiative to complete tasks.
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good company
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAMay 29, 2015
a very big and good company, nice and very smart people. the location is perfect in downtown Boston. Everything is perfect there.
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Sophisticated work with Great People
Senior Investment Associate (Former Employee) –  Washington DCDecember 17, 2014
The best part of the job is the clients. I was in the DC office.
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Good exit opportunities, not a lot of upside internally.
Associate (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VANovember 18, 2014
The company is generally slow to progress and the culture is extremely conservative. Some directors and assistant managers have no dedication to the team and it shows. this type of leadership breeds poor attitude within the department. The compensation is below average and leads to poor retention of employees. The firm tends to be pretty homogenous, which I would view as a con.
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Great place to start your career
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, REAL ASSETS (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAOctober 24, 2014
The work is interesting, and you'll be surrounded by very very smart people, but the work is a grind and the hours are kind of tough. The compensation is significantly below market, but if comp isn't an issue, this is a great place to be. And honestly, it's a great place to start your career.
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Mstr lead
Senior MicroStrategy Developer (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAJuly 14, 2014
Very fun job at work. I get to create dynamic advanced visualization dashboards for DPO to keep track of (Diplomatic Mail). Very laid back people and good location to work at with a lot of fun activities after work.
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