Cambridge Group MBA Summer Internship Program

4.5 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (7 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great 10-Week Consulting Internship Trial


Uppers

Working on projects that mattered and would affect the client's top line growth, access to firm's partners and high-level clients, great work-life balance (esp for consulting), working on TOP-LINE strategy issues only, small entrepreneurial office environment, office-based consulting where you actually get to know the other consultants and partners much better


Downers

If I had to be really picky, I would say management communication could be even better.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you're considering either a strategy consulting or even a general marketing role, I would put The Cambridge Group in the top of your internship and full-time recruiting short list.


Would You Recommend

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4.7 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

-High visibility strategy consulting with marketing leading clients and great opportunities for growth


Uppers

- I was given the opportunity to take on significant positions in my project work - I had the opportunity to work with several people on more than one project - Interns were engaged in all internal activities and communication - Interns had the opportunity to interact with firm leadership consistently - Interns were supported with several mentors (at different levels in the firm)


Downers

- Nothing comes to mind which is why I took the offer!


Advice to Potential Interns

- From my 10 week internship I can tell that TCG is a place you can succeed if you develop goals for yourself and put forward the effort needed to achieve those goals. You can't work at TCG on autopilot while expecting others to guide your way; if you do you won't succeed.


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4.5 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Most of the benefits of consulting without the majority of the drawbacks.


Uppers

Consistently interesting projects, enjoyable office environment, good work-life balance, personalized attention from the firm.


Downers

The training is not as rigorous as I expected. That said, I'm still learning a ton.


Advice to Potential Interns

Cambridge does high-level strategy projects that you might do at a bigger firm but with many advantages of a small firm environment (personal attention, better work-life balance, friendly office culture, good opportunities for advancement). The new CEO is implementing many changes that make me feel like the firm is on an upward trajectory.


Advice to Management

I think there could be more opportunity for training and skills development, whether individually or at the different levels. There could be options for on-line or in-person modules.


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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Focus on growth strategy with an organization that cares enough about your development to continually challenge you


Uppers

The people (cliche...but very true) The work (focusing on consumer demand to determine growth strategies for clients) The balance (everyone works incredibly hard, but a work/life balance can and is achieved by many at TCG)


Downers

There was a bit of turnover during my internship (not something that would happen all the time so this is not something I would be too concerned about for the future), which was a little disruptive.


Advice to Potential Interns

TCG primarily focuses on growth strategy, so make sure that is an area you are excited about. TCG is also interested in developing people for the long haul, so if you are looking for a 2-year consulting stint it is probably not the right place for you. If you're looking for an unpretentious, supportive, and challenging environment then TCG is a great place to work.


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4.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great people, exciting, strategic work for brands and products that everyone is familiar with


Uppers

The people, the work/life balance


Downers

Feedback could be more frequent and structured; some of the administrative processes don't function so smoothly


Advice to Potential Interns

TCG does a lot of strategic work for great clients. They place a premium on quantitative proficiency and focus on evaluating it during the internship.


Advice to Management

Spend a bit more time developing interns and new hires


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Yes


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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Developing strategic insights for clients based on data driven consumer demand analysis


Uppers

Work life balance: limited travel, office culture and open atmosphere. High-level strategic assignments; no boring process improvement or operations cost-cutting work


Downers

Unstructured and informal feedback process throughout internship. Assessment of my potential for full-time hire seemed very informal and vague


Advice to Potential Interns

Be sure that you're comfortable with a small-office atmosphere that is still relatively unstructured in a lot of process / procedure


Advice to Management

More formal and often internship and employee review, feedback, goal-setting, etc.


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4.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

The internship is well structured and you get the real consulting experience in 10 weeks


Uppers

Was responsible for important tasks Intern class structured program


Downers

Wish there could be more client interaction


Advice to Potential Interns

It is a great consulting firm and the things below differentiates it from others - amazing projects - all interesting - better work life balance - great opportunities to get promoted


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