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Moody's Associate Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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Associate Analyst

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Moody's in July 2012.

Interview Details – Two Rounds of interviews with senior management as well as team members.Questions varied from technical to general. The interviewers were rather friendly and laid back. It took a while to hear back but the HR recruiter kept me up to date.

Interview Question – Why should we hire you?
Are you flexible and able to work long hours and on weekends?
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Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation option

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Associate Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Moody's.

Interview Details – Quick, efficient, very general

Interview Question – Name most important performance ratios   Answer Question

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Associate Analyst
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Moody's in March 2014.

Interview Details – 1 hour, 2 interviewers, in campus interview. I was having nice conversation with 2 VPs in Moody's. This position is allocated to the financial and planning group, which is mainly focus on financial statement for Moody's itself. And my major doesn't fit this position so well. Anyway, two interviewers are aboth nice.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult.
Ask current event
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Associate Analyst III
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Moody's in May 2013.

Interview Details – High yield credit research. Only one on-side interview in NY office with 2 VPs and 1 Analyst. Scheduled for a second round with London analyst and Hong Kong analyst but was later cancelled. Interview were pretty laid back.

Interview Question – What do you know about credit research?
Have you analyzed high yield debt before? Give me an example.
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Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate.

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Associate Analyst III
New York, NY

I applied online and interviewed at Moody's.

Interview Details – Initial phone screen, then a superday in their downtown office. Basic set of questions - why are you interested in Moody's, tell me about your internships, etc. Some questions are about past experiences where you exhibited a certain trait (i.e. tell me about a time you led a group).

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Associate Analyst III

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Moody's.

Interview Details – It's a campus interview. The whole process was pleasant and lasted about half an hour. It's basically about going over your resume, asking you about your experiences, and they may want to know the details about your past experiences. But no behavior questions. I write thanks letters to both of my interviewers but no reply so far.

Interview Question – No unexpected question, all are those your should know well about and answer without even a little hesitation.   Answer Question

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Associate Analyst III

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Moody's in November 2011.

Interview Details – First Interview was on campus. I had two interviews that lasted about a half hour each. The interviewers were very pleasant and sharp. I made it to the second round, so I had to go to their office in NYC where I was interviewed by 5 different managers. 1 of them was a senior vice president and the other 4 MD's. Again, very nice atmosphere and very nice work place in general.

Interview Question – Where do you get your assumptions from for DCF? Describe the process   View Answers (2)

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Associate Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Moody's in December 2010.

Interview Details – I sent my resume online and was contacted by a recruiter about a month later and scheduled a phone interview. The phone interview took about 30 minutes and consisted of skills questions. The next day, i was contacted to come in for a personal interview. Interviewed one on one with three AVP's and one Analyst. The questions were more of the personality variety than the skills. The interviewers were all nice, respectful and answered all my questions about the company and their jobs.

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Associate Analyst III
New York, NY

The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Moody's in December 2011.

Interview Details – Had an initial phone interview with office manager that was behavioral in nature. Was notified very shortly thereafter that I was invited for an in-office interview with the group in New York. Over course of 4 hours or so, interviewed with six people--mostly Vice-Presidents, one Managing Director for the group, and another Associate Analyst. All asked the same general questions--very few functional knowledge-oriented questions.

Interview Questions

  • Why are you interested in Moody's? Why should we hire you?   Answer Question
  • What are some of the factors that you would want to consider in rating a security?   Answer Question

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Associate Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Moody's in September 2009.

Interview Details – HR took forever to get back to me. I had to call repeatedly when they said they would let me know by a certain date and didn't. Eventually they called and I didn't get it, and then they called to have me interview for two other positions. I got one of them and they didn't want me to start for three months. The whole thing was very drawn out and unprofessional on HR's end.

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