Moody's Associate Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Aug 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Analyst I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Moody's (New York, NY).

    Interview

    First did a a presentation and Q&A session for 1 hour, then 5 back to back interviews, each for 45 minutes. Interview panel includes a hiring manager, the director of the team, the colleague, two manager at other group. Various questions were asked,ranging from introducing CV to technical questions. Intensive interviews, Interviewers are friendly though.

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    Structured Finance Group Associate Analyst III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Moody's (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I interviewed through on-campus recruiting, so there was a behavioral two-on-one interview on campus (30 min), and final rounds were held in-office, with 2 back-to-back thirty minute interviews. The first round was very behavioral - just a get-to-know you type of interview with a couple of questions about what the company does and what the role of the specific position is. Final rounds were a little more difficult - I was constantly drilled on how I am a good fit for this specific position and how my skills were quantitative.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you know what SFG does?   1 Answer
    • What does Moody's do?   Answer Question
    • Tell me why I would want to live in your hometown.   Answer Question
    • What do you think it takes to be successful at Moody's? (and follow up question: how do you have these skills?)   Answer Question
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    Associate Analyst III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Moody's.

    Interview

    Interview process was extremely easy. Applied through on campus recruiting. Had a first round interview where they mostly wanted to know your background and if you were smart enough to do the job, not necessarily if you already had the skill set. The interview was not technical.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you approach a credit rating / what are some ratios you know?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Associate Analyst III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Moody's (New York, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    First round interview on campus with 2 VPs. Got a call back 2 days later. Next round is super day at their beautiful offices in which I had 5 interviews with 6 people (mostly VPs and above). They called the next day with an offer. The people were not only really nice, but really intelligent as well. The culture seemed to be great and all of the senior management have MBAs or CFAs.

    Interview Questions

    • You're the lead analyst for a company and you're in a meeting with the CFO and CEO. You can only ask 3 questions. What would you ask?   Answer Question
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    Associate Analyst III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Moody's.

    Interview

    1- Tests and interview with a senior associatte. Just went over resume and was asked to explain a few ratios. 2- Second round. MD + VP interviews, again just over resume. Asked why I would make a good fit. Then HHRR behavioural interview. The whole process was in english, so if you're not comfortable with it just don't go. Better candidates where thrown away just because they had a not completely fluent english.

    Interview Questions

    • Written test is difficult due to lack of time, math test the same and financial test is all about cash flows. Either you know it or you don't.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negociation

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    Associate Analyst III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Moody's (New York, NY) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by a call in for a superday. Super day consisted of several 2 on 1 interviews, mostly fit questions. Some technical questions, some basic math skills. Seemed like for the most part they wanted to discern whether you were of average intelligence, and whether you would be a good fit. From what I've heard from others, if you have a technical/quant background, they will ask more tech/quant questions. Otherwise they just want to see whether you would be able to pick that stuff up on the job. Few weeks later I heard back and accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • What happens to LTV when home prices increase?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate. Candidates with >1 year of experience might feel more comfortable/compelled to do so.

  8.  

    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Moody's (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Quick, efficient, very general

    Interview Questions

  9.  

    Associate Analyst III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Moody's (New York, NY) in May 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • What do you know about credit research? Have you analyzed high yield debt before? Give me an example.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate.

  10.  

    Associate Analyst III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Moody's (New York, NY) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Met with the recruiter, then a few employees, then had a phone interview with MD due to scheduling issues. The interview was fairly simple where they asked what skills do I have. What do I want to learn, etc. The most complicated part was having the phone interview with the MD as she was out most of the time. The entire process took about 2 weeks then an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • What skills can you bring to the job? What do you want to learn?   1 Answer
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    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Moody's in July 2012.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Why should we hire you? Are you flexible and able to work long hours and on weekends?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation option

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