Moody's
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www.moodys.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Moody's Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
Moody's – New York – “Old Moody's Office”

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68% Approve of the CEO

Moody's Chairman and CEO Ray McDaniel Jr.

Ray McDaniel Jr.

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent work/life balance; poor career development

    Associate Analyst III (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Proswork/life balance is the best you will get in finance while working on deals
    people are friendly and approachable
    can learn a lot if you take responsibility for your own development
    access to executive teams/bankers, although you can't "network" with them
    if you want to learn a lot you can, if you want to just coast you can

    Consthe pay is extremely low
    for associate analysts your development depends greatly on your analyst
    promotions are hard to come by, and you need to be working at the next level for some time before even being considered
    lots of people just coast and it hurts morale (along with below market pay)
    hard work does not mean more pay or promotion it merely puts you in the conversation
    at the lower levels if you stay too long, you will get stuck here
    management is very unclear about promotion process (will mislead you to keep you chasing the carrot)
    associate analysts get stuck doing a lot of legwork due to increased regulation
    lots of senior people who collect big checks just coasting, noticed by younger hard workers
    very little turnover at the senior levels
    very poor technology

    Advice to Senior Managementwork on retaining talent at the younger levels
    improve technology
    think about trimming the fat on the upper levels

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's beaurocratic and the promotion depends on your popularity rather than technical skills.

    Accountant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosit offers rotation to other fields.

    ConsYou have to stay on your current position for many years before you have promotion.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Diversified Work Place

    Associate Analyst I (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVery diversed work force and very intellegent discussion on credit & its implication

    ConsHigh level of Bureaucracy accross the firm

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Financial Data Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAtmosphere is collegal and enjoyable

    ConsCompensation could be better reflected on performance

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore clarity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great stable, profitable company (rare today) but an extremely consensus driven organization, that has to work for you..

    Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat stable, profitable company (rare today). good place for someone right out of school. Opportunity to learn about deals/transactions at a less than banking hours, but you get less than banking pay (in exchange for stability).

    ConsWithin CFG, extremely consensus driven organization, no room for creativity or original thinking. You get ahead via "special projects" without that, you'll need to work 2-3x as much or and your promotions will take 2-3x as long. It doesn't matter if the companies you cover are high volume, busy companies, you won't get any points for staying on top of them without the "special projects"

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter, more equitable, transparent incentive structures. There are some people there that just want to coast, that kills morale, that only further speaks to the inequity of the place and ruins the reputation of the firm to outsiders.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Experience was a rollercoaster with many ups and downs

    VP-Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCollegial work environment, friendly and knowledgable colleagues, pretty good work-life balance given pay

    ConsNot all management interested in their employees career path. Not much room for growth. Rigid management and many regulatory constraints

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    Very political atmosphere

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat on-site training, good to have on your resume

    ConsVery political atmosphere, a lot of nepotism and face time expected from management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent hours, lousy pay

    Associate Analyst II (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFlexible hours, some semblance of work-life balance

    ConsLOW LOW LOW LOW pay

    Advice to Senior Managementtry to start investing in your people, just try

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very dependent on which team you work for...

    Associate Analyst I (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat job security. Reasonable flexible around work/life balance, working from home when needed, etc. Analysts have good visibility to the market, and can land well. Your experience is highly dependent on which team you land on.

    ConsSenior analysts have been around forever and aren't going anywhere, leading to stale thinking in some cases. Nearly impossible to be promoted from AA1 to Analyst, especially in FIG and CFG, where managers work you to death and keep changing goalposts. Stay away from FIG. Seriously.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house with some of the group managing directors and other senior people, especially who directly led to the crisis. Try to care about the career trajectory of the junior analysts/ workhorses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to start

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosa lot of things you can learn. it is good to a new entry level person. a lot of opportunities.

    Conssome departments did the overlapped job. let me feel slightly confused.

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