Moody's
3.2 of 5 188 reviews
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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3.2 188 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Moody's Chairman and CEO Ray McDaniel Jr.

Ray McDaniel Jr.

(107 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good learning experience; great brand and well respected in the market.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits once you become eligible.

    ConsCollegial atmosphere. Segmented, Staff tended to be a bit 'unfriendly'.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be helpful to be more inclusive. Staff should be encouraged to 'mingle' more often.

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

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    Pretty good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros1) Good corporate culture
    2) Very LGBT-friendly
    3) Strives to provide employees a good work-life balance
    4) Very collegial environment
    5) Extremely diverse, if somewhat nerdy, staff

    Cons1) Individual managers can be terrible, unresponsive, tend to manage up exclusively, with a considerable amount of contempt towards reports.
    2) IT department is the worst I've ever seen.
    3) Pay is significantly below market rate (a perennial complaint by employees); raises are at best a joke, if not a downright insult.
    4) Management tends to reinvent the wheel with every new project.

    Advice to Senior Management1) Find someone who knows what he or she is doing to head IT.
    2) Start giving everyone decent raises, or else the company is going to suffer a massive brain drain when the market turns.
    3) Hire a consulting firm, so you don't have to reinvent the wheel all the time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    was good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood pay with great hike and benefits.

    Consbad management with lot of delays

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    Not for career-driven people

    AVP-Project Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLaid-back atmosphere, lots of diversity

    ConsTechnology is behind the times

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work if you don't expect promotions and recongnitions

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat People to work.
    People who joined with good title and pay would like company more.

    ConsSenior management does not think highly about developers.
    Frequent reorgs.
    Promotion process and forced rankings.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A bit stodgy, but not all over bad

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsRelatively good work/life balance, not a highly pressurized environment = somewhat thoughtful colleagues, good office space at a central location

    ConsIt's "too" lax in the push to get things done, minimal voluntary turnover so quite a large old guard which is unwilling, often, to adopt new approaches/technologies

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage growth and not just by training managers but by giving employees practical "transition plans" to new roles / challenges; be proactive outside of just sales growth via Moody's Analytics but by refashioning the role of ratings in the industry - be a thought leader

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work hours. Office culture.

    ConsPromotions. Compensation. Name value.

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    Good rating agency to work for

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWork-life balance is good at the company

    ConsPromotional opportunities can be limited

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

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    Great learning environment for people who want to get into finance.

    ETL Consultant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsDynamic environment, benefits, contractors are treated the same as full time employees, decent salary, great location, diverse culture

    ConsLack of communication between teams, long work hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure there is enough communication between teams

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    competition?

    Vice President (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prospays well, good work life balance, senior management is committed to the company and improving our market presence,

    Consdon't expect innovation or creativity at a rating agency, very conservative organization, quality of personnel varies greatly, a lot of people have never worked anywhere else and it shows, very siloed organization

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring in new blood.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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