Moody's Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
202 Reviews
3.4
202 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Moody's Chairman and CEO Ray McDaniel Jr.
Ray McDaniel Jr.
111 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relatively good work/life balance, not a highly pressurized environment (in 64 reviews)

  • Access to senior management of issuing companies and other intermediaries (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • friendly environment Good work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Senior management does not think highly about developers (in 10 reviews)

More Highlights

69 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Moody's Investors Service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    Smart people
    Good managers
    Relatively flat organizational structure

    Cons

    Work can fee a little repetative

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good learning experience for Credit Risk

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moody's

    Pros

    Relevant experience in the field

    Cons

    Limited growth potential and limited salary increase

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work-life balance

  3.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Billing Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Billing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Moody's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company would definitely work there again.

    Cons

    I thought the balance work life was great. Especially the vacation days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Good place, hard for minorities to get promoted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, great poeple, great location, no micromanagement.

    Cons

    Management doesnt promote company initiative at times, work and life balance is not always managers concern, salaries are low, and promotions arent fairly given

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect work life balance and promote minorities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nice people, challenging yet somewhat boring work...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay (at least for an intern), a lot of diversity in the workplace, your opinion is valued no matter what your position. Reputable company on a resume.

    Cons

    I've heard it's hard to move up in the organization, work can be mundane because of the subject matter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the interns more long term projects or presentations rather than short, quick assignments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Easy working environment but hard to promote

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accountant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance and great hours

    Cons

    So hard to promote and pay is below the market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like Russian literature, Moody's work environment is very cerebral but very dark…

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moody's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn credit analysis at a depth few will every experience in their career.

    Cons

    Great place to learn credit analysis at a depth few will every experience in their career. (see title)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep of the work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work, conservative approach

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly environment. All colleagues very willing to help. Great work and life balance.

    Cons

    Very conservative approach to new projects and new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication would be helpful from upper management. Consider being more aggressive in company-wide projects and industry mandates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall, good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moody's

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Good place to learn fundamentals of credit analysis & an industry/sector
    Great coworkers
    Fun work environment

    Cons

    Same recognition across associates who work hard and those that come in at 11am
    Terrible technology
    Sometimes can get bogged down with too many low value add work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good place to start, bad place to stay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Data Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Data Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    its big reputation makes it looks good on your resume. Promotion is all about projects. Career path is not as clear in here. However, it depends on your position.

    Cons

    financial data analyst is very repetitive job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    accelerate the speed of training new generation.

Moody's Photos

Old Moody's Office

+ Add Photo

Worked for Moody's? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.