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Moody's Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
18 Reviews
5.0
18 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relatively good work/life balance, not a highly pressurized environment (in 69 reviews)

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


Cons
  • friendly environment Good work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management does not think highly about developers (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great culture, hours, and management cares about employees.

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

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

    Pros

    People are interesting and educated.
    Work is less intense and hours are better than most of the street.
    Work is interesting, great combination of quantitative and qualitative.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to find great exit opportunities, work can be a little slow-paced, and, like any big company, there is some red tape.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Clear corporate mission. Outstanding access to "C" suite management. Investor relevance and impact.

    Cons

    Information Technology Department remains weak despite many failed attempts to improve it over the years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intern Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moody's

    Pros

    Smart people, good conversation, alot of support

    Cons

    None at all. Very good internship

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  5.  

    Good Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Software Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at Moody's as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Environment, Good Experience Manager, Good Paid

    Cons

    Sometimes late working hour, Short term Project

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great culture, learning a lot, low arrogance factor

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

    I have been working at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    This is a company that cares about it's employees, you will never see anybody yelling at anybody, everybody is very friendly regardless of rank. Considering the material you work with you learn a lot, and since it is always current it is very interesting.

    Cons

    Switching within the company can be very hard if you have been there for less than a year, even if you are a great fit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Your views really do matter

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

    I worked at Moody's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collegial environment with very manageable work-life balance, smart dedicated colleagues, quiet atmosphere masks the large amount of work being done, highly diverse workforce. If you are interested in credit - and you should be

    Cons

    There is always so much work to do, and pacing yourself is up to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are no glaring high level issues to fix.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to work

    Former Employee - Senior Financial Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balalnce. Work is not very hectic.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is not challenging.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    High stability and effort to keep employees developing within the company

    Cons

    Not so high pay, and overall culture is pretty risk averse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to learn credit analysis

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

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Upper management is very engaged with the line of business. Employee development is strongly possible for hard workers.
    Hard work is valued.

    Cons

    Some teams are glorified, paying better than other teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting but not as challenging as I would have liked

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Moody's as an intern

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Open Door policy
    Met a bunch of executives
    People were willing to help

    Cons

    A bit boring
    People used models that they didn't fully understand
    lack of due diligence

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