Moody's ASSOCIATE ANALYST III Interview Questions

Updated Mar 19, 2015
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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 Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Moody's (New York, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I got the interview from campus recruiting. Most were normal questions. 1. Introduce yourself 2. Why finance 3. Quantitative skills and qualitative skills 4. What to bring to Moody's 5. Behavioral questions I didn't process to the Super Day. Decision was made in one week.

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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.

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    Associate Analyst III Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Moody's (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Initial phone screen, then a superday in their downtown office. Basic set of questions - why are you interested in Moody's, tell me about your internships, etc. Some questions are about past experiences where you exhibited a certain trait (i.e. tell me about a time you led a group).

    Interview Questions

    • How do you manage projects with tight or conflicting deadlines?   Answer Question
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    Associate Analyst III Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Moody's.

    Interview

    It's a campus interview. The whole process was pleasant and lasted about half an hour. It's basically about going over your resume, asking you about your experiences, and they may want to know the details about your past experiences. But no behavior questions. I write thanks letters to both of my interviewers but no reply so far.

    Interview Questions

    • No unexpected question, all are those your should know well about and answer without even a little hesitation.   Answer Question
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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 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.

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    Associate Analyst III Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Moody's (New York, NY) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Had an initial phone interview with office manager that was behavioral in nature. Was notified very shortly thereafter that I was invited for an in-office interview with the group in New York. Over course of 4 hours or so, interviewed with six people--mostly Vice-Presidents, one Managing Director for the group, and another Associate Analyst. All asked the same general questions--very few functional knowledge-oriented questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in Moody's? Why should we hire you?   Answer Question
    • What are some of the factors that you would want to consider in rating a security?   Answer Question
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    Associate Analyst III Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Moody's in November 2011.

    Interview

    First Interview was on campus. I had two interviews that lasted about a half hour each. The interviewers were very pleasant and sharp. I made it to the second round, so I had to go to their office in NYC where I was interviewed by 5 different managers. 1 of them was a senior vice president and the other 4 MD's. Again, very nice atmosphere and very nice work place in general.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you get your assumptions from for DCF? Describe the process   2 Answers
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