Moody's Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Aug 26, 2015
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    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    3 face to face interviews 2 telephone interviews writing test, math test, verbal test, accounting test Process was divided in 2 days. First day interviews. Second day interviews and tests. Approximately, it took 2 half days to complete the overall process. This is excluding a pre-screening telephone interview with an HR representative.

    Interview Questions

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    Human Resources Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Moody's (London, England (UK)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I attended four interviews - with the intended line-manager for the role, HR Director and key colleagues in the US and UK. After the first interview, my recruitment agent was told that I was the only candidate they were putting forward to the next stage. (My agent is not in the habit of saying this) After the interview, my agent was told that I would hear back, probably with an offer, by the following day. We didn’t, despite chasing up. Nine days later, my agent informed me they were talking to a late applicant. I can understand an organisation feeling the need to consider a late applicant, in order to ensure they get the best possible candidate. However the complete lack of communication with me was completely unprofessional and undermined the employer brand they actively promoted.

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    Associate Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Moody's (London, England (UK)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    First had a brief chat with HR about salary expectations, visa requirements etc. Then I got invited to an assessment day, where I had a couple of tests, including accounting (quite simple), reasoning, analytical etc, nothing too complicated. Afterwards I had an interview with two people from the team I was applying to, who were very nice in general. They didn't ask any of the technical questions which I was expecting. That was all good, but its been more than 2 months and I haven't heard anything back, despite chasing them by phone and by email. Quite disappointed because of this unprofessional behaviour.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think about the current trends in the market for this industry?   Answer Question
    • What indicators would you look at when performing credit analysis for a company from this industry?   Answer Question
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    Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Moody's (London, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied late November 2014 for a position starting September 2015. They emailed me back in late January to have the first phone interview (compentency-based). Two weeks after I was invited to the Assessment Center in London which comprised an interview with two members of the team you applied for, an accounting test, a multiple choice test with numerical, finance and verbal questions, and a written essay. The Assessment Center lasted a day from 9am to 3pm. They called me back less than a week after to give me their response.

    Interview Questions

    • Competency based phone interview: - Give me an example of when you had to delegate work. - Give me an example of when you had to work in a multicultural group. - Give me an example of when you had to use leadership skills. Face to Face interview: - Which ratios would you use to conduct a credit analysis? - What is the impact of oil prices on this particular sector? - Give us an example of when you had to face difficulties in your work. - Give us an example of when you had to be creative.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Moody's (London, England (UK)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    One 30 minute conversation with the Global Lead, who sent e-mails during our time. No competency based questions asked. No technical skill analysed. No role relevant questions answered. I was told the role was new and that they hadn't decided what they wanted yet. My question to Moody's- how can you interview someone if you don't know what you're looking for?

    Interview Questions

    • What interests me about the role?   1 Answer
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    phone interview + assessment center: phone interview is comptency based whilst assessment center consists of several tests: accounting test, SHL test, one to one interviews and written test comparing two countries economic situation

    Interview Questions

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    Financial Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    1. Phone screening (basic info, visa and asking whether a xx,xxx GBP salary meets my expectations) 2. Testing: 5 or 6 tests (2.5 hour in total). Accounting test is really easy. Essay consists of two parts, thus watch your clock as there is no time to answer both parts properly 3. and 2 interviews

    Interview Questions

    • Numerical and Finance knowledge tests are harder   1 Answer
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    Graduate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Moody's (London, England (UK)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Assessment Centre - I had my interview first which I found a good thing, it basically consists of a few technical questions about Moody's and the rest very straight forward competency questions. From speaking to others every interview varied depending on which business line you applied for and how your interviewers where in general, so all I could say to you is be yourself! In terms of the tests the accounting test is straight forward just know your balance sheets, the verbal is very easy, the numerical is pretty hard as you do not have enough time and there is also 1 very tough section at the end of that test regarding finance knowledge. Finally the written test is also very straight forward just make sure you clock watch and give yourself enough time as many people did not finish in time.

    Interview Questions

    • Tests - the numerical is pretty hard as you do not have enough time and there is also 1 very tough section at the end of that test regarding finance knowledge.   Answer Question
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    EMEA Commercial Group Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Moody's (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    4 stages, by incompetent and not trained team members asking generic questions and not reacting to answers of interviewee

    Interview Questions

    • questions related to rating process itself (irrelevant as nothing to do with job spec for associates and very specific oligopolistic sector knowledge )   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    very short as handled by recruitment agency

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    3 interviews with HR and the team. you have to take a numerical assessment and describe in few word (written) certain topics. The interview with the team is very focused on what's going on and what do you think (many "what would you dos")

    Interview Questions

    • What would you recommend the sr. management of "company A" to do to reverse current trend?   Answer Question
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