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Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at Moody's (London, England (UK)) in March 2015.
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.
- 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
- Competency based phone interview:
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I applied online. The process took 6 weeks – interviewed at Moody's (London, England (UK)) in February 2015.
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?
- What interests me about the role? 1 Answer
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
- accounting test 1 Answer
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
- Numerical and Finance knowledge tests are harder 1 Answer
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I applied online – interviewed at Moody's (London, England (UK)) in March 2014.
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.
- 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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I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Moody's (London, England (UK)).
4 stages, by incompetent and not trained team members asking generic questions and not reacting to answers of interviewee
- questions related to rating process itself (irrelevant as nothing to do with job spec for associates and very specific oligopolistic sector knowledge ) 1 Answer
very short as handled by recruitment agency
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")
- What would you recommend the sr. management of "company A" to do to reverse current trend? Answer Question
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days – interviewed at Moody's (London, England (UK)).
Thorough Process. 4 interviews with Line Manager, Colleagues, HR and another part of the business. This was done in person and also via video conference with a colleague in another office. Unfortunately they would not condense the interviews so I attended the office 4 times. They showed little flexibility for the fact I was already working.
- Is the concept of the rating agency dead? How would I manage you? Answer Question
Salary only revealed at final stage. Little room for negotiation. HR extremely slow in getting the offer to my agency and also in getting the paperwork done.
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Moody's (London, England (UK)) in September 2012.
Rather timeconsuming process, had to take half day off work twice:
2 x interview with 2 people from different teams
Tests - accouting, essay
1:1 interview with an Analyst
- Explain me the reasons behind the current situation in the European Union. Answer Question
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I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Moody's (London, England (UK)).
Two managers were late for the 40 minute interview. One left after 20 minutes, saying she had a meeting to attend to (Time management issues?). I did not get the job, the reason being "insufficient knowledge of capital markets". How can they have deduced that when during the whole interview, the only technical question asked was to define a rating? Nothing else close to capital markets. [In case anyone is doubtful, the interviewer who remained did say that my definition was correct.]
- Most useless closed-end questions: Do you think you can do/help us to do...? Of course, anyone sensible would reply positively. Answer Question
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