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Opportunities for interns if you are in a good department

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

I have been working at Moody's full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Generally friendly people
Intelligent managers. Senior management is smart
Good work life balance
As an intern, opportunities to take on challenging and important projects if you're lucky

Cons

Somewhat low energy / enthusiasm environment
Bureaucracy
Questionable IT system
As an intern, possible to slip through the cracks and get forgotten

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Energize the culture
Solve ethical issues in the issuer pays business model

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Jumped from top tier management consulting firm, was highly disappointed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Depending on how you like to work, Moody's has a culture where almost everyone at the mid-level and up gets an office. In general people leave the office between 5 and 6. Pay can be good for the level of effort required. Travel is very minimal.

    Cons

    Operating Environment: The office layout (at least at Headquarters - 7 WTC in NYC) does not facilitate interaction. People call each other on the phone in neighboring offices rather than meet with them face to face. Does not feel like a collaborative, innovative youthful company so be aware of this is you are coming from management consulting or technology. The internal technology (mobile devices, data systems, workflow systems, personal computers, remote work technologies etc.) are all probably 10 years behind. I was surprised when I started at how antiquated the technology was. There does not appear to be a lot of appetite for updating technologies so the outlook going forward remains negative.

    Culture: Moody's seems to have a very conservative business culture. Decisions can take a long time to get made and can result in "analysis paralysis". The firm feels and looks older from the design of the office to the people filling them, not a great place for a recent entrant from a top tier program looking to develop. Very limited training and development offerings. There do not seem to be a lot of team building events.

    Overall this experience has not met up to expectations compared to previous top 25 best places to work firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enhance workplace technologies
    Learn why all the top firms have embraced mobility technologies
    Tear down the walls and the bureaucracies that reinforce them
    Create a robust training and professional development program for all levels (AA - MD)
    Attract youth and try to retain them
    Continue your success at creating an inclusive environment
    Work on making the firm more "fun" within the confines of a financially successful company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very dependent on which team you work for...

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

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great job security. Reasonable flexible around work/life balance, working from home when needed, etc. Analysts have good visibility to the market, and can land well. Your experience is highly dependent on which team you land on.

    Cons

    Senior analysts have been around forever and aren't going anywhere, leading to stale thinking in some cases. Nearly impossible to be promoted from AA1 to Analyst, especially in FIG and CFG, where managers work you to death and keep changing goalposts. Stay away from FIG. Seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house with some of the group managing directors and other senior people, especially who directly led to the crisis. Try to care about the career trajectory of the junior analysts/ workhorses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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