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Nice People and Good Lifestyle

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Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

I worked at Moody's full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Nice people for the most part; great hours for the most part; rarely had to work too late; good work-life balance

Cons

Career growth opportunities were limited; work was slightly tedious

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep it up!

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    Opportunities for interns if you are in a good department

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    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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    Jumped from top tier management consulting firm, was highly disappointed

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    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
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