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Moody's used to be much more revered, now we are defending our actions.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

Pros

It's not as stressful as working for an IB. Although work is still plentiful and the hours are still long.
People are respectful and courteous.
Can balance work and life.
Good place to learn and develop skills.

Cons

Compensation is not competitive among Wall St firms. Because we are not really a Wall St firm.
When I first joined the culture was very old school very laid back. Over the past 6 yrs it has changed into a faster pace, profit driven company.
Most professionals have offices and this makes the atmosphere feel very isolated.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let's stop defending what we did in the market and start leading.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Revered brand, working to get it back.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    1. Great intellectual environment.
    2. Honesty in internal credit decisions
    3. Democratic debate on credit ratings that are assigned to issues that are rated.

    Cons

    1. Management culture is meandering at the moment.
    2. Senior management has not been able to root out a lot of managers who should have been shown the door post crisis. Most of upper management probably does not know the meaning of real work, as they are used to see business running on its own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Fire nearly all of the middle managers, esp. on the structured finance size and especially anyone who has been managing for more than 6-7 years. Remove duplication. Define the performance culture.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to learn credit, good Work Life Balance, Poor Management

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

    Pros

    - Great work life balance
    - Good benefits
    - Opportunity to meet senior executives of covered companies if you are in the ratings side
    - Good name to have in resume
    - Access to a sea of research materials and models if you want to self-learn

    Cons

    - Poor managers are the norm, because the smarter ones already got bigger, better opportunities elsewhere
    - Join the company either early on your career or late. Dont join this if you have organic growth in mind within the company
    - Promotion policies are anything but fair

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Please listen and do more, talk less

    Disapproves of CEO
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