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Great day-to-day work environment, but no clear leadership or initiatives to keep or reward talent

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at Moody's

Pros

~Great work environment and benefits
~Opportunities to learn through company initiatives
~Incentives to continue education
~Good coworkers and teams

Cons

~Management either doesn't know what it is managing, or is overwhelmed with duties
~Young graduates with honor degrees are as disposable and McDonald's workers
~Difficult to trust upper management to have your welfare in mind when making deals and decisions
~Upper management avoiding direct communication with junior/new employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

give clear guidelines for recent grads and younger hires to grow, or at least be able to stay with the company. It is really discouraging to be laid off at 25.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Good learning environment but financially not so rewarding

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

    I have been working at Moody's

    Pros

    Good exposure to high profile works even from junior level. Allows you to learn a lot under relatively less time-constraint environment.

    Cons

    The pay is sub-par to other rating agencies. Senior analysts tend to stay long-term, and therefore, there is less chance of upward movement unless portfolios of credits get reshuffled around internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Junior analysts need to be compensated more in line with fair market value and be rewarded based on their performance for bonus. Due to lower pay, the quality of junior support will always be to a certain degree limited.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Place to Learn - No Growth, No Hustle, No Pay

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

    I have been working at Moody's

    Pros

    Moodys is a great place to learn a whole lot about financial/capital markets. It operates very much like an academic institute, but this truth is contingent upon the exten of your position. Analytical roles will teach you a whole lot more while middle to back office roles will have much less exposure to the intellectual arena within the company. This is a fantastic place to begin or refocus your career, unless you want to stay for 10+ years to find any sense of true career accomplishment.

    Cons

    There is no hustle at Moodys and the compensation and growth opportunities are widely known as a joke - they do not exist and this is widely known on the Street. This is an old company meaning that you must get on a long line to get true promotions leading to great growth, like 10+ years. Most of the people here are so comfortable it has eroded many parts of the company. Also, the IT infrastructure of the company is beyond a joke. Ratings analysts run this company and therefore there is an operational and company wide promotions lack of focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more, providce incentive for growth, and please find a real CIO!

    Approves of CEO
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