Fitch Ratings Reviews

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Fitch Ratings President & CEO Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor
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Pros
  • good work life balance; reasonable hours; global offices may even be better (in 51 reviews)

  • Great work life balance, nice pleasant work environment and co workers (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management does not effectively communicate strategic goals of the company (in 16 reviews)

  • some departments are not flexiblewith work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Pros

    Different opportunities, good growth, good exposure

    Cons

    Modest turnover, below average pay, insulated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. business that exists due to inertia

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    Former Intern - Associate Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Associate Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Fitch Ratings as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    work life balance is good, generally very little if any work to bring home, great place to learn and make mistakes without worrying about it costing your job or large sums of money

    Cons

    Low pay relative to the cost of living in the nyc area, very few younger employees, little room for internal career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to modernize the business model if possible. For most asset classes other than structured products a savvy investor could do most of the research for himself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Nice place for junior employees to start a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings

    Pros

    Solid work life balance, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Below average salary, bad location

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  5. Highly competitive and growing IT team

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work on new technologies, challenging environment, easy accessibility to higher management.

    Cons

    Management is bias towards group of employees and flexibility varies by person to person versus standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Project leadership need more seasoned players to anticipate project timelines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Experience was as described during recruitment: mediocre compensation countered by reasonable work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Pros

    Flexible PTO
    Most managers are reasonable (not many jerks)

    Cons

    High turnover
    Tedious and low value processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay high performers more, attract and retain talent.
    Too many senior managers instituting extremely tedious policy to justify existence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Extremely poor management

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    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Really nice people in general. The work life balance here is great depending on the department you are in.

    Cons

    The pay here is horrible when compared to their direct competitors. There is no pay grade so it's very likely that two people who started at the same time with the same qualifications are paid disproportionately,

    The management team lacks training and is very unprofessional especially on the finance team. They speak about all their employees behind their backs and out loud in an open setting which leads to lots of office gossip.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better and invest in proper training for management. The gossip and blatant imbalance in pay causes many people to lose all faith in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Fitch Analyst

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A great place to start a career, exposes you to a number of different products and helps build your analytical skills. The people are quite pleasant, shyish, reserved, and sheepish, but over all laughable and good companions. A large amount of responsibility is placed upon you and a lot is expected. The work life balance is great.

    Cons

    They are heavily regulated. The regulations create headaches when you are trying to complete anything. Most of the regulations are arbitrary and meaningless to, so it is frustrating trying to wrap your head around who came up with these rules. The regulatory burden makes the job the most difficult, without it it would be a very peaceful enjoyable place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick it to the regulators, let them know who is boss and what is unreasonable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Senior Director

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exposure across several industries, asset classes and criteria.

    Cons

    Regulatory environment and internal compliance and policies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Cliques prevail

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fitch Ratings

    Pros

    good work life balance
    great benefits

    Cons

    Too many bullies who will lie about others to make themselves look good
    You need to be in the right clique to succeed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage you analyst

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Good company.

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

    I worked at Fitch Ratings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have good benefits. They try to promote people in the analytic field and they are very philanthropic. They also look to promote from within. The people are very nice

    Cons

    They are somewhat bureaucratic. If you are not an analyst promotions are very difficult and their pay scale is below industry standards. They are not very diversified in the racial mix

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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