Fitch Ratings Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Fitch Ratings President & CEO Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor
34 Ratings

Pros
  • Work-life balance; transferable skills; most co-workers are helpful (in 51 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Lack of access to top senior management (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1. Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance Steady work flow Collegial atmosphere

    Cons

    Low pay Lack of company culture

    Advice to Management

    Empower entry level analysts with more responsibility


  2. Office Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant/Research Clerk in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Office Assistant/Research Clerk in New York, NY

    I worked at Fitch Ratings (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company enviorment Good people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes it can get very busy sometimes


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great learning opportunity, weak management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn credit skills, work-life balance is manageable, flat structure means opportunities to get exposure and progress.

    Cons

    Management is often directionless, systems are poor, regulatory environment is more and more burdensome, pay is far below peers

    Advice to Management

    Make the place a better environment for employees


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Marketing Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A large organization with good resources and plenty of starting and mid-career positions.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and difficulty facilitating cooperation across departments.


  6. Decent for stable employment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings

    Pros

    Job stability, good colleagues, work life balance is highly respected

    Cons

    Rigid compliance structures, material amounts of non-value add workload


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to start career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CMBS in New York, NY
    Former Employee - CMBS in New York, NY

    I worked at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start your career or go if you value work life balance over everything. You can have a great work life balance and can learn if you reach out, but, a few years in you need to make a decision of being a rating agency person or move to another position. There are definetly a lot of exit opportunities.

    Cons

    Can get stuck and labeled rating agency. But if you enjoy the life style it works.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Infrastructure & Project Finance- Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Global Infrastructure & Project Finance- Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work life balance and work environment

    Cons

    Difficult technology initiatives that don't really help employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good people, strategy constantly changing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Fitch Ratings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, smarter people than the market perhaps recognizes. Company has stepped up in hiring over the last 1-3 years, better senior management and better focus on IT/website

    Cons

    Several of the "old guard" still in place. Group leaders play favorites, not respected by team members at the Director/Senior Director levels


  10. Administrative

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Medical Benefits, 35 hour work week

    Cons

    Uncaring to staff. Any problems are always the staffs fault


  11. Nice place for junior employees to start a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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