Moody's
3.2 of 5 177 reviews
www.moodys.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Moody's Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
Moody's – New York – “Old Moody's Office”

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68% Approve of the CEO

Moody's Chairman and CEO Ray McDaniel Jr.

Ray McDaniel Jr.

(100 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Relatively good work/life balance, not a highly pressurized environment"
    in 57 reviews
  • "Access to senior management of issuing companies and other intermediaries"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "friendly environment Good work-life balance"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Senior management leadership training is needed to more fully development management skills"
    in 9 reviews
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Rock solid business and tremendous growth opportunities

Assistant Vice President (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Moody's full-time

Prosgrowth and lots of good projects to work on

Conspolitical environment all around, need to watch your back.

Advice to Senior Managementmentoring program

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The experience overall was very satisfying.

Financial Data Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Moody's full-time

ProsThe do a good job of having corporate activities in order to keep everyone involved and upbeat.

ConsA very lackadaisical atmosphere and sometimes get overwhelmingly busy.

Advice to Senior Managementdo you best

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Really Depends Who You Work For

Assistant Vice President (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Moody's full-time for more than a year

ProsI think your experience at Moody's depends on who you work for and what you do. As a member of the IT department, I am very satisfied with my salary and bonus this past year. I also have a very good manager that recognizes my contributions and challenges and promotes me to upper management. I feel very comfortable speaking my mind to all levels of management which fosters a feeling that I am really contributing. Also, with all the personal days and floating holidays, we get basically 4 weeks vacation, our 401k and retirement package is great. Health benefits are very good. Promotions are based on merit and not time served which is nice. Alot of flexibility in working from home. Very socially progressive company

ConsI feel like sometimes the left hand doesnt know what the right hand is doing in my department which can be frustrating. Also, there isnt alot of accountability. Kind of a stale environment and a bit boring. Also, if you work for the wrong team, you will hate your job. Some teams at Moody's pull 80 hour weeks and expect you to work nights, weekends and even holidays as the default (work life balance for these people is non-existent) so be careful who you work for. Dental is pretty bad. I dont really like the WTC location either.

Advice to Senior ManagementI'm generally happy but I think alot of it has to do with my team and my manager. i know there are people in other teams being pushed to the brink so I think there is an extreme mix of satisfaction levels across IT and moodys as a whole.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bad career move.

Associate Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Moody's full-time for more than a year

ProsHours usually not too bad. Most people are pretty cool.

ConsBORING! Bizarro World promotion policy. Poor pay. You'll probably go brain dead here. Given all the regulatory changes, agency employees' time has become mostly about administrative CYA rather than focused more on in depth analysis.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Solid, enjoyable internship with a lot of learning

Summer Intern (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Moody's as an intern for less than a year

Pros-Smart colleagues that are interested in your growth
-Decent pay, perhaps on the low-side for finance
-Not really intense
-A great program of speakers

Cons-Not really intense--at this point in my career this is a bit of a con
-Work is sort of questionably important. Securities rating are probably becoming less relevant

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Don't waste your career at Moody's

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Moody's full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- A Stable company
- Only one major competitor (S&P)
- Ratings are needed and will not likely go away anytime soon
- As an analyst you will participate and vote on many different and interesting ratings
- Good entry level job
- A laid back atmosphere

Cons- The rating outcomes are often "capped" by senior management before the analysts present their case.
- Senior managers are not go getters and do not recognize/reward that attribute.
- Employees are put in a box and there is no scope to develop other than resigning an going elsewhere.
- Kissing up to management wins favorable assignments and promotions. Hard work does not.
- The old boys club almost guarantees who will move up and get opportunities to grow.
- Ratings analysts are not highly regarded in some investment shops and you may be knocking yourself out of future job opportunities
- Promotions are heavily based on personal favorites over quality of work output.
- They prefer to hire senior analysts from outside instead of their own.
- Management keeps you in the dark about the strategy of your group
-Vary bad long term decision for senior analysts

Advice to Senior Management- The old boys club model seems to have survived at Moody's.
- Provide a developmental career path for analysts to be promoted.
- Management at the group level do not keep analysts informed.
- Promote from within for the higher paying jobs.

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Moodys Associate Analyst - New York City

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Moody's full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood work/life balance. Good mentoring.

ConsNot so much room for promotion

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Diversified Work Place

Associate Analyst I (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Moody's full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery diversed work force and very intellegent discussion on credit & its implication

ConsHigh level of Bureaucracy accross the firm

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's beaurocratic and the promotion depends on your popularity rather than technical skills.

Accountant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Moody's full-time for more than 3 years

Prosit offers rotation to other fields.

ConsYou have to stay on your current position for many years before you have promotion.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Financial Data Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Moody's full-time

ProsAtmosphere is collegal and enjoyable

ConsCompensation could be better reflected on performance

Advice to Senior ManagementMore clarity

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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