Moody's
3.2 of 5 188 reviews
www.moodys.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Moody's Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
Moody's – New York – “Old Moody's Office”

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3.2 188 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Moody's Chairman and CEO Ray McDaniel Jr.

Ray McDaniel Jr.

(107 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Relatively good work/life balance, not a highly pressurized environment"
    in 59 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 does not think highly about developers"
    in 10 reviews
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    Fascinating place to work; good work-life balance; but industry under siege

    Senior Vice President (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance; fascinating issues at crux of financial system; culture is relatively collegial.

    ConsPay is mediocre for financial industry; career advancement is stalled.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on conflicts inherent in business model. Lay off the intense, recent focus on "process"; it's killing the geese that lay the golden eggs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best place to learn credit analysis

    Associate Analyst III (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsUpper management is very engaged with the line of business. Employee development is strongly possible for hard workers.
    Hard work is valued.

    ConsSome teams are glorified, paying better than other teams.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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

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    Interesting but not as challenging as I would have liked

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat atmosphere
    Open Door policy
    Met a bunch of executives
    People were willing to help

    ConsA bit boring
    People used models that they didn't fully understand
    lack of due diligence

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    Great company for retirement

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLots of opportunities for everyone

    ConsA good company, none to share.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOptimize strategic long term plans to achieve agile results

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

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    Great stable, profitable company (rare today) but an extremely consensus driven organization, that has to work for you..

    Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat stable, profitable company (rare today). good place for someone right out of school. Opportunity to learn about deals/transactions at a less than banking hours, but you get less than banking pay (in exchange for stability).

    ConsWithin CFG, extremely consensus driven organization, no room for creativity or original thinking. You get ahead via "special projects" without that, you'll need to work 2-3x as much or and your promotions will take 2-3x as long. It doesn't matter if the companies you cover are high volume, busy companies, you won't get any points for staying on top of them without the "special projects"

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter, more equitable, transparent incentive structures. There are some people there that just want to coast, that kills morale, that only further speaks to the inequity of the place and ruins the reputation of the firm to outsiders.

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

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    Experience was a rollercoaster with many ups and downs

    VP-Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCollegial work environment, friendly and knowledgable colleagues, pretty good work-life balance given pay

    ConsNot all management interested in their employees career path. Not much room for growth. Rigid management and many regulatory constraints

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    Very political atmosphere

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat on-site training, good to have on your resume

    ConsVery political atmosphere, a lot of nepotism and face time expected from management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    low salary, too many layers and bureaucracy, no career growth

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Proswork-life balance
    reasonably priced cafeteria food
    big name in the street

    Conspays some of the lowest salaries in the market
    too many layers making career growth very slow process
    corporate visibility non-existent
    excessive bureaucracy
    place is abound with mediocrity, hard to get by really smart people
    pompous managers with poor soft and management skills
    HR unprofessional and employment process takes too long

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

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    Never ever join any of the Planning groups

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)

    Pros- Good exposure with senior management
    - Plenty of work to do

    Cons- Long hours
    - Horrible pay
    - No recognition
    - Everyone in team is treated like a replaceable product

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo something about the Planning groups, they have the lowest BES score in all of Moody's for a reason.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OK if you are not ambitious

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsJob Security, decent benefits, work life is good

    ConsDeceptive HR practices, poor review system

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to career development opportunities esp. related to manager feedback

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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