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Moody's Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
216 Reviews
3.4
216 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relatively good work/life balance, not a highly pressurized environment (in 69 reviews)

  • Access to senior management of issuing companies and other intermediaries (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • friendly environment Good work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management does not think highly about developers (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great culture, hours, and management cares about employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are interesting and educated.
    Work is less intense and hours are better than most of the street.
    Work is interesting, great combination of quantitative and qualitative.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to find great exit opportunities, work can be a little slow-paced, and, like any big company, there is some red tape.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nothing good here but for job profile

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

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good job profile..good launchpad for banking. Some teams work on corporate finance and project finance deals so offer better opportunities

    Cons

    Bunch of old people unwilling to leave
    Incompetent compliance folks running the show

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on employees than increasing Buffet's protfolio networth
    Salary and compensation should be related to the complexity of the work done by the group. Some groups which are working same hours as banking folks should be paid significantly better than an average Moody's public finance group employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clear corporate mission. Outstanding access to "C" suite management. Investor relevance and impact.

    Cons

    Information Technology Department remains weak despite many failed attempts to improve it over the years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at Moody's as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Environment, Good Experience Manager, Good Paid

    Cons

    Sometimes late working hour, Short term Project

  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Billing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Billing Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great company would definitely work there again.

    Cons

    I thought the balance work life was great. Especially the vacation days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst II in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, Nurturing environment, Few good mentors

    Cons

    inadequate training, compensation, slow promotion growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote internal leadership, training, compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Work-Life Balance; Poor Opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Managers are generally respectful of work-life balance; co-workers are amazing - friendly and intelligent; Community Service is encouraged

    Cons

    Tech is out of date; disorganized policies and procedures; no to little opportunities for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate employee's work with better opportunities for advancement (titles and salary boosts are important for morale); update tech on a more timely basis (too many work-arounds that lead to inefficiency)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture, learning a lot, low arrogance factor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    This is a company that cares about it's employees, you will never see anybody yelling at anybody, everybody is very friendly regardless of rank. Considering the material you work with you learn a lot, and since it is always current it is very interesting.

    Cons

    Switching within the company can be very hard if you have been there for less than a year, even if you are a great fit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place, hard for minorities to get promoted

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, great poeple, great location, no micromanagement.

    Cons

    Management doesnt promote company initiative at times, work and life balance is not always managers concern, salaries are low, and promotions arent fairly given

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect work life balance and promote minorities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of promotions and low morale

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

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Strong presence in the market, benefits are decent, easy hours (9-5), good to have on resume.

    Cons

    Promotions are only for those who play office politics and everyone leaves every other year in hopes of a promotion. Pay of salary is lower than the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If promotions are a slow process, provide those with a bump in bonus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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