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Moody's Reviews in New York, NY

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
194 Reviews

3.3
194 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relatively good work/life balance, not a highly pressurized environment (in 61 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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  1.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    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

    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
  3.  

    Nice people, challenging yet somewhat boring work...

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

    Pros

    Good pay (at least for an intern), a lot of diversity in the workplace, your opinion is valued no matter what your position. Reputable company on a resume.

    Cons

    I've heard it's hard to move up in the organization, work can be mundane because of the subject matter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the interns more long term projects or presentations rather than short, quick assignments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

    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
  6.  

    Pretty good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    1) Good corporate culture
    2) Very LGBT-friendly
    3) Strives to provide employees a good work-life balance
    4) Very collegial environment
    5) Extremely diverse, if somewhat nerdy, staff

    Cons

    1) Individual managers can be terrible, unresponsive, tend to manage up exclusively, with a considerable amount of contempt towards reports.
    2) IT department is the worst I've ever seen.
    3) Pay is significantly below market rate (a perennial complaint by employees); raises are at best a joke, if not a downright insult.
    4) Management tends to reinvent the wheel with every new project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Find someone who knows what he or she is doing to head IT.
    2) Start giving everyone decent raises, or else the company is going to suffer a massive brain drain when the market turns.
    3) Hire a consulting firm, so you don't have to reinvent the wheel all the time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Easy working environment but hard to promote

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and great hours

    Cons

    So hard to promote and pay is below the market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great environment but boring work

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

    Pros

    Great team of individuals. Individuals are willing to help you

    Cons

    Low pay. Environment is too professional

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not for career-driven people

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

    Pros

    Laid-back atmosphere, lots of diversity

    Cons

    Technology is behind the times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to work if you don't expect promotions and recongnitions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great People to work.
    People who joined with good title and pay would like company more.

    Cons

    Senior management does not think highly about developers.
    Frequent reorgs.
    Promotion process and forced rankings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Your views really do matter

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

    Pros

    Collegial environment with very manageable work-life balance, smart dedicated colleagues, quiet atmosphere masks the large amount of work being done, highly diverse workforce. If you are interested in credit - and you should be

    Cons

    There is always so much work to do, and pacing yourself is up to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are no glaring high level issues to fix.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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