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Updated Jul 28, 2014
Moody's – New York – “Old Moody's Office”

Moody's – New York – “Old Moody's Office”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 193 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Moody's Chairman and CEO Ray McDaniel Jr.

Ray McDaniel Jr.

(109 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Good place, hard for minorities to get promoted

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBenefits, great poeple, great location, no micromanagement.

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementRespect work life balance and promote minorities

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

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    Lack of promotions and low morale

    Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsPromotions 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 Senior ManagementIf promotions are a slow process, provide those with a bump in bonus.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good learning experience; great brand and well respected in the market.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits once you become eligible.

    ConsCollegial atmosphere. Segmented, Staff tended to be a bit 'unfriendly'.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be helpful to be more inclusive. Staff should be encouraged to 'mingle' more often.

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

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    Nice people, challenging yet somewhat boring work...

    Summer Intern (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive the interns more long term projects or presentations rather than short, quick assignments

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

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    Pretty good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Pros1) 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

    Cons1) 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 Senior Management1) 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great environment but boring work

    Summer Intern (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat team of individuals. Individuals are willing to help you

    ConsLow pay. Environment is too professional

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Easy working environment but hard to promote

    Accountant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood work life balance and great hours

    ConsSo hard to promote and pay is below the market.

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

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    Like Russian literature, Moody's work environment is very cerebral but very darkā€¦

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to learn credit analysis at a depth few will every experience in their career.

    ConsGreat place to learn credit analysis at a depth few will every experience in their career. (see title)

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep of the work

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

     

    was good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood pay with great hike and benefits.

    Consbad management with lot of delays

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    Not for career-driven people

    AVP-Project Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLaid-back atmosphere, lots of diversity

    ConsTechnology is behind the times

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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