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Moody's Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
231 Reviews
3.4
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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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Employee Reviews

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    Moody's Investors Service

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    plenty to learn in credit risk and good work life balance

    Cons

    lacking cutting edge technology and a bit stereotype

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Overall positive experience offset by bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Moody's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, great training, quality of life

    Cons

    Regulatory environment distracts upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clients are investors, not regulators

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great and stable company to work at!!!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - IT in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - IT in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's

    Pros

    - Financially stable firm with virtually no layoffs cycles
    - Great collegiate culture where backstabbing is discouraged
    - Great Diversity and Inclusion program

    Cons

    - Bonuses aren't great but jobs are usually pretty secured so you'll most likely be around to collect your bonus
    - Benefits could be better given how great the firm is doing financially

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To retain top talent you have to pay accordingly. Keep doing the good stuff - great D&I initiatives, advocating work-life balance, etc. Establish clear career path in all departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Rewarding Experience, Great Benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - General Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Moody's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    New level of transparency of available opportunities within the organization. They understand the best employees are loyal ones and encourage mobility. Take advantage to the many ancillary benefits outside of Medical & Dental - 401k Profit Participation, ESPP - Emp get 10% discount on stock purchase and the stock has done well over the years. Educational (Tuition/books) Assistance, Employee Assistance Programs: Elder care & planning, emergency childcare, etc.

    Cons

    Typical bureaucracy where much of your success will depend on which influential people you know who are willing to spend their capital on supporting promoting you. Office politics often impede best decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your ego aside and focus on getting the job done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Associate Analyst I

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    Former Employee - Associate Analyst I in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst I in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    It is good learning environment

    Cons

    There is a lack of upward mobility

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Moody's work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moody's

    Pros

    good work environment, job is stable

    Cons

    low bonuses for the hours worked

  8.  

    Good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's

    Pros

    Stable environment
    Good career progression
    Professional and pleasant colleagues

    Cons

    Feels a little slow to react to change
    Career growth slows down dramatically at a certain stage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Meritocracy

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    Current Employee - AVP-Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - AVP-Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's

    Pros

    Challenging environment where the level of responsibility you are given is dependent on the work you do. Same goes with promotions. Very fair system.

    Work is interesting. Vital to credit markets and highly esteemed. The reason for this is that you are working with intelligent, capable people. There are ivy leaguers and all management has a graduate degree. it is nice to work alongside smart people.

    Excellent work life balance for Wall Street.

    Attractive compensation given that one could get work done between 9 and 5.

    Attentive management that listens to its employees and acts on issues.

    Management activel encourages mobility both across sectors and geographies. They are very pro-maternity and have several groups that deal with other groups issues such as glbtqa and veterans.

    Management tries to make your life easier. Holiday bashes and limos home after 8 and a great cafeteria. They just want you to do a good job and your frontline management is willing to invest in you.

    Cons

    Conflict of interest is a part of daily life. You are paid by those you rate, this is a business, and there is no way around that.

    The work is not rocket science. What you do is important for credit markets but you are not creating something revolutionary. Maybe that works for you but it nags me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Thank you.

    Free up MD time for subordinates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Moody's Investors Service Summer Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Moody's

    Pros

    The work culture was very relaxed, people were very willing to help and was a good learning experience.

    Cons

    Only intern working in Asset-Backed Securities, internship itself was unstructured.

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    Great team environment and good opportunity to grow.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst III in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst III in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    -ability to interact and learn with senior level analysts
    -internal mobility makes it easy to explore opportunities
    -work hours
    -modern and inviting working place

    Cons

    -very vertical hierarchical structure that makes it hard to run projects or make decisions
    -comparing to other firms across the financial sector, the salaries are very low
    -bonuses are very low as well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The vertical structure organization makes it great to promote people but I am not sure if it very efficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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