Moody's Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-Life balance is a positive (in 69 reviews)

  • Good exposure with senior management (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. Business Administrator

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

    I have been working at Moody's (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits to assist with the work/life balance

    Cons

    we only work a 35 hour week opposed to a 40 hour week


  2. Great Environment to Learn - Bureaucratic culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst III
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst III

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Pressure is low relative to other jobs in finance 2. Hours are generally nice and management is accommodating. 3. Friendly environment among colleagues. Good environment for learning.

    Cons

    1. Huge amount of administrative work. 2. Decisions by senior management often seems detached from the experiences of the workers. 3. Promotion criteria mysterious.

    Advice to Management

    More feedback from workers when implementing processes and when making promotions. Streamline middle office processes to remove duplicate work and reduce administrative burden.


  3. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Not many new things could learn


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  5. Good Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable work-life balance; mid-level managers and analysts very good at their jobs; few market competitors. Decent opportunities to move around within the firm.

    Cons

    Senior management have too many responsibilities and often are too removed from the specifics of particular business problems. Difficult to get promoted on merits alone - department quotas have precedence. New hires are brought in at higher job titles than experienced existing employees with similar experience.

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to retain skilled employees - lots of smart people leave over slow pace of promotion and slim salary increases.


  6. Good Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and work-life-balance; access to senior management is very good. Sky is the limit if you are self-motivated and a hard-worker.

    Cons

    Operates in a semi-competitive industry which tends to slow decision making. Under performers are not managed swiftly which leads to a generally less intense work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up decision making; make mistakes more quickly and recover. Every decision can't be perfect - so don't try for perfection when it doesn't exist.


  7. Moody's Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Moody's

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some groups work great together while others work in their own bubbles.

    Cons

    Lack of organization among different organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in IT so the company is in line.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company to learn, BUT then move on...

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Good medical, vision and dental benefits. 2. Professional environment and impressive facilities. 3. Headquarters in the heart of the financial district. 4. Compensation is market value or better. 5. Thorough preformance evaluation process.

    Cons

    1. Information Systems: Work/Life is non-existent. 2. HR department is untrustworthy. 3. Software and Hardware is under-par with other financial companies.

    Advice to Management

    Moody's strenght has always been from its #1 asset, dedicated employees. Your current management team (especially IT management) lacks that core value. The amount of deliverables committed to business management does not match the current staffing levels. This has resulted in unsatisfied customers and burnt-out staff. I hope this improves for the current and future employees.


  9. Not bad overall.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Moody's is a Great place to work with a good focus on work life balance and benefits. I've had the privilege of reporting to excellent managers.

    Cons

    The pay is pretty meager. You won't starve, but you will look at your paycheck occasionally and think about making a move elsewhere.


  10. Assistant vice president

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President/Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President/Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    emphasis on team work and relatively laid back culture

    Cons

    heavily regulated and large amount of administrative tasks


  11. Political Environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Moody's

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Extremely political. No room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Train managers on what they expect from thier employees and give them clear direction.



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