Moody's
3.2 of 5 188 reviews
www.moodys.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Moody's Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
Moody's – New York – “Old Moody's Office”

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3.2 188 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Moody's Chairman and CEO Ray McDaniel Jr.

Ray McDaniel Jr.

(107 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Relatively good work/life balance, not a highly pressurized environment"
    in 59 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    was good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood pay with great hike and benefits.

    Consbad management with lot of delays

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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

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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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    Good place to work if you don't expect promotions and recongnitions

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Vice President (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCollegial 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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are no glaring high level issues to fix.

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

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