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Moody's Reviews

Updated February 9, 2015
Updated February 9, 2015
235 Reviews
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235 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Overall, the company has a good intern program that provide mentoring, summer social events and networking opportunity

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Moody's

    Pros

    People are super nice and friendly; you can learn about their business by asking around if you want. Very stable business.

    Cons

    For regulatory reason, you might not get to do a lot of the "real" work as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Summer at Moody's

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    Former Intern - Legal Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Legal Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Moody's as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Moody's was a great experience where I saw a variety of legal issues in a collegial, laid-back working environment. I particularly enjoyed it because I got along very well with my supervisor, which can't be guaranteed for everyone.

    Cons

    It seems like some of the analysts are looking to make moves to BBs and don't seem to want to stay at Moody's to develop their career there. A bit of office politics, and sometimes not fast-paced enough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Moody's

    Pros

    Understands their shortcomings. Earnestly looking to standardize processes globally.

    Cons

    Staff stretched very thin. Need better segregation of duties to appropriate departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people, great culture, poor salary

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    Current Employee - Financial Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Data Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's

    Pros

    Culture,people, diversity,good work/life balance, many opps for professional development

    Cons

    Mobility, low salary,hard to enact change,a lot if regulation, inefficiencies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
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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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    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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