Moody's Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
195 Reviews

3.3
195 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    was good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moody's

    Pros

    good pay with great hike and benefits.

    Cons

    bad management with lot of delays

  2.  

    Not for career-driven people

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    Current Employee - AVP-Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - AVP-Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Laid-back atmosphere, lots of diversity

    Cons

    Technology is behind the times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Your views really do matter

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Moody's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Collegial 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are no glaring high level issues to fix.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a god awful experience.

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

    I have been working at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good. Work-Life balance is a positive. Employees sneak out early on Thursdays and Fridays to take long weekends.

    Cons

    The job was rather dull as are the people, but they made it seem so much more interesting in the description and also during the interview.

    The work culture is something of a facade. In the beginning, everyone seemed pleasant enough. After a couple months, I overheard some tragic stories of back-stabbing in order to make so-and-so look bad, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your potential candidates are humane individuals. With morals of some sort. Any sort.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A bit stodgy, but not all over bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Moody's

    Pros

    Relatively good work/life balance, not a highly pressurized environment = somewhat thoughtful colleagues, good office space at a central location

    Cons

    It's "too" lax in the push to get things done, minimal voluntary turnover so quite a large old guard which is unwilling, often, to adopt new approaches/technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage growth and not just by training managers but by giving employees practical "transition plans" to new roles / challenges; be proactive outside of just sales growth via Moody's Analytics but by refashioning the role of ratings in the industry - be a thought leader

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work, conservative approach

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

    I have been working at Moody's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly environment. All colleagues very willing to help. Great work and life balance.

    Cons

    Very conservative approach to new projects and new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication would be helpful from upper management. Consider being more aggressive in company-wide projects and industry mandates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall, good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moody's

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Good place to learn fundamentals of credit analysis & an industry/sector
    Great coworkers
    Fun work environment

    Cons

    Same recognition across associates who work hard and those that come in at 11am
    Terrible technology
    Sometimes can get bogged down with too many low value add work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good place to start, bad place to stay

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

    I have been working at Moody's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    its big reputation makes it looks good on your resume. Promotion is all about projects. Career path is not as clear in here. However, it depends on your position.

    Cons

    financial data analyst is very repetitive job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    accelerate the speed of training new generation.

  11.  

    Vice President

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moody's

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Office culture.

    Cons

    Promotions. Compensation. Name value.

    No opinion of CEO

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