Moody's

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Moody's Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
231 Reviews
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231 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.  

    good work-life balance, limited career path

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moody's

    Pros

    probably the best work-life balance in financial industry

    Cons

    limited opportunity for promotion and career development

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place, hard for minorities to get promoted

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

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, great poeple, great location, no micromanagement.

    Cons

    Management doesnt promote company initiative at times, work and life balance is not always managers concern, salaries are low, and promotions arent fairly given

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect work life balance and promote minorities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of promotions and low morale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Strong presence in the market, benefits are decent, easy hours (9-5), good to have on resume.

    Cons

    Promotions are only for those who play office politics and everyone leaves every other year in hopes of a promotion. Pay of salary is lower than the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If promotions are a slow process, provide those with a bump in bonus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice people, challenging yet somewhat boring work...

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

    I have been working at Moody's as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    I've heard it's hard to move up in the organization, work can be mundane because of the subject matter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the interns more long term projects or presentations rather than short, quick assignments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning experience; great brand and well respected in the market.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Moody's full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits once you become eligible.

    Cons

    Collegial atmosphere. Segmented, Staff tended to be a bit 'unfriendly'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be helpful to be more inclusive. Staff should be encouraged to 'mingle' more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pretty good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    1) 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

    Cons

    1) 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 ManagementAdvice

    1) 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great environment but boring work

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

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

    Pros

    Great team of individuals. Individuals are willing to help you

    Cons

    Low pay. Environment is too professional

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Easy working environment but hard to promote

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

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and great hours

    Cons

    So hard to promote and pay is below the market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Like Russian literature, Moody's work environment is very cerebral but very dark…

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn credit analysis at a depth few will every experience in their career.

    Cons

    Great place to learn credit analysis at a depth few will every experience in their career. (see title)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep of the work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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