Moody's Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Pretty good company to work for

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    • 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
  3. Easy working environment but hard to promote

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
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  5. Great environment but boring work

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    • 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful

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

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    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
  7. 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

  8. 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 (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  10. 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 (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
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    It was a god awful experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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

    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

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