Moody's Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
210 Reviews
3.4
210 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relatively good work/life balance, not a highly pressurized environment (in 68 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting but not as challenging as I would have liked

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Moody's as an intern

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Open Door policy
    Met a bunch of executives
    People were willing to help

    Cons

    A bit boring
    People used models that they didn't fully understand
    lack of due diligence

  2.  

    Great company for retirement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for everyone

    Cons

    A good company, none to share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Optimize strategic long term plans to achieve agile results

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    low salary, too many layers and bureaucracy, no career growth

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

    I worked at Moody's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work-life balance
    reasonably priced cafeteria food
    big name in the street

    Cons

    pays some of the lowest salaries in the market
    too many layers making career growth very slow process
    corporate visibility non-existent
    excessive bureaucracy
    place is abound with mediocrity, hard to get by really smart people
    pompous managers with poor soft and management skills
    HR unprofessional and employment process takes too long

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Never ever join any of the Planning groups

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

    I worked at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    - Good exposure with senior management
    - Plenty of work to do

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Horrible pay
    - No recognition
    - Everyone in team is treated like a replaceable product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something about the Planning groups, they have the lowest BES score in all of Moody's for a reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK if you are not ambitious

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job Security, decent benefits, work life is good

    Cons

    Deceptive HR practices, poor review system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to career development opportunities esp. related to manager feedback

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent hours, lousy pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst II in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, some semblance of work-life balance

    Cons

    LOW LOW LOW LOW pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to start investing in your people, just try

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moody's

    Pros

    Good environment, great learning experience

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of motivation from other colleagues

  9.  

    Favorable

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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

    Good people, like the work

    Cons

    Money, regulation, could become stuck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to foster relationships

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice People and Good Lifestyle

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Moody's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people for the most part; great hours for the most part; rarely had to work too late; good work-life balance

    Cons

    Career growth opportunities were limited; work was slightly tedious

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

  11.  

    Opportunities for interns if you are in a good department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Generally friendly people
    Intelligent managers. Senior management is smart
    Good work life balance
    As an intern, opportunities to take on challenging and important projects if you're lucky

    Cons

    Somewhat low energy / enthusiasm environment
    Bureaucracy
    Questionable IT system
    As an intern, possible to slip through the cracks and get forgotten

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Energize the culture
    Solve ethical issues in the issuer pays business model

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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