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Moody's Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
220 Reviews
3.4
220 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.  

    Solid, enjoyable internship with a lot of learning

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    • Senior Management
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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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Smart colleagues that are interested in your growth
    -Decent pay, perhaps on the low-side for finance
    -Not really intense
    -A great program of speakers

    Cons

    -Not really intense--at this point in my career this is a bit of a con
    -Work is sort of questionably important. Securities rating are probably becoming less relevant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Moodys Associate Analyst - New York City

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Good mentoring.

    Cons

    Not so much room for promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great stable, profitable company (rare today) but an extremely consensus driven organization, that has to work for you..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great stable, profitable company (rare today). good place for someone right out of school. Opportunity to learn about deals/transactions at a less than banking hours, but you get less than banking pay (in exchange for stability).

    Cons

    Within CFG, extremely consensus driven organization, no room for creativity or original thinking. You get ahead via "special projects" without that, you'll need to work 2-3x as much or and your promotions will take 2-3x as long. It doesn't matter if the companies you cover are high volume, busy companies, you won't get any points for staying on top of them without the "special projects"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better, more equitable, transparent incentive structures. There are some people there that just want to coast, that kills morale, that only further speaks to the inequity of the place and ruins the reputation of the firm to outsiders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    First Job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Data Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Data Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    Atmosphere is collegal and enjoyable

    Cons

    Compensation could be better reflected on performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More clarity

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

    Fascinating place to work; good work-life balance; but industry under siege

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President

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

    Pros

    Work life balance; fascinating issues at crux of financial system; culture is relatively collegial.

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre for financial industry; career advancement is stalled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on conflicts inherent in business model. Lay off the intense, recent focus on "process"; it's killing the geese that lay the golden eggs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to learn credit analysis

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

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

    Pros

    Upper management is very engaged with the line of business. Employee development is strongly possible for hard workers.
    Hard work is valued.

    Cons

    Some teams are glorified, paying better than other teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 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

  9.  

    Great company for retirement

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    • 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Experience was a rollercoaster with many ups and downs

    Former Employee - VP-Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - VP-Senior Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    Collegial work environment, friendly and knowledgable colleagues, pretty good work-life balance given pay

    Cons

    Not all management interested in their employees career path. Not much room for growth. Rigid management and many regulatory constraints

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very political atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great on-site training, good to have on your resume

    Cons

    Very political atmosphere, a lot of nepotism and face time expected from management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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