Moody's Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
200 Reviews
3.3
200 Reviews
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Moody's Chairman and CEO Ray McDaniel Jr.
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111 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Great place to begin your career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moody's

    Pros

    Access to senior management of firms

    Cons

    No work life balance anymore

  2.  

    beaurocratic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    good work-life balance, intelligent people

    Cons

    nobody take ownership/responsability
    commercial side is jurassic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good starting point

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    Former Employee - Associate Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Moody's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generally a positive working environment

    Cons

    Very rarely do employees get promoted even after many years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone seems to be looking to leave, so promote the employees you want to stay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    the heart group of the company deserves to be treated much better than that...

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    Former Employee - MIS- Fundamental Commercial Group EMEA  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - MIS- Fundamental Commercial Group EMEA in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Moody's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -good internal technical training to ratings and capital markets
    -personal development of multiple skills (legal, analytically, reporting, collections, accounting) as account managers have to deal with each area at some point
    -access to senior managers at companies and banks
    -good for establishing business network

    Cons

    -being promised career development but never keep it
    -no reward for hard work, instead internal politics are benchmark for promotions (not expertise or experience)
    -expectation from Management to staff far above the actual job description and skills required
    -no clear annual objectives to keep personal development and progression chances as unclear and in-transparent as possible/KPO's vaguely formulated
    -no internal system to record work activity resulting in no visibility of work-load or measurement/reporting of achievements
    -high micromanagement culture
    -staff is not given any credibility and not trusted to do anything by themselves
    -hierarchy structure made complex for MD to avoid direct conversations with anyone below staff with management/supervisor function
    -no clear training given at the start of your career
    -no incentives for overachieving expectations (as no objectives communicated!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep what you promise, value your staff and meet them with respect. Urgent need to change management style and trust your staff' abilities and skills. Management prefers to stab their own staff in the back instead of standing up for their staff and strengthen staffs esteem internally as well as externally towards clients. STOP micromanaging people who have more clue than you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work, great colleagues

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    My team are all extremely knowledgable in their subject areas. There is a good sense of team work and my opinions are sought after and listened to. It is a very multicultural organisation and I am able to use my language skills both internally and externally.

    Cons

    The technology is a little out of date and this can cause delays in getting things done, however they are starting to improve this now.

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

    Good place to learn

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Moody's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good professional environment, experienced people, listening to everyone's views, good learning opportunity as decisions on ratings are indeed based on professional aspect rather than politics as elsewhere

    Cons

    Pay is not great especially as working hours can be demanding and job has high responsibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only assets are people, start paying them fairly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Getting better, slowly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Looking to improve the efficiency of the business

    Cons

    Horrible IT infrastructure. Really poor reliance on external consultants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the pace of change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    wonderful environement to work

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    Current Employee - RMBS Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - RMBS Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    No pressure, a lot to learn, mau trainign offered to employees, good salary packages compared to the workload, a lot of internal burocracy / compliance

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities, limited number of possible employers outside Rating Agencies after being in the company for too many years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    London office taken over by the French...

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    Current Employee - Financial Data Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Data Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Moody's as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Respectful name, trainings, a decent place to start

    Cons

    many layers, difficult to advance quickly, unfair promotions process
    No-one is able to reasonably explain why the French are the most represented nationality in the London office (in some lines of business are about 50%)...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good work atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Associate Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues and relatively stable employment

    Cons

    The main downside of Moody's is its ongoing lack of sufficient internal investment, in particular the IT infrastructure, its cutting corners when in comes to giving people the right tools to do their job properly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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