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DBRS Overview

Toronto, ON (Canada)
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
DBRS is an independent, privately held, globally recognized credit ratings agency with offices in Toronto, New York, London, Chicago and Mexico City. We strive to differentiate ourselves from competitors through a more pragmatic rather than mechanistic approach, in-depth ... Read more

Company Updates

  • The London office will once again join the nationwide initiative of World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Staff will bake or buy pastries to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Every year since 2013, DBRS London office has participated in the event and the money we have raised has help Macmillan to support vital local services to people living with cancer. Every pound raised makes sure that no one faces cancer alone, and last year alone the London office raised over £400. DBRS’s coffee morning will take place on October 2nd and is being organized by Compliance’s Zulema Aragones Monjas.

  • DBRS Ltd. announced recently it joined the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) as a Business Member. “We are excited to be associated with the CCAB,” said Doug Turnbull, Vice Chairman - Country Head, Canada. “DBRS recognizes the importance of working with Canada’s aboriginal community on a variety of infrastructure and project financing initiatives. We look forward to working with them in the years ahead to develop further opportunities with this important segment of our business community.” CCAB builds bridges between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples, businesses, and communities through diverse programming, providing tools, training, network building, major business awards, and national events. CCAB provides an array of business development offerings, including certification for Aboriginal-owned businesses (CAB) and companies with Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR). TFAB (Tools and Financing for Aboriginal Business) connects Aboriginal entrepreneurs with tools, training and networks to strengthen and scale their businesses.

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DBRS – Why Work For Us?

With offices in Toronto, New York, London, Chicago and Mexico City, we are a fast-growing company with a diverse and talented group of employees. At DBRS, we embrace an open-door policy – our staff and management work closely together to ensure the company’s success. DBRS is a place where you can grow and develop both personally and professionally, with opportunities to make your mark on all aspects of the credit rating business.

Work/life balance and workplace flexibility are a part of our company culture. When you join DBRS, you will get a chance to take on challenging opportunities and work alongside knowledgeable and professional coworkers globally. We offer a friendly environment where we look to our staff for an entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic.

 At DBRS, we strive to become a leader known for trusted ratings and opinions – we are looking for the right people to help us achieve that goal.

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DBRS Executive Chairman and CEO Stephen Joynt
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  • "Nice work life balance, nice people, ok benefit/pay"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
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    I have been working at DBRS full-time (More than a year)


    Most people at the company have a decent work/life balance (i.e. 9-5) and most of my coworkers are nice.


    Most of my coworkers aren't the most ambitious hard driving people I've ever worked with. I think that goes hand in hand with some of the pros.

    Advice to Management

    Make bolder and faster decisions. Clearly communicate out what's going on.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at DBRS.


    The interview lasted two hours, I thought the interview went fairly well. I wasn't asked much about my experience, most of the interview involved discussing prior employees and owners health.

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