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"Excellent work/life balance; poor career development"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Analyst III in New York, NY
Current Employee - Associate Analyst III in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Moody's full-time (More than a year)

Pros

work/life balance is the best you will get in finance while working on deals
people are friendly and approachable
can learn a lot if you take responsibility for your own development
access to executive teams/bankers, although you can't "network" with them
if you want to learn a lot you can, if you want to just coast you can

Cons

the pay is extremely low
for associate analysts your development depends greatly on your analyst
promotions are hard to come by, and you need to be working at the next level for some time before even being considered
lots of people just coast and it hurts morale (along with below market pay)
hard work does not mean more pay or promotion it merely puts you in the conversation
at the lower levels if you stay too long, you will get stuck here
management is very unclear about promotion process (will mislead you to keep you chasing the carrot)
associate analysts get stuck doing a lot of legwork due to increased regulation
lots of senior people who collect big checks just coasting, noticed by younger hard workers
very little turnover at the senior levels
very poor technology

Advice to Management

work on retaining talent at the younger levels
improve technology
think about trimming the fat on the upper levels

Other Employee Reviews for Moody's

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience, good comp, good work life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm an associate analyst at moodys and its a pretty cool place to work. you get exposure to a lot of company execs, bankers, and you can really develop a good network. they have good capital markets training.
    I know people complain about the comp, but i actually think its pretty good if you come in from the outside. there are several AA's in the 110-125k all-in comp range

    Cons

    the technology isn't that good

    Advice to Management

    invest in technology


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Full of opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moody's as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great mentorship program

    A lot of people were more than willing to meet and talk about their lines of business, give advice.

    Work definitely challenged me and I came out of the program with a much better understanding of the role credit rating agencies play in the markets

    Cons

    Some days were very slow moving.

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