Fitch Ratings Reviews

Updated May 16, 2021

To filter reviews, or .
3.9
74%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
Approve of CEO
Fitch Ratings President   and  CEO Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor
184 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance; friendly colleagues; diverse(in 168 reviews)

  • "Very Supportive and Friendly Work Environment(in 46 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Senior management is rather entrenched and lack the ability or willingness to significantly improve the company(in 23 reviews)

  • "very low salaries, not very good benefits compared to other rating agencies(in 18 reviews)

  • More Pros and Cons
    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.

    Ratings by Gender

    This rating reflects the overall rating of Fitch Ratings and is not affected by filters.

    Want more demographic options?
    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great experience

      Apr 27, 2021 - Market Research Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great experience in the DCM

      Cons

      Salary is less than desirable

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great work life balance; poor pay

      Mar 18, 2021 - Systems Administrator 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Overall, a great company to work for if your career is not a priority for you. - great work life balance. A solid 9-5 job if that’s what you want. (There is on-call FYI) - professional coworkers. Everyone is there to just clock in, collect that paycheck, and turn off the computer for dinner with the wife and kids. You won’t be working with big egos (there are exceptions). - 7% 401k match - chilled out atmosphere. Things are expected to get done, but deadlines are non existent except for critical projects.

      Cons

      - pay is substantially below market value. This is a place to coast and get ready for retirement, not to innovate. If you’re hungry and looking to advance your career, this is not the place for you. Don’t expect to get rich. - weak collaboration with other teams. Expect to play the game of pushing tickets/requests back to someone else so you don’t have to do the work, and likewise expect people to push back on you when you need something done - weak collaboration within your own team. Depends on which team you join, but I felt like I was working by myself for the most part - heavy politics. Whether or not this affects you will depend on your boss.

      Continue reading
      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Work culture and pay

      May 15, 2021 - Market Research Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Salary slightly lower than competitors

      Cons

      Great work and team atmosphere

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      The Positives Are Fading

      Mar 11, 2021 - Senior Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good vacation. 401kmatch, and generally low pressure environment. Positive employee growth initiatives recent years. Nice NYC office (Hearst Tower) and unique parent (Hearst).

      Cons

      If you are a top performer, you will be squeezed for every drop to make up for mediocre colleagues and in effective managers... with very little reward. Raises are very low and there is no transparency on how they are allocated. If your lucky you get an "adjustment after years of low raises. News Flash - the company has had a policy of no annual raises to Senior Directors since the recession (in 2010!). They claim to make up for it in variable comp, however aftet a decade of this policy the math doesn't work. You will have those reporting to you pass you on base and sometimes all in comp. This is the case for newly promoted SD as well. The company talks out of both sides of thier mouth to justify low comp... good years or bad, they will have a reason. Work Life balance has faded esp for top contributors and esp post pandemic.

      Continue reading
      5 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company, weak comp

      May 5, 2021 - Senior Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great team with great management

      Cons

      Weak salary and weak benefits

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Solid place to work

      Apr 28, 2021 - Senior Analyst 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very relaxed hours, good benefits

      Cons

      Some staff could be more motivated, compensation not the best but fair given hours worked

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to begin career

      Apr 29, 2021 - Analyst in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Decent salary for entry-level in the field

      Cons

      Poor communication from management at times

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      20 mins walk from GCT

      Mar 15, 2021 - Director in Birmingham, AL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Diversity and inclusion of women in the business

      Cons

      Location of the Hearst Tower is far from any of the train stations if you are commuting to the office

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      FitchRatings is a great company to work with

      Mar 15, 2021 - Tech Lead in Houston, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      1. Good working environment 2. Good people to work with 3. Good work and life balance

      Cons

      Salary and Bonus are little below average of other financial companies

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Stable job, Slow career progress

      Apr 3, 2021 - Associate Director in Boston, MA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -People -Exposure to decision makers and C-level from other companies

      Cons

      -Career progression is slow -Salaries are below industry -Analytical work gets overshadowed by operational burden

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    Viewing 1 - 10 of 496 Reviews

    Popular Careers with Fitch Ratings Job Seekers

    Analyst
    Learn About the Job
    JobsSalariesInterviews

    Work at Fitch Ratings? Share Your Experiences

    or