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Updated July 9, 2018
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Fitch Ratings President and CEO Paul Taylor
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance compared to banks" (in 132 reviews)

  • "Good work environment, job isn't too difficult as it is an entry level position" (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/ life balance used to be excellent" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Senior management does not communicate well" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good pay. Great culture. Very welcoming and encouraging co-workers.

    Cons

    Commute time if you live farther away from the city center


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Collaborative environment. Proud to work for a company with such a great reputation.

    Cons

    Salaries could be more competitive. Not enough women in senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Improve diversity

  3. "Internship Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn. Interns complete credit projects and a full presentation.

    Internship is on rotation so get exposure to multiple industries.

    Cons

    Company is smaller than Moody’s or S&P.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Pros

    good experience in structured products

    Cons

    disorganized at times and long hours


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Very strong market position; limited upside to employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Pros

    This company has benefited from the economy continuing to steam along, record levels of issuance, and mis-steps from it's competitors. No question that money is being printed, but those who benefit most are the owners and equity holders. Work-life balance is reasonable but nothing exceptional based on what is offered in the market these days.

    Cons

    Below market pay and in select groups, very-top heavy employee structure that leaves little opportunity for strong performers to progress in their careers. The company spares no expense when investing in compliance and regulatory controls but the payroll is viewed with a cautious and frugal eye.

    Advice to Management

    Differentiate achievers and under-achievers more as a strategy to recognize performance, or flight-risk from top talent will be a growing issue.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Pros

    - People are great to work with
    - Entry level salary good, not much room to grow unless salary wise large title changes
    - High visibility with senior management
    - Work life balance is great
    - Challenging projects which keeps work entertaining

    Cons

    - Pay is low compared to competitors and other industries
    - Senior management does not communicate well
    - Backend systems are an absolute mess

    Advice to Management

    - Pay more, people are leaving for a reason


  7. Helpful (1)

    "nice company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Pros

    nice environment and nice colleagues

    Cons

    low pay, very slow promotion

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Cog in machine. Institutionalized bullying"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fitch Ratings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co workers are usually nice

    Cons

    Fitch used every opportunity to belittle employees. Employees are seen as completely replaceable and their concerns do not matter. Certain managers at all levels are protected by higher ups—they are bullies and despite repeated complaints about behavior, bad behavior is rewarded. Protected employees receive insane bonuses, perks and congratulations while every employee below them is nickel and dimed, suffering and looking for a new job.

    The bureaucracy is absurd

    Advice to Management

    Stop congratulating yourselves for recent success. That success was created by those employees you abused and ignored, and found ways to pay as little as possible, not by you. There is no diversity whatsoever at higher levels. Maybe there is talent apart from people who look and act exactly like you?


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Like the people; want more opportunity for growth and promotions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the people here are very nice

    Cons

    more vacation time and make remote work more of an option.


  10. "Quantitative Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and people are friendly.

    Cons

    Relatively less compensated by comparing with large banks.


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