Fitch Ratings Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2020

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3.5
70%
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81%
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Fitch Ratings President   and  CEO Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor
145 Ratings
Pros
  • "good work life balance, friendly colleagues(in 162 reviews)

  • "They all helped me to learn about the different positions they hold within the company and made it a comfortable work environment(in 45 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Would recommend"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity to get started in Finance. Learn a lot quickly, opens doors

    Cons

    While it was a great experience, reality is, after a couple years, better opportunities open up for you. Exit opportunities offer much better comp. Good place to build a career if that's what you want but they have a tough time retaining high performers.

  2. "Liars in Chicago Application Development"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Development in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Pros

    Falsifying and backstabbing tactics are allowed

    Cons

    The atmosphere of fear of some directors

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Ok training / High Turnover"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fitch Ratings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good for quick credit training and rating methodology understanding.

    Cons

    Long standing senior analysts demonstrated lack of development attention to Jr. Analysts. Some senior analysts aggressively pushed worked to analysts. High turnover and lack of morale. Low Pay and stringent budget measures

  4. "overall good"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    mid size. flex schedule. industry

    Cons

    ok pay. limited rotation opportunity

  5. "Good work life balance"

    3.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance not too stressful

    Cons

    Outdated tech. Below market pay. Hearst has been trying to reduce costs through employee salaries

  6. "Benefits are worth it"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fitch Ratings full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They make sure to cover the essentials

    Cons

    You need to make another 2K to even out the rising cost

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst 

    I worked at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth; valued my abilities

    Cons

    Workflow slow occasionally Compensation is on the lower side, but given work-life balance it is adequate

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Very difficult to get ahead"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Great people - Friendly environment - Wonderful place to learn

    Cons

    - Very siloed - If you want to move, it can be very difficult, even if you are a top performer, especially if you want to make a more non-traditional move. - No consistent enforcement of policies such as working from home--some managers just won't allow it even though it is supposed to be a benefit.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Little chance to advance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director 

    I worked at Fitch Ratings full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent work life balance and pay

    Cons

    No room for advancement; reluctance to move people between sectors

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good enough company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn from colleagues

    Cons

    Not so exciting job overall

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