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Fitch Ratings Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Fitch Ratings President & CEO Paul Taylor
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Pros
  • The people and work/life balance are pretty great (in 101 reviews)

  • Relax work environment, great location in Canary Wharf, free fruits (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • In times of high volume deal-flow, the work-life balance goes out the window (in 12 reviews)

  • Low pay and raises are typically minimal (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "A good plae to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexible Work Environment
    - Excellent People
    - Good Camaraderie
    - Very Interesting Work

    Cons

    The industry is under intense external scrutiny and faces a notable regulatory burdens.


  2. "Great opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fitch Ratings part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fitch is becoming the best of rating agencies. I was surprised by the exceptional skill of the workers, benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    There is nothing worth mentioning.


  3. "Fitch Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great place to start a career, exposes you to a number of different products and helps build your analytical skills. The people are quite pleasant, shyish, reserved, and sheepish, but over all laughable and good companions. A large amount of responsibility is placed upon you and a lot is expected. The work life balance is great.

    Cons

    They are heavily regulated. The regulations create headaches when you are trying to complete anything. Most of the regulations are arbitrary and meaningless to, so it is frustrating trying to wrap your head around who came up with these rules. The regulatory burden makes the job the most difficult, without it it would be a very peaceful enjoyable place.

    Advice to Management

    Stick it to the regulators, let them know who is boss and what is unreasonable.


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  5. "Associate Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work-life balance is great. You learn so much on the job and the people you work with are great to work for.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons at being at Fitch Ratings at this moment. Fitch Ratings is such a great place to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Management has got the formula right for creating an environment that conducive to learning and developing your skills.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life balance. Decent pay and great intelligent people to work with

    Cons

    To stodgy and a bit uptight. Time to be a bot more forward thinking

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up, allow for more innovation and technology. Allow work from home


  7. "Fitch is on the right track"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong culture, scrappy, intellectual, growth-oriented, respected by investors

    Cons

    Burden of increased regulation post Dodd-Frank


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly people, good benefits, discounted gym membership at New York Health and racquet club. Provides great work life balance.

    Cons

    People complain that the salaries are not competitive with similar positions in other industries. The other complaints I've heard is bonuses are not great.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to continue doing what its doing. The company continues to grow annually by making quality acquisitions.


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Freedom to choose how you develop. You are your own boss when it comes to picking a new technology/framework.

    Cons

    Office politics might delay certain things. That is expected at any work place. If you keep your head in what you are supposed to do you will be fine.


  10. "Facilities management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, employees, and work set up.

    Cons

    Some management and confidentiality


  11. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Pros

    The people and work/life balance are pretty great.

    Cons

    Compensation is lower compared to other rating agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out better pay.



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