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Fitch Ratings Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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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. "Associate director at Fitch with 5 plus years."

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

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

    Pros

    Past few years there's been a lot of training. Good working hours. Not as stressful as investment banking.

    Cons

    Lack of management, managers are not trained properly. Sometimes you have to report to a few managers and all have different responsibilities for you. They don't communicate with one another. Open floor plan makes it hard to do some work.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with one another.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Average at best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Steady and safe if you do not threaten the status quo. Pays well if you negotiate well.

    Cons

    No room for professional growth. Some entrenched managers who are insecure and not open to change and new ideas. In IT if you do not kiss up to the right people they will viciously attack your reputation with lies.

    Advice to Management

    Move on from 80s an 90s management style otherwise no new blood or ideas will flow in. End the environment of intimidation and vindication in IT.


  3. "Associate director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Good work life balance, nice people

    Cons

    Too much training and compliance crap

    Advice to Management

    They should stay focused on the final goal


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  5. "Good company with good benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well known company with good pay and benefits. Lots of room for advancement and good exit opportunities. Interesting work if you like doing industry research.

    Cons

    Since the financial crisis, rating agencies can be looked down upon in financial circles. While the pay is good, it is less than what you would see at investment banks.


  6. "Fitch"

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

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time

    Pros

    Good boss, flexible time, nice people

    Cons

    Travel, no opportunity to move fo other ofice in other country

    Advice to Management

    Give the opportunity to have flexible time


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Steady work flow
    Collegial atmosphere

    Cons

    Low pay
    Lack of company culture

    Advice to Management

    Empower entry level analysts with more responsibility


  8. "nice culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - learn a lot
    - management encourages mobility
    - lots of opportunities to explore different sectors

    Cons

    - low salary; increments are small and fixed


  9. "Office Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant/Research Clerk in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Office Assistant/Research Clerk in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fitch Ratings (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Company enviorment Good people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes it can get very busy sometimes


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great learning opportunity, weak management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn credit skills, work-life balance is manageable, flat structure means opportunities to get exposure and progress.

    Cons

    Management is often directionless, systems are poor, regulatory environment is more and more burdensome, pay is far below peers

    Advice to Management

    Make the place a better environment for employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A large organization with good resources and plenty of starting and mid-career positions.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and difficulty facilitating cooperation across departments.



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