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Moody's New York City Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • great company culture, great work life balance (in 164 reviews)

  • great collaborative work environment, work life balance (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Analyst"

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    • 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 Moody's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture/workplace environment. Awesome place to begin career

    Cons

    Junior level promotions are slow


  2. "better hours than at a bank"

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    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moody's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    better than average work life balance

    Cons

    did not stay there long enough to find any cons

  3. "Work-life balance, little room for growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst II in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst II in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moody's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance overall, autonomy

    Cons

    Little room for fast growth overall


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Very good firm to build a career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President - IT in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President - IT in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moody's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, strong management team, good work/life balance for most people, good pay, strong financial results for those eligible for stock options (VP and above), family oriented and LGBTQ friendly firm

    Cons

    Key decisions that impact you are made strictly at the top (typical of wall street firms). No battlefield bonuses during prolong work hours to meet key deadlines. Hard to get promoted due to the legendary 8-box and performance curve.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the curve and 8-box system. There has to be a better way to more objectively measure people's performance and contribution


  5. "Great Work-Life Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst II in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, flexible managers, great pay for the amount of hours worked, diverse and accepting environment

    Cons

    Slow to promote, typically raises are limited to cost of living, bonuses aren't ordinarily paid out at 100% at the associate analyst level

    Advice to Management

    Pay out full bonuses or make clear that it won't be the case upfront.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "PMOless"

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    • 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

    I worked at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    Overall the company is good to work for.

    Cons

    When mid-level managers are brought in to run the PMO (even though they have never run a project) and start hiring consultants and former associates from Deutsche Bank (where they came from) and paying them crazy money, it leaves a very sour taste in everyone's mouth. Especially when PMO lead gets his former associates to write and rate his performance. Makes you wonder....do you really want to work in the PMO office......?? Cloud strategy is off the rails, going in the absolute wrong direction as new SVP's who work remotely tend to regurgitate others presentations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a close eye on your PMO consulting and salary budgets. Know who and where reviews come from of MD's.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Quant Analyst"

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    • 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 Moody's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relax environment and great office

    Cons

    hard to move up the hierachy

    Advice to Management

    be more inclusive and diverse

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Working at Moody's"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moody's (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent medical coverage, depending on the department you can work from home.

    Cons

    Promotions only happen if you are well-known by a senior leader or if your manager likes you.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have promotion and growth path for junior and mid-level staff.


  9. "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moody's as a contractor

    Pros

    Work is exciting
    Hours are flexible
    Pay is great
    Benefits are great
    People are amazing
    Senior Management (ERS) is great

    Cons

    Increase annual bonuses for newer candidates!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good work/life balance but poorly managed"

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    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance. Interesting work if an analyst.

    Cons

    Poorly managed. Lack of recognition and reward. Lack of upward mobility.


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