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Updated April 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good prospects with better work life balance" (in 209 reviews)

  • "friendly workers,nice work environment" (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • "if you are working in Transformation project area, forget about work-life balance" (in 44 reviews)

  • "Long Working hours, at times unstructured teams" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Well Managed Company"

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

    I worked at Moody's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting business challenges and very smart people

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow at times


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good work/life balance, no growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very, very good work life balance;
    People are nice and kind;

    Cons

    They separated moody's rating team into rating research and rating support. And rating support think of themselves as separate entity and want to keep junior analysts there as long as possible after they are trained- while the ideal path for those analysts are to move into rating teams. Those analysts need to "look for new jobs" instead of being promoted into rating team. Lots of talents left because this system is ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Merge back rating and rating support team. No one is happy about this.

  3. "Good learning opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Moody's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work from home opportunity, reasonable work hours

    Cons

    Difficult career mobility within Company


  4. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    Good company, culture ok, positive place

    Cons

    I have nothing you say


  5. "Average workplace with potential if under the right manager"

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    Current Employee - FP&A Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - FP&A Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to move within company

    Cons

    Limited visibility to senior management


  6. "Overall good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Analyst
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst

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

    Pros

    Nice people and good work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation is low, too much low value added work


  7. "Slow, Bureaucratic"

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

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location is good. High profile name. Global company. Some People are able to use the flexible work policy, but it varies. Not much else to say here.

    Cons

    Not enough women in leadership roles or in middle management. Bureaucratic, old systems, and “a dinosaur” as the other reviews say. Some people have been here very long time so the culture is stuck. Communication is poor within and across departments. This impacts US but also when trying to work with global workforce and offshore teams. Managers can be unnecessarily tough on staff (as others commented). There is more than average amount of petty complaining and office politics.

  8. "Collegial environment but slow to move up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Slow to move up. Too much hierarchy in the company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great, but sometimes painful experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a ton, really talented team.

    Cons

    Management can be ruthless and overwork staff. Very stringent structure


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good, Bad, Ugly"

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

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Profitable business with great business model; good benefits; on face value, great diversity programs

    Cons

    Depends on which group you work in... Shared Services area is managed by senior management only interested in empire building... if you are working in Transformation project area, forget about work-life balance... project mismanagement will ensure you work like a dog... if you work in Operations area, you will not have enough resources to deliver quality product or service...

    Advice to Management

    Executive management should ensure that senior management actually follow up on cultural values involving inter team collaboration...

    Not aligning bottom line goals with cultural values professed will result in bottom line goals corrupting cultural values... Corporate culture is what you do, not what you say...