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Moody's Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  • Generally the work life balance is good as you can work from home usually when needed (in 155 reviews)

  • great collaborative work environment, work life balance (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment and starting place.

    Cons

    Lack of appreciation from upper management until people are out the door.


  2. "Good"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good opportunity to stay for a long time

    Cons

    Reliant on financial markets for good times.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Project manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Project in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Moody's as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, WFH when needed, attempts to be very professional through structured tiers of communication. Nice building with free coffee..

    Cons

    More concerned with optics and managing of project health messaging than honest, transparent communication and realistic road maps. Years behind the rest of the world in regards to technology.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach in regards to technology and communications. Listen to your consultants and stop being more concerned with the font, size and color of your power point slides than reality of the content


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  5. "VP Senior Analyst"

    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

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

    Pros

    work life balance - fairly reasonable work hours. Get to avoid working weekends
    interesting work - get to hear from the companies directly
    More objective than sell side research as you do not have to appease anyone

    Cons

    Pay is below market for the similar experience and skill set you bring to the table
    Growth is very slow and some times stagnant
    Data sources are not that impressive

    Advice to Management

    Incentive structure needs to be better


  6. "What Moody's is Like"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average work-life balance; Many employee affinity group events and volunteer opportunities; Smart colleagues. Decent culture that values rigorous analysis

    Cons

    Slow decision making. No clear career pathing and limited opportunities for junior analysts; Well below average pay as compared to other Wall St. firms (but hey, they don't trade or bank...); current focus on cost cutting had led to longer hours, high turnover in particular for junior employees.

    Advice to Management

    Create a career path program.


  7. "An ok place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - work life balance
    - good health and retirement benefits
    - low pressure environment

    Cons

    - advancement is 90% driven by politics or changing circumstances
    - no room for non-conformity
    - a lot of analysis and paralysis
    - overbearing rules & regulations

    Advice to Management

    I think Management is reasonable in their assessments and overall judgments, though out of touch with everyday analysts.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "MIS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - VP-Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - VP-Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Close knit, cooperative. People liked to work with each other. Smart people for the most part.

    Cons

    staid, slow moving and political. Senior connections were important. Junior staff had trouble with dealing with senior staff at times.

    Advice to Management

    Open things up a bit and allow your junior employees to help drive the company forward. Brave new world and the company is going to have to keep up.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Could be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Little to no backstabbing. Most people are quite friendly although I don't see myself inviting anyone over for a holiday dinner any time soon.

    Cons

    Middle-management has a love of poorly developed/shortsighted solutions. Lots of overcomplicating processes, many of which result in "hurry up and wait" situations (but there is still a dearth of necessary processes...). Little penalization for not meeting deadlines many arbitrarily set deadlines but no reward for meeting such deadlines. As a result, progress is highly superficial. Middle-management likes to make it look as though there has been change when little no none has actually taken place.
    It feels as though this job is a means to an end for most management... some padding of the resume so that they can move on to the next company.

    Advice to Management

    Work on simple, long-term solutions that can withstand the test of time. If you have to wait until next quarter, wait until next quarter... don't institute an inefficient/unnecessary/illogical/redundant policy and then tell us it's a step forward just so that you can go to your boss and say that you got something done.
    Try to make something that your successor will be glad to see and happy to use... not a hurdle that must be overcome.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good credit training, work for very smart senior Analysts, good work life balance

    Cons

    Pay not competitive with other financial firms, management only cares about shareholders rather than employees

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employees to retain talent rather than solely managing earnings to please shareholders


  11. "Good place to start. Good People."

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to start. Good People.

    Cons

    Large barriers for growth. Position is not valued in the whole of the organization



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