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Moody's Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  • great company culture, great work life balance (in 163 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Turnover"

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, great location and reputation. Some groups are better than others so experience depends on the group you work for

    Cons

    High turnover, systems need improvement. Some managers and executives can be short tempered, conceited, and very arrogant. It all depends on the group you are in.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in employee development


  2. "It's an ok company."

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

    I worked at Moody's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flex work environment, great people to work with and good resources.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth and management are not open to changing.

    Advice to Management

    Stay close and listen to your employees.

  3. "VP"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible work schedule; multi culture environment; respect independence;

    Cons

    limited potential growth; career mobility is low

    Advice to Management

    promote career development opportunity


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Title Grade Discrepancies at Moody's"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and flexible career mobility. Big advocates on diversity and inclusion.

    Cons

    Titles are not in sync with the rest of the financial industry and can be misleading. You really have to earn your stripes here to get an officer title. For e.g. an Assistant Vice President here is considered a very senior position, equivalent to a director or vice president outside of the organization. While other financial banks sort of give away officer titles (a dime a dozen in some banks) it is based on performance, accomplishments, seniority and other metrics at Moody's. Every metric is ranked by the book!

    Moody's Analytics goes by different titles all together. An Associate Director to Director is the range of an Assistant Vice President at Moody's Investor Services division. Someone on the outside looking an can easily misinterpret the seniority of an individual, which is why its important to read between the lines of the functions and responsibilities involved
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    Ratio of plan vs. execute is a bit off in terms of strategy (not enough leadership and resources on execution). Behind the curve on technological development.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Financial Data Associate (Stay away unless this is a backup plan)"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since the Global Middle Office is pretty much looked down upon by Analytics, IT, and every other team at Moody's, they hire only people in their 20's to make the culture seem fun.

    Vacation days/personal days, very lenient

    Managers really don't care if you miss days as long as the works get done

    Cons

    GMO is looked down upon by Analysts, and basically everyone outside of the 15th floor.

    If you're thinking about moving up, Management and the other teams usually hire outside because of the poor connotation that the GMO and it's members have (So have a backup plan once you have been here a year)

    Management will NOT take care of you nor stand up for you when other higher-ups ask about their employees. They will make sure they cover their butts before yours.

    Some teams to 'cut back' from having to give out overtime by making people work 10 am-6 pm shifts. On other teams have it completely shifted in 11 am-7 pm days the best word i heard from management was 'Isn't 11-7 great?! You get to sleep in!'. Again, management = oblivious

    Nepotism runs deep, and politics are how people move around here. It's ridiculous how some people move up quick just because the MD prefers some to others.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers (people that know what they're doing, aren't oblivious, and that actually are okay with their employees moving up).


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Poor coporate structure and non-merit pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Real Estate Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Commercial Real Estate Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    work life balance is very good. people are also very nice

    Cons

    corporate stucture and pay. seems like raises are only given on length of time and not necessarily on merit


  7. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Not many new things could learn

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, great culture, poor salary"

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

    Pros

    Culture,people, diversity,good work/life balance, many opps for professional development

    Cons

    Mobility, low salary,hard to enact change,a lot if regulation, inefficiencies


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Analyst I"

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

    I worked at Moody's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is good learning environment

    Cons

    There is a lack of upward mobility


  10. "Good work life balance"

    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

    Pros

    Stable environment
    Good career progression
    Professional and pleasant colleagues

    Cons

    Feels a little slow to react to change
    Career growth slows down dramatically at a certain stage


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