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Moody's Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  • great company culture, great work life balance (in 158 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Data Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Data Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Data Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chill, people are friendly, jobs are straightforward

    Cons

    A lot of workload time to time and you will run out of things to learn after a couple of months


  2. "AVP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Nice people to work with and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Can be long hours at times


  3. "Associate Analyst"

    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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great culture, little face-time, nice co-workers rare for finance industry

    Cons

    pay is not commensurate with value-add


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  5. "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


  6. "Great place to work!"

    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

    Professional atmosphere, inclusive culture, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons to speak of


  7. "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
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Self directed work, exposure to large amount of capital markets

    Cons

    Company thinks it's a growth company but becoming very European and government like

    Advice to Management

    Front line workers need to come first in actions not just words


  8. "GMO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Data Associate in Union City, NJ
    Former Employee - Financial Data Associate in Union City, NJ

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

    Pros

    The benefits were good overall

    Cons

    Poor career development in Global Middle Office

    Advice to Management

    Integrate GMO in strategic planning


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Associate Analyst"

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of responsibility and even though you are an associate analyst level, there is no title inflation so, it's actually a pretty high status position in terms of what you do. You do everything that the analyst does, (at least, I did )and depending on the analyst your are supporting they might let you speak with the investors. If the economy is doing well and I believe it's beginning to pick up now, you should get a lot of calls from headhunters while working in any causation at this company. When I was working there at the skills were in demand. However, a lot of bags are outsourcing credit analyst positions two companies in India making for less demand for this skill here in the US. Also, companies are beginning to rely more on technology and the credit algorithms That Moody's sells. This is unfortunate because it is a bond rating agency based on credit, however, the algorithms often times employ outcomes of the equity markets. Ironic, Ha?

    Cons

    You are at the whim of who you work for. I worked for a guy who was very knowledgeable but not very nice to me. He made my life miserable and decided to replace me with someone with less experience. I was pretty experienced for the role and probably should've been hired into a higher role. the training tends to be on the job, but they analysts are often too busy to train you properly, so you have to pick up certain skills from reading prior reports or the rating methodologies. Hopefully, you were formally credit trained before you got there.

    Advice to Management

    I believe the managers were reprimanded because they were in part responsible for the financial crisis. They rTed debt in an unregulated market the same way as in a regulated one; when issuers asked how they could improve their rating, they told them to issue or get into the Mortgage backed or asset backed securities market! That is bad advice, but it benefits Moody's bottom line because they get paid handsomely to rate those securities. It became a "racket". Anyway, Moody's makes money hand over fist, they have very high profit margins, so senior management tends to be very arrogant as displayed ungraciously during the Senatorial hearings in 2009, after the financial crisis. No, Ray McDaniel, you did not make us current and former employees proud of the company by your display. He was ungracious and did not act with respect as appropriate for the role. He was unseasoned and immature (as is most of the management there)' unlike the CEO of S&P, Moody's equal competitor who was very gracious. I believe that you should give people a second chance and learn from your mistakes. The company can be sexist and racists against blacks and Latins. It is heavily Asian these days and leans that way. It would be better to diversify the employees and to offer proper training


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Moodys interview"

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

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

    Pros

    great place to start
    Great enviroment

    Cons

    interview process too long
    recruiters don't answer emails


  11. Helpful (4)

    "IT is a managing service"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    Good place for business analyst to learn fundamentals of credit analysis & an industry/sector.
    I have seen a lot of people came without business knowledge at all.
    Learned a lot from IT people and left with new job

    Cons

    Is not good for IT professional to stay. The CIO treat them as commodity. When the project is done, it is the time you to go. outsource will replace you then



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