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Updated 5 December 2018
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Moody's Chairman and CEO Ray McDaniel Jr.
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance and culture" (in 205 reviews)

  • "Grrat company , great opportunities and work environment" (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • "Stringent rules and tough to maintain work life balance" (in 43 reviews)

  • "Long Working hours, at times unstructured teams" (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Good work life balance and challenging work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation below median
    Progression is limited


  2. "Good Work-Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    Work-life is good
    Culture
    General Perks and Benefits

    Cons

    Middle-office does not work with the front-office at all
    Tasks are repetitive and no new projects
    External training not provided to the middle-office

  3. "Great company culture, professionalism and endless learning opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Moody's is probably the best place to learn about business and finance. The nature of the work gives even junior employees access to clients' senior management and the ability to discuss the strategic direction of their company. At the same time, the analysts will learn a lot about capital markets, accounting and other hard business skills. There aren't many places like that.

    Cons

    The work is transaction driven, so often requires working long hours. It can also become slightly repetitive after a few years.


  4. "Financial Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Data Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Financial Data Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    - Work/ Life Balance
    - Horizontal Organization
    - Good amount of training provided

    Cons

    - Very High Turnover
    - Few opportunities of promotion within the team


  5. "Culture and people are definitively reasons to work here"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Current Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaboration. Academic environment. Challenging.

    Cons

    A lot of meetings because we want everyone to have a say.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "OK first job but run away as soon as you can"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place for gays, women and liberals. Working from home is celebrated. Management is flexible around part-time work for women and various flexible arrangements.

    You will get OK training and educational support.

    For an entry level role, it's better than Big4 but worse than investment banks.

    Cons

    Low salaries and very low bonuses, especially for most junior staff. Work is very similar to investment banking junior roles, but for less pay. Poor career progression. Some people don't make it to VP after 10 years and retire before they become MDs.

    Extreme forced diversity campaigns - you will be forced to attend 2 diversity events a year and you will be spammed with forced diversity e-mails without the option to unsubscribe.

    MDs couldn't care less about junior staff and more focus on how to be friends with other MDs.

    Juniors are not respected and are under constant threat of replacement with India offshoring or/and job automation.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing so much on the outsourcing and focus on hiring best talent instead. Reduce executive compensation. Think long-term rather than quarterly.


  7. "Good balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Moody's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very transparent communication to the employees, all the way from the top; Very collaborative culture, which enable you to focus on work rather than politics; Stable management and strategy; Good work life balance; Decent pay

    Cons

    As any data analytics company, jobs are good candidates for automation, hence future job growth is probably limited.

  8. "Strategist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    the Moody's culture is good

    Cons

    i dont have cons on top of my head


  9. "Fda"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Lot to learn
    Good life balance

    Cons

    A bit political
    Low salary
    Low bonuses


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Trend to become bureaucratic"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many nice people with good integrity, work ethics and knowledge.

    Cons

    Trend of deterioration in people quality, very hierarchical structures, little investments in technology.

    Advice to Management

    Work more on corporate culture and train your "management", which does not know how to manage people.