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Updated 16 April 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. "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. "Relaxed environment with good opportunities to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent work-life balance
    - Good credit training
    - Good exposure

    Cons

    - Compensation could be improved
    - Talent retention policy weak

  3. "Financial Data Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    Great people, very professional, I really learned a lot, personally and professionally

    Cons

    Poor compensations & benefits, very inflexible work-life balance system (i.e. strict rule for working until 6pm)


  4. "Nice people"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in London, England
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people and good work life balance (most of the time)
    Interesting work

    Cons

    Communication from management is poor
    Slow decisions
    Not much career progression

    Advice to Management

    Have been communication of decisions


  5. "Lots lf compliance and admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moody's full-time

    Pros

    Leader in its segment. High standards

    Cons

    Enormous level of compliance and low value added activities. Performance judged on adherence to processes and not creativity or solid work


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Better avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Better than unemployment
    - Work from home is encouraged

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic
    - Toxic and blaming culture
    - Lip service is paid to mentoring between senior and junior colleagues but never practiced
    - Unsociable environment. Social interaction outside the office doesn't exist
    - Extremely slow career progression (if any) in the absence of a sponsor
    - Salary progression is very close to zero, even after a promotion
    - Employee management inexistent, so best employees with good opportunities elsehwere will just walk away as soon as they can
    - Exit opportunities are very limited. Having "Moody's" written on one's CV is not always looked at favourably by recruiters at other financial institutions
    - Link between newly-hired employees and their job title is absolutely random. I've seen people with very different work experience (say, 2yrs vs. 7yrs) being hired with the same job title and seniority
    - The poor management skills of low and middle-level managers are a scandal in broad daylight
    - Ridiculously high number of completely useless petty projects created by low/middle managers with the only goal to gain visibility to the eyes of senior managers
    - High turnover (not a surprise given the above points)
    - Endless number of endless weekly meetings serving very little purpose
    - Inclusive culture is very good but is translating into ignoring the professional preparation of newly-hired employees

    Advice to Management

    - Change the toxic culture within the organisation. Mood within the rank and file in London has never been this low
    - Raise the bar when it comes to hiring low and middle level managers. Those who are there now are just deadweight loss


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    "Moody's by name and nature"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A few nice people work here but that all.

    Cons

    Management, the promote poor people in to management positions

    Advice to Management

    Become better at people management!

  8. "Ok if you are a specialist"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work is available but only to those chosen as favourties

    Cons

    No professional development, and management are very interested in tick box exercises


  9. "Toxic"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Human Resources in London, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Human Resources in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, work life balance are ok

    Cons

    Toxic environment, blame culture, poor leadership. Everyone has to opine on things, even when they know nothing about it, and in the end, everyone does whatever the Legal Department says.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the blaming culture, operate like the global company you are not like a small US focused firm.


  10. "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