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Good place to start
Team Lead-Operations Data and Controls (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 21, 2017
If you are graduating from school and starting your career in Finance, this is a great place to build a foundation. The benefits are decent and management is good.
Pros
Good place to start a career, benefits are decent
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Shift Supervisor Computer Operations (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 3, 2017
Supervise Moody's Data Center staff of six. Write performance evaluations and make recommendations. Administrative functions performed (turnovers, monthly status reports). Perform system maintenance, Database Integrity Checks, file system backups. There were no hard parts to this job, it was one of my favorite jobs.
Pros
Working closely with management and staff
Cons
None
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Not your grandparent's Moody's
AVP and Manager, Credit Perspectives (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 3, 2017
I treasured the Moody's I entered as a collegial and collegiate place. Its attempts to "run like a business" ultimately changed that culture and contributing to my leaving for a company that was even more intellectually demanding. People don't leave companies, however; they leave managers.
Pros
excellence, prominence
Cons
changing culture
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Good work life balance
Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 24, 2017
Nice place to get trained in credit. Work life balance is good. Career trajectory is extremely slow and highly political. Compensation is almost always much below all of the exit options.
Pros
work life balance
Cons
Compensation, career trajectory
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Enjoyed working as human resources administrator for 21 years.
Human Resources Administrator (Former Employee) –  New York, NY62,000May 4, 2017
Worked as team in human resorces with creative co-workers. Learned all aspects of human resources from recruiting to training to benefits administration. Very busy atmosphere. Was able to work independently managing several projects. Hardest part was constant interruptions . Most enjoyable was interacting and helping internal clients.
Pros
Learned all areas of business
Cons
Commute too long from Ronkonkoma
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Good springboard
Associate Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 20, 2017
Moody's is great for work-life balance but not so great for career development/salary. Management can be resistant to change given the highly regulated climate
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Good environment, bizarre management
Associate Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 28, 2017
Work/life balance is excellent, easy to work from home, great parental leave, 401k, health insurance. Pay not amazing, but great benefits.

Management not on the ball, makes very strange decisions and not really clued in on what happens at the firm; bizarre and secretive promotion process.
Pros
Great benefits, collegial atmosphere, smart and friendly people
Cons
Weird management, poor morale, unclear how to advance
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It was a start
Financial Associate (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 2, 2017
Co-workers are around the millennial age, but management is not quick to adapt to change. It's a great start for the cubicle life
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Lower Manhattan location was great
Associate Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 16, 2016
If you like working in NY city this was a great place to work. Located in the wall street area with easy access to everything New York has to offer. Benefit and pay were great.
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can't review
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 6, 2016
have not worked here in long time, co changed a lot. Was not great place when I was there. Long hors and demanind managment team.
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Great experience to start with
Associate Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 30, 2015
Great place to get credit analysis experience. Some analysts are really great with providing direction, others sometimes don't want to take the time. Work live balance is not bad and the culture is usually relaxed. Best to get the experience and move on; if you're looking for a place that will promote or advance, the chances are pretty slim. Moody's definitely hires more outside of the firm than promoting from within.
Pros
Great credit experience
Cons
Lack of advancement opportunities for many
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business analyst (Current Employee) –  business analystJuly 27, 2015
I dont want to comment about the company . Please excuse. Not the best environment, people are ok , Company is ok, ok ok. I didnt have any expectations around the company.
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Learned new technologies and communication with business
Developer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 4, 2015
I was part of challenging team and delivered tasks without defects on time. Our team developed and deployed projects to production environment.
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Helathy work environment
Asst Manager (Current Employee) –  New yorkMarch 31, 2015
Great working culture and everybody i worked with is amazing. Work life balance is a concern. All the team members and subordinates are very helpful and appreciative.
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Becoming more Corporate and less Personal
Assistant Vice President (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 10, 2015
The company went from having a collegial, affirming work environment to being contentious and back-biting. As corporate revenue mushroomed, staff reshuffling and managerial indifference seemed to increase as well. Management would boast of the company's success and the size of the IT budget, and at the same time be very stingy when it came to training, development tools, and workstations. One thing they did well was to allow for work from home.
I felt that their technology was plagued by indecisiveness and a culture of inertia.
Pros
Located in lower Manhattan. Robust business model.
Cons
Penny wise, pound foolish.
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Productive workplace and exciting learning
Sr. ORACLE DBA (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 4, 2015
Great management team, Provides excellent opportunity to grow independently and motivate people to steer to success.

Best location and great collection of technologies, fast moving in terms of adapting new technologies and implementing in time.
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Think twice about working here
Vice President, Senior Analyst (Current Employee) –  New Yor, NYJanuary 4, 2015
Senior management sucks big time. Bad initiatives with even worse IT. People are nice, but a real sweat shop. Looking to leave yesterday.
Pros
People, base salary
Cons
Everything else
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Great place if you want to learn throughout your career
Vice President (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 16, 2014
Great place if you want to continue to learn throughout your career
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Great Job
Operations Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 22, 2014
Generate detailed financial and operational projections via Excel (i.e. revenue per region and product, expenses per headcount, expenses per department and project, capital expenditures)
Prepares and analyzes financial and tax accounts according to prescribed rates, laws, and regulations
Compiles productivity, compliance and profit/loss reports
Quantitative analysis with regression and what-if scenarios
Analyzes records of operations, trends and costs, estimated and realized revenues, administrative commitments, and obligations incurred.
Develops, installs, and maintains reporting systems that provide control of tax expenditures.
Pros
unlimited overtime
Cons
Financial Debacle
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So-so company
Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 22, 2014
Diverse people and culture. Can be scarce on resources. Long working hours.
Pros
Nice people
Cons
Long hours
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