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Moody's Interview Questions

Updated 18 May 2019
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Moody's (Chicago, IL (US)) in July 2010.

    Interview

    Typical questions.

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  2. Helpful (4)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Only had round phone interview with them. Interviewed by two assoicates at the same time from the same group. They asked quesitons on rusume. Nothing unexpected.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I interviewed at Moody's (New York, NY (US)) in December 2017.

    Interview

    Initial phone conversation followed by an onsite. Not a great experience. Interviewers were more keen on speaking about why I did not fit into the role than talking about my resume. HR till date has not yet replied to many mails for an update.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between normal debt and mortgage backed debt?   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Moody's (New York, NY (US)) in October 2017.

    Interview

    First round was a call with a current group director. Really nice, mostly just fit and past experiences. The second/final round was a superset in their NY office, pretty quick, did two interviews with two people at a time. Both were a combination of resume/past experience and technicals.

    Interview Questions

    • What ratios do you find most important in evaluating a company?   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Moody's (New York, NY (US)) in September 2017.

    Interview

    The recruiter the company employed had no idea which position they were interviewing me for. They asked me questions that are illegal and were very pushy and rude when I deferred. The recruiter mentioned several times that they were unlikely to remember me and my responses because they talk to so many people a day. I was not confident that they would be able to pass on appropriate notes to the hiring manager about my suitability for the role.

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    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Moody's in November 2015.

    Interview

    Campus hiring interview involved first-round interview on campus with two team members. If you pass the first screening, you will be invited to a super day for at least two interviews with senior analysts. Be prepared for both behavioral (90% of interview questions) and technical (10-15%) of interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How would a union strike affect the underlying rating of an issuer?   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work at a rating agency, specifically Moody's?   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Moody's (New York, NY (US)) in May 2018.

    Interview

    Had the first round phone interview with a super nice AVP. He was kind and responsive. And then flew to NYC for the second round on site. There were a few candidates there having the super day.

    They outsourced the HR department, so it was quite hassled to communicate with them to schedule the travel plan. I am still waiting on how to submit my reimbursement. The interviewers acted really professional and were willing to give you their business cards but they never responded the Thank You emails or follow-ups. So that might be an indication that I did not get the job.

    The overall interview was interesting and engaging. There weren't many technical questions. Most behavioral. Anyway, congrats on those who received an offer from them! Good Luck!

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    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Moody's (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    Applied online and received a call from HR a few weeks later for a 15 minute basic interview. Two weeks later they scheduled me for an in person interview in New York. It ended up being a super day with multiple rounds of interviews with multiple managers from different teams. Mostly behavioral questions, and some more specific questions depending on the manager's team (structured finance or corporate finance). You need to know the basics and keep up with the recent news in whichever sector you are interviewing for.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you faced adversity and overcame it   Answer Question
    • Asked about different types of bonds and their different risks.   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Moody's in March 2017.

    Interview

    Moody's outsources the HR team. The recruiter was very nice and patient. They needs candidates with strong quantitative and programming skills. Finance knowledge is not mandatory.

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    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Moody's (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    Honestly? This company should be completely embarrassed by how their HR is run. This isn't my first time applying at Moody's but it will certainly be my last; this is my third time to have such a negative experience that I felt obligated to write a post on glass door and forewarn people.

    They outsource their HR; who are so disorganized and vague it's amazing. A few years ago I spent half a day interviewing at Moody's and the HR rep couldn't be bothered to answer any of my followup emails are calls. Similar experience the second time. This time around, I was invited to an onsite interview, only to promptly be told via email two days later that they went with another candidate.

    Company should def be aware the poor treatment but their recruitment people is a solid strategy to lose solid candidates - I will not be applying again, and honestly, I think that's Moody's loss.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical gov't debt questions   1 Answer

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