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Moody's Associate Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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Associate Analyst III Interview

Associate Analyst III
New York, NY (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Moody's in October 2011.

Interview Details Got the interview through Campus Recruiting. First interview was on campus with 2 senior analysts at Moody's. Fairly straightforward interview. No technical questions. Second interview was during Super Day in their NYC office. Interviews were with 4-5 analysts/MDs. Some technical questions were asked (about the Income statement, CF statement, and Balance Sheet). Overall, was more of a discussion than back and forth question answer. Really enjoyed one of my interviews which we discussed what would be the big issues companies as well as citizens would be dealing with 5 years from now (Subscribing to Time Magazine pays off in dividends here). Moody's overall wants you to know your math and be able to calculate fast, but they also appreciate qualitative discussions, something unlike others working in the financial sector I hear.

Interview Question – What is your favorite company? After you answer, they ask you, "If you were CEO of said company, what would be one thing you would do to improve it"   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Associate Analyst Interview

Associate Analyst

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Moody's in June 2014.

Interview Details 1. telephone interview with the HR, general motivation questions
2. interview with the hiring managers
3. interview with team members
The people are nice and friendly, they have a rather laid-back style
The waiting process is relatively long

Interview Question – all pretty standard questions, nothing much unexpected   Answer Question


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Associate Analyst Interview

Associate Analyst

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Moody's in July 2012.

Interview Details Two Rounds of interviews with senior management as well as team members.Questions varied from technical to general. The interviewers were rather friendly and laid back. It took a while to hear back but the HR recruiter kept me up to date.

Interview Question – Why should we hire you?
Are you flexible and able to work long hours and on weekends?
  Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation option


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

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Associate Analyst Interview

Associate Analyst
New York, NY (US)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Moody's.

Interview Details Quick, efficient, very general

Interview Question – Name most important performance ratios   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Associate Analyst Interview

Associate Analyst
Philadelphia, PA (US)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Moody's in March 2014.

Interview Details 1 hour, 2 interviewers, in campus interview. I was having nice conversation with 2 VPs in Moody's. This position is allocated to the financial and planning group, which is mainly focus on financial statement for Moody's itself. And my major doesn't fit this position so well. Anyway, two interviewers are aboth nice.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult.
Ask current event
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Associate Analyst III Interview

Associate Analyst III
New York, NY (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Moody's in May 2013.

Interview Details High yield credit research. Only one on-side interview in NY office with 2 VPs and 1 Analyst. Scheduled for a second round with London analyst and Hong Kong analyst but was later cancelled. Interview were pretty laid back.

Interview Question – What do you know about credit research?
Have you analyzed high yield debt before? Give me an example.
  Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Associate Analyst III Interview

Associate Analyst III
New York, NY (US)

I applied online and interviewed at Moody's.

Interview Details Initial phone screen, then a superday in their downtown office. Basic set of questions - why are you interested in Moody's, tell me about your internships, etc. Some questions are about past experiences where you exhibited a certain trait (i.e. tell me about a time you led a group).

Interview Question – How do you manage projects with tight or conflicting deadlines?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Associate Analyst III Interview

Associate Analyst III

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Moody's.

Interview Details It's a campus interview. The whole process was pleasant and lasted about half an hour. It's basically about going over your resume, asking you about your experiences, and they may want to know the details about your past experiences. But no behavior questions. I write thanks letters to both of my interviewers but no reply so far.

Interview Question – No unexpected question, all are those your should know well about and answer without even a little hesitation.   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

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Associate Analyst Interview

Associate Analyst

Interviewed at Moody's

Interview Details Got contacted by HR, met with two analysts in the team

Interview Question – why should we hire you instead of other more experienced candidates?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Associate Analyst III Interview

Associate Analyst III

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Moody's in November 2011.

Interview Details First Interview was on campus. I had two interviews that lasted about a half hour each. The interviewers were very pleasant and sharp. I made it to the second round, so I had to go to their office in NYC where I was interviewed by 5 different managers. 1 of them was a senior vice president and the other 4 MD's. Again, very nice atmosphere and very nice work place in general.

Interview Question – Where do you get your assumptions from for DCF? Describe the process   View Answers (2)

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