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Fun workplace with table tennis
Research Intern (Commodities) (Former Employee) –  Mumbai19 January 2018
You get great exposure at this place. Your manager and peers are very forthcoming and your opinions are considered. Everyone is approachable and work here is fun. Great work-life balance and a good place to start your career.
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Fantastic
Intern (Former Employee) –  London10 January 2018
A superb company to work for with great training.

A good team and really look after everyone at their organisation.

You will feel at home from day one.
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mixed bag
Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NY16 December 2017
Your experience as an employee at Fitch depends a lot on what part of the company you work in. Some analytical groups are overworked -- meaning usually working seven days a week, 8-10 hour days -- while others less so. Some people work their entire careers here and retire with full benefits and going away parties, admin staff (esp. mailroom/facilities) get canned after many years of loyal service just short of retirement. One person I knew got promoted up from an admin/assistant-type position but their pay didn't jump the way it should have so when this person discovered they were making well below industry average for their position and experience, they jumped ship and took a government job which was a step up for them.
Pros
benefits
Cons
low/below-average pay; no room for growth/promotion; IT department
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Great Place to work
Associate Director, Global Product Development (Former Employee) –  New York, NY17 October 2017
Coming from a competitor I found Fitch to be much more laid back. That said, you were required to wear many hats. I enjoyed that part of the job. Supporting their feed product, I was given all the room I needed to implement my own ideas.
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work place
Java Full Stack developer (Former Employee) –  Reading, PA27 September 2017
Fitch Solutions delivers credit market data, analytical tools and risk services to the global financial community. In addition to offering proprietary market-based content, Fitch Solutions distributes the ratings, research and financial data of Fitch Ratings through a variety of flexible platforms. With innovation and experience behind every solution, Fitch Solutions helps financial professionals meet the diverse and evolving needs of today's global markets.
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No respect
Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NY14 September 2017
Fitch employees are the Rodney Dangerfield of the working world. There is zero mentorship, zero training, zero possibility for advancement. Compensation is insulting and raises negligible. in return employees don't feel and loyalty and the entire company suffers. Costs are contained to the extreme--They say you can tell a lot about how a workplace appreciates its employees by the toilet paper they stock for their employees-- if this is true then Fitch is no better than a workhouse--there are literally zero perks, unless you are senior management. Don't join Fitch thinking you will make it to senior management. They aren't going anywhere and they don't admit outsiders
Pros
no perks
Cons
morgue like atmosphere
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Had a College/High School Atmosphere
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NY12 September 2017
To put it plainly, if you are not part of the "cool kids" you will be ostracized by your colleagues. Not a lot of socializing and very Silo environment. Also be careful for some admins they are is passive-aggressive and conniving. They will make your life a nightmare if they don't like you.
Pros
Free Coffee, Happy Hours once in a while.
Cons
Lack of Work Life/Balance, Salary Growth is minimal
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Fitch Ratings was another good opportunity for me
Senior Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NY10 September 2017
Fitch Ratings purchased Duff & Phelps Credit Rating in 2000 and retained me. Unlike Duff & Phelps Credit Ratings, Fitch Ratings was a large corporation with layers of administration and, as with any major acquisition, the transition was rocky at times. That said, I enjoyed the work that I did at Fitch and was well paid for that work.
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Woked with a great Team Lead and with a great Team
QA Engineer (Former Employee) –  New York, NY26 July 2017
Worked with a great team - Team Lead worked very closely with every individual to assure a great and bug free product.

Easy access to a very knowledgeable team of developers.
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Decent Place to Start
Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NY20 June 2017
Solid place to begin career, but overall management does not take into consideration analyst workload and progress. Demanding culture and seniors often take credit for work of others.
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Wasn't there long
Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NY22 May 2017
Seemed like a decent culture, wasn't there long enough to form a strong opinion. Managers seemed capable. Good international network and benefits, gym membership was nice perk.
Pros
Gym membership
Cons
none
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Great company - bit old school
Service Desk Manager (Current Employee) –  Canary Wharf, Greater London16 May 2017
Great company to work for, all colleagues are very friendly, but the way of thinking is quite old school. Good benefits and Work/Life balance.
I would recommend working here to people.
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Good job and life balance
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NY14 May 2017
The are a number of growth and changes taking place that is moving through the different levels of the company = growing pains.

There are not opportunities for growth within the company at this time.
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Only if you are desparate
Sr. Director Business and Relationship Management (Former Employee) –  Chicago, IL3 May 2017
Poor management
Poor culture
Grossly unfair compensation practices
Management does not care about employees or their families
Extremely stressful where mtg doesn't compensate or reward success
Promotions are all politically based
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Culture is one whereby mgt doesn't care about employees
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Cold atmosphere, low salaries, low morale, work has minimal impact on what is produced.
Other (Current Employee) –  New York, NY20 April 2017
The workday is generally 8-9 hours per day, which is agreeable.
Communication is negligible.
Salaries are poor.
The impact of one's work on the finished product is minimal.
The job is not challenging.
Pros
Cheap soda
Cons
People don't talk to each other, salaries are low, impact on final product is limited.
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Productive and Enjoyable Work Environment
Senior Team Administrator (Current Employee) –  London, UK17 April 2017
Worked my way up from Team Admin to Senior Team Admin managing other members of the FI Team.
The enjoyable work environment makes for a productive and stress free experience.
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Good place to start a career in finance.
Associate Director (Current Employee) –  New York, NY10 April 2017
Great work life balance and environment is not cut throat like other financial service firms. People are nice and experienced and always willing to share their knowledge. Comp is below market rate in most cases.
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Good Work Life Balance
Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NY14 March 2017
Overall the company has a good culture. Typical 9-5 job. I learned about credit analysis. Management was okay. Overall, I valued the time I was there.
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Great work/life balance and job culture
BRM Intern (Current Employee) –  New York, NY24 February 2017
Great place to start. Everyone is very helpful and friendly. I learned a lot and developed many skills at this company such as Salesforce, IPreo, communications among many others. It was an incredible opportunity.
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Una empresa en la cual se aprende mucho
Practica Profesional (Former Employee) –  Las Condes, Región Metropolitana31 January 2017
Solido clima laboral. Todos los días se aprende algo nuevo en especial en área de finanzas y riesgo.
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3.6
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