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Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide has helped investors fund a century of growth and make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; BMI Research, an independent provider of country risk and industry analysis specializing in emerging and frontier markets; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is majority owned by Hearst.
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  • Fitch Ratings Marcela Galicia

    Meet a Fairygodboss at Fitch Ratings

    • Name

      Marcela Galicia

    • Position

      Director, Financial institutions

      San Salvador

    I was thrilled to hear that Fitch was introducing the CreditPath program to help women transition back into the workforce.  I know first-hand that Fitch is just the place to welcome women back.

    I had the experience to leave my career at Fitch on standby for almost three years to go with my family to Trinidad and Tobago as a result of a work opportunity for my husband. I was given the chance to return to my position here when his contract in the Caribbean finished and thanks to the great mentors and managers I found in Fitch’s Financial Institutions team and the Central America office in San Salvador, I was back on track after few months after my return. I have been back for almost 6 years now, still very grateful for the opportunity to do what I like.

    Fitch really values prior work experience. I hope many more women are motivated by this and able to find their path back to the workforce. I am very happy I did!

  • Fitch Ratings Doriana Gamboa

    Meet a Fairygodboss at Fitch Ratings

    • Name

      Doriana Gamboa

    • Position

      Senior Director, Banks

      New York

    The two most important lessons I have learned from my mentors are to have no regrets about your decisions, and that what’s right for you may not be right for others.

    I choose to be a working mom. Through my work, I am able to make an impact and, at the same time, I am there for my children, who are 7, 5, and 3. As my family grew, I considered stepping away to be a full time mom, but I don’t regret my choice to continue working. Parenting has helped me become highly organized, good at prioritizing, and an effective manager.

    I began my career at another firm, but came to Fitch because I enjoy the academic nature of credit work. Whereas some firms place a high value on “face time” in the office, Fitch values the quality and impact of what you produce. Here, it’s about demonstrating a commitment to delivering excellent work that keeps Fitch prominent in the market.

  • Fitch Ratings Jessalynn Moro

    Meet a Fairygodboss at Fitch Ratings

    • Name

      Jessalynn Moro

    • Position

      Managing Director, US Public Finance

      New York

    I’ve spent the entirety of my career at Fitch for three main reasons; intellectually stimulating colleagues and subject matter, support for pursuing a balanced life and a collaborative culture that not only encourages but rewards those that are part of the solution.  

    CreditPath is a great example of our collaborative, solutions-oriented culture in action. What started as an urgent conversation between myself and Fitch’s head of talent about the need for both more female leaders and a broader talent pipeline resulted in a fully-supported program to bring women back to work.

    In my role I spend a lot of time on staffing – thinking about our needs, what skills match those needs and bringing together diverse experiences and views to get the best results. I also know from my own experience that women don’t need to choose either a rewarding career or an engaging family life. It really is possible to have both but you need support, from your family and from your employer. I’m excited about CreditPath as a formal way to both engage and support what we believe is untapped talent; experienced women who are ready to reignite their career.  The CreditPath program is a live example of how Fitch supports good ideas and values commitment and teamwork. People who seize opportunities to lead are recognized and rewarded here and I’m thrilled to be part of a program offering more women these opportunities.

    For more information and to apply, visit https://www.fitchratings.com/site/about/careers/creditpath

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What Women Should Know about Working At Fitch Ratings
Working at Fitch Ratings offers the benefits of a well-established global professional services company ( we recently celebrated our 100th year anniversary!) and also a much more personal and collegial culture than you would find at larger financial services companies and banks.  It’s the best of both worlds – we work hard within an intellectually rigorous environment but also enjoy a culture that promotes excellent work-life balance.  Our credit ratings process itself is by committee, which allows everyone involved an equal platform to be heard and an equal vote to be cast.  Diversity of opinions in this rating process is essential.  We thrive on healthy discourse, debate and collaboration and our success is dependent upon our ability to leverage the value of a diverse workforce.

Fitch is committed to supporting its global talent base and providing development opportunities around the world.  Through our premier customized in-house training programs, Fitch Credit Academy for our analytical staff and Fitch Management Academy for our managers and leaders, we offer formal training and experiential learning.   Our newest talent program, Fitch CreditPath is a customized analytical internship program geared toward women who have previous experience in credit or financial analysis.  The program is a unique training opportunity that will provide a pathway back to the workforce for successful participants.

Flexible working

    • Flexible working policies
    • Fitch recognizes the benefits of work-life balance and is committed to providing an environment in which employees are able to maximize their performance and productivity. This includes making allowances for working in locations other than a Fitch office.

      To help employees deliver their best performance on the job, Fitch is introducing Agile Working to allow employees to work from home on an as-needed basis. Employee participation in Agile Working is optional and is offered by Fitch for the convenience of employees and their managers.

Parental Leave

    • Overview: Parental leave policies
    • Fitch has 6 weeks of paid disability along with 6 paid week of parental leave.  Paid leave for secondary caregivers is 2 weeks.
    • Adoptive paid leave
    • Yes
    • Short-term disability benefits
    • Yes

Maternity-Related Benefits

    • Lactation facilities
    • Yes
    • On-Ramping/Off-Ramping before and after parental leave
    • Yes, As part of Fitch’s strategic initiative of Enhanced Talent Management and its commitment to actively seek ways to support its employees, we are very pleased to offer a new employee benefit to help soon-to-be parents and their managers navigate through the challenges of preparing to welcome a new child and therefore have the best possible departure, leave, and return to work. As of January 2018, employees are able to access an online platform, called the Parental Leave Toolkit, to help them and their managers plan the transition from working person to working parent, and enable them to focus on the joys of their growing family.

      Based on an employee’s leave and return dates, the toolkit provides the employee – and their manager - a schedule of useful content and handy reminders tailored to their role and specific leave. It includes coaching tools, checklists, and top tip videos. It’s fully inclusive and relevant to mothers, fathers, same-sex partners, adoptive parents, and anyone taking parental leave.

Care-taking benefits

    • Back-up childcare
    • Yes, Fitch employees have access to back up child care and only pay $10 per child per day at these facilities.

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