Drawing on 100 Years of History and Innovation
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: | Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning |.
Together, with a century’s worth of experience in providing independent credit ratings, commentary, research, analytics, data and education, we create meaningful insights that influence our global community and the financial decision makers of today and tomorrow.
Together We Equal More – The Values that Define Fitch
Our colleagues come from diverse and varied backgrounds, some start their careers with us via our graduate programs and become full-time employees, others come from different walks of life entirely and switch to Fitch. It is testament to our working environment that we attract globally-minded people with different experiences – this makes us a stronger community. We don’t just work alongside each other, we grow, learn and develop together.
Voice & Influence
At Fitch, we have an open culture where we encourage individuals to exchange perspectives and ideas. Whatever their level of seniority,
we recognize and empower every colleague to speak up, share their ideas and make valuable contributions. Our collaborative culture ensures you’ll have exposure to senior leaders, your voice will be heard and your hard work will be recognized. Here your words have impact and the broader financial community will hold what you have to say in high esteem.
Driven & Challenging
Our attitude and the way we do business at Fitch are as important as the strategies we pursue. We have a relentless hunger to innovate and the drive to unlock the power of human insights. The customer is at the heart of everything we do and we never lose sight of our role in supporting their ambitions. We are growing, entering new markets, making acquisitions and developing new products with new technology driven by client, investor, business and financial community insights. Every day is an opportunity to put ideas into action and it’s going to take each and every one of us to continue to grow and push our business forward in the right way.
Expertise & Insight
We create value beyond data and information. We use our expertise, rigorous analysis and independence to produce insight that has genuine influence among the financial decision-makers of today and tomorrow. Global interconnectedness and near constant evolution means our colleagues are constantly called upon to provide insight and commentary on the latest trends. It is our ability to see things from every angle and simplify the complex that gives us the edge in a highly competitive market. We are powered by human insight and a culture that drives us forward, constantly providing our colleagues and clients with the information they need to make better decision-making for themselves, our organization and our clients.
Balance & Perspective
We recognize that the talent and diversity of our colleagues is the foundation of our success. We expect and welcome your whole self as we believe people who feel comfortable being their true self at work will be happier and more productive. We have a progressive and flexible approach to getting the best from our people where we respect different work styles and trust you to get the job done. We are collegiate and supportive – winning together rather than competing with each other. Maintaining a balanced perspective and doing things in the right way with the support of those around you is what makes Fitch successful. This is what makes us a place where everyone can achieve their full potential.
Building a Diverse Workplace
Fitch is committed to building a diverse organization where each and every one of our colleagues feels heard, feels safe and feels they can thrive. By embracing the different cultures, backgrounds and championing diverse perspectives represented across our global footprint, we will foster innovation, deepen our understanding of global issues affecting the financial markets and improve decision making. We believe this approach will result in a more connected workforce, bringing us closer to our global and local partners and supporting sustainable growth in a dynamic, changing world.
We know that DEI is not one person or team’s responsibility, it is a responsibility shared by all of us. To propel us forward in this journey, we have developed a new strategic vision with five key pillars focused on strengthening the accountability of all employees, increasing transparency and reinforcing our commitment to gender and underrepresented talent.
Developing the Workforce of the Future: Committing resources to the attraction, hiring, engagement, development and retention of underrepresented talent at all levels across Fitch. Including three unique talent development programs dedicated to expanding pipeline of diverse talent across our organization.
Fostering an Equitable & Inclusive Culture: Strengthening our culture to empower our colleagues to be their true self, feel like they belong and are able to speak up. All our colleagues are welcome to join one of our seven employee resource groups:
- BALANCE (Black and LatinX Alliance Network for Corporate Excellence)
- Fitch Pride Network
- Green Wave (For sustainability driven colleagues)
- EMBRACE (our international minority ethnic network)
- Fitch Women’s Network
- Fitch Working Parents Network
- Inspirasian (Asian and Pacific Islander network)
Leveraging Industry Leadership: Utilizing the established presence of Fitch to promote the DEI mindset to an external audience with offerings from Fitch Learning and Sustainable Fitch that provide thought leading insights, connections, products, research and analytics and the latest ESG development/trends.
Cultivating a Diverse and Responsible Supply Chain: Creating economic opportunity is one of the most important ways to build an inclusive world. Going forward, we have instituted supplier diversity principles and outlined the minimum requirements and commitments we expect from all of our suppliers. This supplier diversity promotes innovation through the introduction of new products, services and will challenge our colleagues to think differently than we have been in the past.
Supporting Our Communities: Fitch Community, our Corporate Social Responsibility program, was established from our belief that access to education and learning should be equal for all. Education has the power to change lives, improve communities and build successful economies. Fitch is investing the time and skills of our employees into our communities to address some of the glaring inequalities in education.
Investing in Our People
Enhanced talent management is our commitment to building and developing a diverse talent base and an inclusive and equitable culture where all employees can thrive, reach their full potential and be treated with respect and dignity. Our Path Programs – CreditPath, ForwardPath and TalentPath – are talent and leadership development courses intended to strengthen the pipeline of diverse talent across the organization. Since their launch, we have a 94% retention and growth rate of all program participants.
CreditPath: Fitch CreditPath is a 10-week paid program that welcomes professionals with financial services experience who are ready to re-enter the workforce as well as transitioning US Military Veterans who are ready to jumpstart their career.
ForwardPath: ForwardPath is a year-long leadership development program designed to help Fitch increase the advancement of female talent to senior leadership positions.
TalentPath: Introduced in 2021, TalentPath is a year-long talent development program for Fitch Associate Directors and Directors who identify as part of underrepresented ethnic minority groups.
Our Hiring Process
Though it may vary from team to team, our general hiring process is as follows:
- Initial conversation/screening with a recruiter if you are a good
- Technical assessment interview
- 1-2 panel interview with the hiring managers and other leaders
- Offer Discussion and Extension
Why Fitch? (Perks & Benefits)
At Fitch Group, we believe that our people come first. That is why we offer competitive health (mind and body), retirement, insurance and leave policies. These are offered not only to our colleagues, but their families as well.
Hybrid Work Environment: We trust our colleagues get the job done in the way that works best for them, with a flexible hybrid approach to the way we do business.
We’ve Got You Covered (Medically): We offer full access to medical, dental, vision and mental health coverage for our colleagues
Invest in Your Career: Fitch is committed to the professional development of its colleagues. We offer a combination of internal and external Learning and Development opportunities provides a comprehensive, global Learning and Development platform that serves to prepare and support all staff to perform their jobs effectively and develop their careers with us.
Plan for Your Future: All of our full-time colleagues have access to various retirement planning accounts with options for matching company contributions
Take a Break: We offer a comprehensive paid time off package that includes 9 holidays a year.
Parental Leave: Both primary and secondary caregivers receive time off to support their family with Fitch’s maternity and paternity leave plan.
Give Back: We provide paid days off for our colleagues to volunteer each year and match some the donations made by our people.