FICO Interview Questions

Updated Jun 9, 2015
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    Marketing Intelligence Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at FICO.

    Interview

    There was an initial screening interview by phone, two interviews in the office, and then one more interview by phone. All of the interviews were very informative and somewhat casual, which I enjoyed. Nothing was too exceptionally difficult or unexpected throughout the process. Everyone I spoke to was fantastic to interview with, and every conversation was enjoyable!

    Interview Questions

  2.  

    Analytic Consultant I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Rafael, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at FICO (San Rafael, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Very positive experience. Met the recruiters at my college career fair, got along with them very well. A recruiter called me the following week to set up a phone screening to go over basic information, i.e. when I was graduating, what type of job I was looking for, etc. Had an additional phone Interview to go over my resume a bit more in depth and my tech skills.

    Next was an on-site interview. This involved 4, one-hour interviews with 4 members of the team I would be working with. 3 basic interviews going over your skills and background and 1 tech screening. I really enjoyed all the people I spoke with and got along with them very well. Was pretty casual, much more of a conversation feel than an actual interview.

    Had one final interview the following week with the Lead Director of the team and was notified I was getting an offer a few days later.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you want to work at FICO? Describe your resume and projects you have worked on.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not very negotiable on salary, was able to negotiate the starting date I wanted.

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    Lead Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at FICO (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Two phone screens, all day in-house interview, presentation, panel interviews with 1 or two scientists or managers. All interviews were with people you might be working with or domain experts, so no ridiculous bozos.

    Nice and pleasant interactions. They liked my performance so it went well.

    Not too much more to say.

    Interview Questions

    • If you can do computations on a basic calculator and a standard random number generator, how would you use them in an algorithm to estimate the value of 'pi'?   1 Answer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at FICO (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    The recruiter gave me very helpful logistical advice, a map to the location, a list of the names of the interviewers etc.

    I went through a multiple one-on-one interviews in a single sitting. 5 people 30 minutes each, so the entire process was to take 2.5 hours. Questions were very relevant to the role I applied for. Some tough questions, but those were to be expected.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how you would handle a problem you were having on a project that could impact the project timeline/cost/resources.   Answer Question
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    Project Management Consultant II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at FICO (Austin, TX) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a Senior Manager who I knew from a prior job and presented an opportunity to interview for a specific role, which I did. I first did a phone screen and when that was complete I was asked to have a face to face interview, offsite with the hiring manager and his manager. The next step was a number of face to face interview on site with two directors whose projects I would manage. All were handled professionally and courteously.

    Interview Questions

    • How I would handle change requests in fixed price projects.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The negotiations were handled throughout the process, where I stated what I was currently making and we discussed the salary and benefits being offered. Before the end of the third round of interviews we agreed on a salary.

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    Account Receivable Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at FICO (San Diego, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The whole process was three weeks from first contact and offer. The steps of the hiring cycle was expressed during the process and the TA were available throughout. I was referred by a employee and a few days later got a call by the Recuiter. A phone interview about my basic skills and education. Within a week, got an email wanting to schedule on site interview (With two individuals-separately). Received a feedback from the Recuiter the next day (something that is rare). Told me the next steps and found that I was called in for another set of interviews. Again was informed of the feedback from the team. Two days later the job offer was extended.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you Black or white, or shades of Grey?   1 Answer
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    Lead Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at FICO.

    Interview

    I was first interviewed by the company's recruiter, followed by a thirty minute phone screen and lastly a two-hour in-person interview at premises with four different people from different roles. Overall a comfortable experience - a proper balance between determining cultural fit and skills.

    Interview Questions

    • Deciding between database server filtering and writing a filtering algorithm inside the business logic.   1 Answer
    • How to get clearer requirements from customers.   Answer Question
    • What is the ideal work environment.   Answer Question
    • What is the ideal user experience.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at FICO (San Jose, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Got the interview call through college hire and was called for F2F interview. There were 5 rounds and took around 4 hrs. Interviewers made me feel very comfortable and were interested in knowing what I did/knew and about my interests rather than finding out what i didn't know:) Interviews included both technical and non-technical questions and was more like a discussion.

    Interview Questions

    • Java concepts and some other questions related to MS projects   Answer Question
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    Senior, Software Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at FICO.

    Interview

    4 rounds of interview.

    If you know what you have in you resume technically. I think this process is very straight forward.
    They exactly know wha to look for in thr interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • explain techincal aspect/challenges of your current project/job   Answer Question
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    Test Automation Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at FICO.

    Interview

    Met at career fair and got called for an interview the following week. Interviewed with four different people, interviews consisted of half technical half personal details. Lasted a little over an hour. Interviewers were well prepared and very personable, felt very comfortable during the interview which helped ease a lot of the pressure.

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