FICO
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FICO Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 24, 2014
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Senior Business/Systems Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Fairfax, VA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 days - interviewed at FICO in December 2013.

Interview Details – 2 phone interviews with PM and Product Owner, and 1 in person. Fairly laid back, discussed job background, problem stories, scenarios, ect., Discussed Job requirements, client problem, job derivative, and personal experience application.

Interview Question – nothing too technical, felt that interviewers, were not as clear of what an analyst does, vs what a product owner or developer does.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – simple, got what I asked for

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Senior, Software Architect Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FICO.

Interview Details – The interview process was a series of telephone calls with members of the professional services team. Genuine interest in learning about me and my experience as well as fit into the FICO team.

Interview Question – Describe your idea position at FICO.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Do your homework and understand the market for a given position/skill set.

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Senior Business Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at FICO

Interview Details – There were three rounds, all of which were either phone or Skype interviews. Each of the managers was considerate of my time while at the same time making sure that they asked the questions they wanted to. This positive interview experience was one of the factors that I included in my final decision about this employer.

Interview Question – How do you handle conflict?   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
San Jose, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FICO.

Interview Details – Applied online, got a call for interview within 2 weeks, had a phone screening initially then 2 more interviews on phone. No onsite.

Interview Question – Interview were really easy.   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

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Client Partner Interview

Client Partner

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FICO.

Interview Details – Interesting experience. I was interviewed by five different individuals, both inside the core team and outside the core team. There seemed to be consensus from every interviewer on the relative importance of the position and the direction of the company. I had a key list of questions I asked each individual, and the answers were surprisingly consistent.

Interview Question – I was asked if ethics or money were more important.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Had a better offer from another firm.

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Accepted Offer

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Analytic Science Scientist II Interview

Analytic Science Scientist II

Interviewed at FICO

Interview Details – A head hunter initialize the contact. Then a HR person called for a phone screen. Onsite interview is followed. The team must want to fill the position desparately so the interview is quite simple.

Interview Question – Bayes theorem. Make sure whatever you listed in your resume, you can explain it fully. The interviewers are nice but they can grill you bad if they want to.   Answer Question

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Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant

Interviewed at FICO

Interview Details – One round interview with hiring manager, 1 hour, mainly talking about previous project experience. One round with another manager, same content. One round with senior manager, more free talking about the position and career aspiration.

Interview Question – How to build a scorecard when bank only has limited bureau information however intend to use bureau as scorecard characteristics?   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Analytic Consultant I Interview

Analytic Consultant I

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at FICO in March 2013.

Interview Details – Talked with HR lady on the phone who asked basic questions about my experiences etc.

Had another interview with a much senior person who asked me the following

- What is the largest dataset have you worked with?
- Tell me about the credit risk experience mentioned in your resume
- Do you know Perl, Python etc. If so what can you tell me.

Interview Question – How did you to use the data that you worked on in the project during the internship   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at FICO

Interview Details – Panel style interviews.

Interview Question – How did you handle situations in which deadlines or deliverables were not met?   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
San Jose, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at FICO in December 2011.

Interview Details – First I applied online on Linkedin for this position and after 2-3 days one of their recruiters called me. We scheduled the first phone interview. It went well and about one week after the phone interview I got an email from them asking me to appear for f2f interview at San Jose office.

Interview Question – What did you like in the job description that made you apply?   Answer Question

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