FICO – Why Work For Us?

At FICO, you can advance your career within one of the fastest-growing fields in technology today - analytics. With our industry leading credit scores and other solutions, FICO is the leader in predictive analytics for banking, insurance, retail and healthcare. As businesses worldwide struggle to create value from Big Data, our ability to drive smarter decisions through data analysis is driving some of the world's leading companies to a new level of analytics-fuelled success. Our success is founded on really talented people - just like you. That talent drives every part of our business, from sales to delivery, development, IT, marketing, finance, HR and beyond.


FICO™ (NYSE:FICO) delivers superior predictive analytics that drive smarter decisions. Our groundbreaking use of mathematics to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries and revolutionized the way risk is managed and products are marketed. FICO's innovative solutions include the FICO(R) Score - the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States - along with industry-leading solutions for managing credit accounts, identifying and minimizing the impact of fraud, and customizing consumer offers with pinpoint accuracy. Most of the world's top banks, as well as leading insurers, retailers, pharma businesses and government agencies rely on FICO solutions to accelerate growth, control risk, boost profits, and meet regulatory and competitive demands. FICO also helps millions of individuals manage their personal credit health through Learn more about FICO at

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Predictive Analytics, Decision Management Tools and Applications

What's it like to work at FICO? We asked colleagues around the world, across the Americas, UK and Europe, India, Asia Pacific and China. Here's what they told us makes FICO a great place to build a career:

Innovation - changing the game for us and for our clients. FICO has a 50+ year history of delivering industry-changing innovations, such as the FICO Score, the world's leading credit risk score, and our credit fraud solution, which protects more than 2 billion cards worldwide. Regardless of your role, you'll be encouraged and rewarded to "think outside the box" to drive smarter decisions for FICO and its customers.

Teamwork - learn from the very best in your field. Whatever your field of expertise, you'll have the opportunity to work with seriously talented colleagues as we deliver the analytic advantage to the most successful companies around the world. Delivering real innovation for our clients requires collaboration across teams and geographies - which leads to a wealth of career building opportunities for our people.

High Performance - challenge yourself and reap the rewards of delivering results. We define our success by the success of our clients and that means delivering measurable results. At FICO, you'll be treated like the professional you are - and you'll be rewarded for the value you deliver.

Opportunity - grow with a company that develops talent. We're experts at attracting, developing and deploying talented people around the world to 'crack the code' that turns Big Data into Smarter Decisions. Deciphering insights for our clients means putting the best and the brightest on the case, wherever in the organization you may be. We place high value on providing experiential learning opportunities which allow you to grow professionally, while delivering results.

If you're ready to make a smart career decision, apply for a currently open position or contact us at to discuss future opportunities!

FICO may have the experience and knowledge of more than 50 years in business, but we act with the boldness and enthusiasm of a much younger company. Ours is a business that fosters and encourages entrepreneurialism and opportunity, where our global structure supports cross-fertilization of ideas, and where our collaborative approach means you get all the support you need to construct and own your vocation, achieve your professional goals and keep on developing throughout your career.

The complex nature of our business provides a rich source of learning and growth opportunities. Because career paths help you visualize where you are and where you're going, they should be inspirational - encouraging you to pursue new challenges and learning opportunities. That's why we've designed a series of career paths which will take you from your first day with us through to the very top if that's where you're headed. And why we also offer up to $5,000 to every employee each fiscal year towards the cost of obtaining degrees or professional qualifications that help you follow that path and grow.

We also invest significant people and financial resources on an ongoing basis in the continual development of FICO University, our online repository of thousands of learning experiences to help you do your job better and to enhance your contribution.

You can grow your career at FICO by developing strong technical skills, expanding your technical scope of responsibility over time and contributing as an expert in your field. Or you can grow your career by developing strong leadership and management skills and providing direction to increasingly large/diverse groups of resources. Either path can lead you to the most senior job levels in our organization.

Our world-class IT and communications infrastructure mean that, whilst we are spread around the world, no-one is further away than the office next door. We are flexible on working patterns and locations wherever possible - what counts are the results; you will not be micro-managed. You will have a world of expertise at your fingertips or just a call away, but we rely on every individual to do what is needed to drive outcomes. That means that, above all else, ownership of results is the key to success at FICO.

If you want to be a small cog in a big machine with a predictable day, FICO is probably not the place for you. If you are filled with passion for what you do, and if you want to truly make an impact and be rewarded for your innovation, collaboration and determined focus on delivering results, we should be talking.

US Employee Benefits at FICO:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Health saving account
  • Flexible spending account
  • Disability coverage
  • Family paid leave
  • Flexible hours
  • On-site gym
  • On-site cafe
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Public transportation reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid vacation/sick leave

International benefits vary by country according to local market practice

Our people should reflect the rich and dynamic world in which we operate. Our ability to compete in a global marketplace relies on our ability to understand the communities in which we serve and live. Thus we strive to create a corporate culture that brings out the best in all of our employees, customers, suppliers, and shareholders.

As a FICO employee, you will help become the solution to solving complex business problems and discovering ground-breaking innovation. It's often the differences that exist within teams that make them most effective in tackling our client's unique problems.

To put our commitment to diversity into action, we have established a standing Diversity Team with representatives from across our organization. This team monitors the extent to which diversity goals are achieved and provides periodic updates and any change recommendations to senior leaders. In addition, a variety of corporate workflows and programs exist to establish accountability for driving and adhering to key diversity principles across the organization.

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    Flexible work place, good people to work with. Great boss


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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at FICO (San Jose, CA).


    One round telephonic technical screening followed by 3 1:1 schedules, half an hour each. Topics included Object Oriented concepts, Design patterns , Database concepts, Problem analysis. Best practices followed . Implementation issues faced and how as it resolved.

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FICO Awards & Accolades

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Award for excellence in auto insurance underwriting , Executivos Financeiros, 2011
InformationWeek 500 , Information Week, 2011
Xpress Optimization Suite has beaten the other leading optimization software packages on established benchmark tests , FICO, 2011
Most recommended IT solutions , New Finance World magazine, 2011
112 patent for analytics and decision management innovations , FICO, 2010
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Additional Info

Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1956
Type Company - Public (FICO)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

FICO may have the experience and knowledge of more than 50 years in business, but we act with the boldness and enthusiasm of a much younger company. Ours is a business that fosters and encourages entrepreneurialism and opportunity, where our global structure supports cross-fertilization of ideas, and where our collaborative approach means you get the support you need to construct and own your vocation, achieve your professional goals while delivering in your role, and keep on developing in the process. FICO is a company where the smarter you work to drive results, and ... More

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