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4 people found this helpful  

Fico is a great company to work for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

I have been working at FICO

Pros

you can make a difference
Working with really smart people throughout the company, at all levels
Benefits
If you show initiative you will get noticed

Cons

Sometimes reasons for decisions from Management aren't given
Working in different sites makes it harder for Management to see the job one is doing

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Certain groups need more work life balance. Just because certain senior management is accustomed to working non-stop, he/she should not expect their employees to be the same. It causes burnout.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    FICO - A company on the rise!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    FICO presents a unique opportunity for employees and shareholders. With a diverse portfolio of product and service offerings, FICO has thousands of direct and indirect customers which yield a healthy install base of recurring revenue. Thru keen expense management, the net result is a predictable cash flow and stable financial enviornment. Knowing that you come into work without having to worry about a paycheck or raise financing is refreshing and allows focus on your core function.

    Further, my experience has led me to believe that you, as a FICO employee, can develop and grow based on your performance. The work ethic/product does get recognized and current management creates paths for promotion/career edification internally.

    Cons

    Expense control is a must. The negative to this equation is that your headcount runs lean. Management asks a lot in terms of deliverables and output - but rightfully so.
    As well, the Company doesn't grow at a Google's pace (who does?). 3% growth in FY11 doesn't make for the birth of new divisions/product lines.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Interesting work, bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analytic Science Lead Scientist in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Analytic Science Lead Scientist in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    What I like about FICO
    1. Variety of work that regularly presents interesting problems to solve
    2. Mostly smart, motivated, friendly people
    3. Flexible hours and home office options
    4. People respect each other and trust each other, regardless of rank
    5. Was once a cool company
    6. Nice office space

    Cons

    1. Lack of high level leadership or direction
    2. Middle level managers who speak in vague buzzwords and don’t contribute, but still get credit (although I’ve heard this exists at every company)
    3. Promotion and salary uncorrelated with performance; more correlated with who likes you or who makes an arbitrary call about whether your work is worthwhile
    4. Senseless lay-offs and re-orgs followed by hiring)
    5. Lack of focus on research or real innovation
    6. Sometimes exploits analyst level workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fund research and innovation. Concentrate on hiring great people with diverse skills and backgrounds, and keep them well-paid and engaged. Too much cost-cutting, re-orgs, redirection and lay-offs are making this company worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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