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Laid Back but poor management

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Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

I worked at FICO as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Laid back, free snacks and drinks, cool managers

Cons

Managers were cool but they where too laid back, I got no work in the 1st half of my internship

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Still Reinventing Itself

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FICO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1) Analytics team is among the best in the industry
    2) Great environment for virtual office workers
    3) Great place for junior-to-midcareer sales

    Cons

    1) FICO has been trying to reinvent itself since the Tom Grudnowski era. Still attempting to do that, and the current Cloud strategy is questionable.
    2) Board is sometimes too involved company operations, leading to weak senior leadership.
    3) Sales comp plans seem designed more to reign in cost of sales than nurture a strong sales culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every company needs balance sales comp plans with prudent financial management. However, FICO has occasionally gone overboard in creating a sales environment that is at times confusing and demotivating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Upper management does not really understand which lower level employees are needed and which to let go.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FICO full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with every day are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    There is not much room for advancement at this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before you have a severance event, you should speak with the employees' direct manager. When I was let go, my own manager had no idea. Communication is key.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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