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Don't get sick or they will eliminate your position

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA

I have been working at FICO full-time (more than a year)

Pros

There are some really nice people who work here.

Cons

When I got cancer - my position was eliminated. I was treated horribly by HR. The office is a rabbit warren of offices where no one interacts and it appears no one likes working there. It seems to be a large company where no one is excited about what they do. Their health care is horrible for such a big company and they make everyone do a time card everyday. Weird weird place.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Show genuine concern for your biggest asset - your employees. Get out and actually spend time with your teams. Also HR leaders need to take sensitivity training.

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    FICO's refresh has made it an innovative and exciting place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at FICO full-time

    Pros

    * Managers are intelligent & show a great deal of appreciation for top-performing staff.
    * Executives are very approachable & offer great insight & wisdom on individual career trajectories.
    * HR developing a strong universal on-boarding and training process, along with educational opportunities.
    * Smart and friendly colleagues.
    * Some nice perks (coffee machines, cafe, wellness benefits, cell phone plan)
    * Relatively flexible working hours, though executives do heavily promote working in-office for collaboration purposes.
    * FICO's got a lot of very exciting products that are incredibly relevant in the world of big data/cloud analytics. It feels like a fantastic time to be on board with this company.
    * Open-door, honest policy that lets you know exactly where your performance is hitting its stride and missing its mark.

    Cons

    * Some inefficiencies with the constant technical upgrades/changes. The IT service group is in Bangalore, and sometimes important details are completely lost in translation.
    * Not everyone is on the same computer platform, so there are hiccoughs.
    * Sometimes it feels that there is a chasm between the Executives and regular staff, but if you are a hard worker, try speaking up -- likely they'll be responsive.
    * It's a big company, and it can be easy to feel lost; it doesn't have the ridiculous perks of some of the tech companies in Silicon Valley, but there is a stronger belief in life/work balance that is clear.
    * There have been some personnel changes due to the shifting trajectory of the company; this isn't a company for people who want to rest on their laurels and just collect a paycheck. You need to keep yourself educated, thinking & adaptable to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Consider a few more "Silicon Valley" perks for staff, where Executives engage with everyone. It can feel a little stratified at times, but when the Execs actually get out in front of the team, the respect and energy is palpable.
    * If C-level could do more Town Halls at all of the offices, I think that would reinvigorate the team mentality quite a lot.
    * It would be great if staff that works together frequently virtually, but isn't Executive/VP level or Sales (i.e.: Engineering, Faculties, IT, Legal, Accounting, Administrative) could have annual get togethers (maybe not even every year) so the worldwide FICO could feel more like a united brand on all fronts.
    * Recruiting (especially Sales) seems to sometimes get stuck in old patterns that aren't necessarily optimizing the pool of potential candidates.
    * Wage increases/bonuses aren't really on par with the rest of the Valley. Perhaps reviewers are thinking Minnesota cost of living…
    * Office culture could use a boost! Maybe some happy hours or team building events to encourage interdepartmental communication.

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    Approves of CEO
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    Performance Culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    Management seems very focused on developing a performance culture. Smart, high achievers are recognized. Tons of smart people. Very collaborative. Good place for smart people to get ahead.

    Cons

    Fair Isaac used to be a lifestyle company. Still a very comfortable balance compared to most companies but getting closer to Silicon Valley speed and execution.

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