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Former Employee - Senior Manager -- Product Management in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Senior Manager -- Product Management in San Jose, CA

I worked at FICO

Pros

Fair Isaac is struggling at the moment and still fighting their way through a tough market and some bad decisions in the past. But I believe that they are making good decisions. And they were more than fair in how they dealt with people in the RIF. Overall, good people, good benefits, good reputation with customers.

Cons

Not all of the different product groups have the same level of professionalism. Lots of broken procedures or lack of procedures from one group to the next.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It's past time to actually integrate all of the acquisitions from the past few years.

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    Some smart folks in a becalmed ship

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at FICO

    Pros

    Fair Isaac has a long history of hiring very bright folks. If you want to be highly challenged by the intellectual depth and agility of your associates, this can be found in pockets. Fair Isaac also has a very friendly policy toward telecommuting and work from home, very family friendly.

    Cons

    Company is struggling to find growth model after sitting on a cash cow in the FICO scores for 50 years. It is hard pressed to come up with another blockbuster. Because it is linked so closely to the banking sector, it is getting clobbered by the recent downturn. The worst part of Fair Isaac is really the mid-level politics, ass kissing corporate stooges will fourish and crappy projects get funded because of ideological correctness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify out of financial services. Software tools is a crummy business.

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    Great pay, not a very well run company.

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    Former Employee - Consultant II in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant II in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at FICO

    Pros

    Good compensation & benefits, plenty of smart people work there. Pretty flexible work in the consulting practice. Reasonable work/life balance.

    Cons

    Rapidly changing structure, little static about the company at all, new vision statements come out regularly, and just rampant change on all levels. The San Rafael office is half administrative staff who have been there for a very long time and work at an easy pace, whereas the other half is a roster of rapidly changing players who seem unable to weave their collective intellect, creativity and acumen into any valuable cohesive fabric destined for success. The bunch of independent managers here don't make a great team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in one overall strategy that leaves flexibility enough to take steps in a positive direction without seeming like you're stumbling blindly in the direction of an identity.

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