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FICO Reviews in Birmingham, England

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Pros
  • Good work life balance with lots of opportunities to work from home (in 22 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours and no dress code (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Little or no work / life balance, expected to work more than contracted hours (in 11 reviews)

  • Senior management has no vision or plan (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intellectual challenges and smart people - without all the egos

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    FICO has an outstanding record of creating value for its clients through innovative applications of analytics - a field that is taking off. Combine that with a smart bunch of people, and very few prima donnas, and you have a great experience. I have been able to grow, advance, lead and travel because of FICO. They reward intelligence and haard work.

    Cons

    Resources are stretched thin - it's not a place to work if you're used to huge budgets and large teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on our clients and win their respect.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work from home, good learning, but hysterical layoffs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at FICO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart colleagues. Good salaries. Flexible working.Cutting edge analytics.

    Cons

    1)Every now and then the company makes redundancies rounds, where they lay off very valuable resources. No consideration on who is needed to deliver whatsoever.
    2) Very high workload
    3) Lot of travel during personal time
    4) Every year there is a new excuse for not reviewing your salary
    5) HR function does not seem to exist

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you communicate appropriately when making redundancies. Some

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    My opinion of FICO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at FICO full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to travel, learn new technologies

    Cons

    They paint a picture of the ideal job at the interview, once you join everything that they preached does not happen. 50% travel becomes 95% travel, the bonus becomes nothing and the management is incompetent and works on face value rather than merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operate with integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    By far the worst company I have ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at FICO full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good software products and clients
    Lots of travelling to client sites, although much of it in your own unpaid time
    Some great colleagues who are friendly and helpful, others not so

    Cons

    Role heavily revenue orientated
    Little or no work / life balance, expected to work more than contracted hours
    Poor quality management
    Uncompetitive pay
    What few resources there are, are woefully overstretched and overworked
    High staff turnover
    Limited career development opportunities, no training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor middle management has left the company the worse I have ever joined

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at FICO full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get to meet people from all over the world
    Some colleagues you work with are friendly and helpful
    Good if you like travelling

    Cons

    Management style is very much to push revenue at the expense of employee work life balance
    Financial rewards are non-existant unless you threaten to leave
    There is no leadership by example from management.
    Way too much office politics and relying on face value.
    You can loose your skills very quickly as the interesting work is always given to the same people
    Very non-microsoft centric

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read these reviews as they will tell you what you need to know about the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely Positive Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Support Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Support Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    These are some of the positives to working for FICO:- Challenging role, lots of opportunity to progress, flexible and pleasant working enviroment, supportive colleagues, interesting products, lots to learn.

    Cons

    Due to the fact that FICO is such a large global company, it can take a long time to get things actioned, this can be due to time zones/differences and departmental processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To continue to be open and communicate changes within the organisation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    A challenging environment, but it’s also one that’s extremely rewarding!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    FICO are operating at the cutting end of technology, delivering class leading solutions to some of the world’s most successful banking organisations. This can make for a challenging environment, but it’s also one that’s extremely rewarding. It’s a company where you career will grow as quickly as your ability will allow it to, but there’s also plenty of support around when you need it.

    Cons

    Given the nature of the work some roles do require a lot of international travel and this isn’t for everyone, but it’s something you’d be made aware of well before you joined.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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