FICO Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Pros
  • Flexible working hours are a benefit too for work/life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • The company also allows work from home and has a very flexible working hours/schedule (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Work pressure, Management do not have concern for work life balance (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. FICO Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FICO

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great boss, everyone was really nice. Pay was fair

    Cons

    Very corporate atmosphere and outdated products. Not the most exciting product to work on.


  2. FICO

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at FICO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom of expression, Open culture and Team work

    Cons

    Legal & H.R department process is bit slow


  3. Lead Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours (This depends on the department you work in.) Decent health benefits. Competitive salaries. Good initial vacation allotment.

    Cons

    Very top heavy organization. Because it's a consulting company, it is bottom line oriented. Reductions in force / layoffs are a very common occurrence.


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  5. Lead Scientist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Resources and technology are disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Get input from the actual workers


  6. Helpful (4)

    Some good and some not so good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FICO full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and competent personnel. Flexibility and ability to telecommute. Good vacation benefits for long term employees. Opportunities to work with newer technologies.

    Cons

    Benefits are mediocre and get worse each year. Layoffs. Teams work in silos. Poor raises and bonus pool.\ Upper management focus seems to be on stock price and not the personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people that keep this company running and less on pleasing stockholders.


  7. Challenging Work - Good Balance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at FICO full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, many opportunities to be creative, genuine care about team members and what is going on in their life, opportunity to work with many industries

    Cons

    there is sometimes a disconnect between product and marketing


  8. Accountant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    Good perks Decent Benefit Regular hours (mostly)

    Cons

    Top heavy Management is result oriented Poor personal skill development or employee education Poor training


  9. Helpful (4)

    Good with the right team

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at FICO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - New tech - Intelligent people - Decision maker - R&D

    Cons

    - Culture sucks - Office perks aren't as good as other tech companies - Sometimes things move slow if you have to involve other teams


  10. Helpful (8)

    Long hours little compensation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at FICO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people who are smart and knowledge. Opportunity to work with new technology (sometimes) Flexibility and ability to work from home

    Cons

    Little work life balance. Long hours to meet unrealistic deadlines. Late night and early morning meetings due to employees spread all over the world. Other departments are unresponsive and constantly have to escalate to just get what you need. No-one really cares whether or not you have what you need you just need to get your job done, including management. Decision making can be significantly flawed because executive management is not aware of how all their products are used. Salary compensation is not competitive Benefits are subpar and the high deductibles can really cripple a family Company culture can be very depressing. Layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees, make them feel they are worth it by adequate compensation including benefits. Stop the unrealistic expectations with deadlines and long work days. Make an effort to create a dynamic and interesting company culture


  11. Helpful (4)

    Soft recommendation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FICO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent, talented co-workers Good vacation benefits for long term employees Interesting, challenging work Opportunities to work with a variety of technologies Work/life balance is generally respected

    Cons

    Over-focus on the bottom line leads to near annual layoffs of often excellent, talented employees Poor medical benefits Opportunities for advancement are limited Raises and bonuses are small or non-existent The review process forces management to lump most employees into the middle-level performer category

    Advice to Management

    Show more respect for your employees contributions and allow management to officially acknowledge them Don't expect employee engagement to increase as long as there are near annual layoffs



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