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FICO Interview Questions

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  1. Helpful (5)  

    Lead Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at FICO (San Diego, CA) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Fairly Standard, There was a phone screening, followed by a technical interview by a team. The technical interview was fairly detailed.

     Then a cultural fit interview with a director.

    Interview Questions

    • Cultural fit interviewer asked me for 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Fico HR does not have a lot of room to negotiate pay rates at this level. They stretched a little, but that took lots of approval from higher up.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at FICO (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online, got a call for interview within 2 weeks, had a phone screening initially then 2 more interviews on phone. No onsite.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at FICO (San Jose, CA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    First I applied online on Linkedin for this position and after 2-3 days one of their recruiters called me. We scheduled the first phone interview. It went well and about one week after the phone interview I got an email from them asking me to appear for f2f interview at San Jose office.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you like in the job description that made you apply?   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at FICO (San Jose, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I applied for the position online through a job board. About a month after submitting my application I received an email asking to answer and submit a questionnaire regarding my experience and the job in question. Some time after that I received an email to schedule a phone interview. I received an on site interview about a week after the phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Java concepts, OOP concepts, explain previous work and experience   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at FICO (San Rafael, CA) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Had multiple phone interviews, each with different teams, and the teams that liked me got involved in the on-site. My on-site consisted of 3 interviewers (only 1 team followed up with me, so I don't know how this would vary for people who match up with more), which really focused on my past experience and projects. There were a few technical questions, but they were really simple.

    Interview Questions

    • Situations where deadlock could occur.   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at FICO (San Jose, CA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    one phone call followed by onsite technical round and finally onsite meeting the vp of engineering.questions were based on your experience, I was more into cloud and java so questions were related to that

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at FICO (San Jose, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Got the interview call through college hire and was called for F2F interview. There were 5 rounds and took around 4 hrs. Interviewers made me feel very comfortable and were interested in knowing what I did/knew and about my interests rather than finding out what i didn't know:) Interviews included both technical and non-technical questions and was more like a discussion.

    Interview Questions

    • Java concepts and some other questions related to MS projects   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (5)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at FICO in March 2016.

    Interview

    Three interviews total: one phone interview followed by two Skype interviews. The first phone interview was a basic screening that was both behavioral and technical. Exactly one week later, I had two Skype interviews on the same day, and they were both entirely technical. Third interview had a fun question tailored according to what was on my resume.

    Interview Questions

    • What is object oriented programming?
      Explain polymorphism.
      Explain inheritance. Does Java support multiple inheritance?
      Assume someone has problems loading images on a page. How would you go about troubleshooting?
      Walk through an algorithm for creating a major scale (in music) given a starting note.
      Describe an independent side project.   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at FICO (San Diego, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was quick and simple. Interview time and location were communicated through email. The interview itself lasted 120 minutes. Every 40 minutes new interviewers would come in and ask different questions. The interviewer really dug into my resume to make sure I had the necessary skills for the job.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at FICO (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    I initially had a phone interview followed by two on campus interviews(which happened on the same day). The phone interviewer asked em about my programming experience, along with some questions related to object oriented programming.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions about data Structures and array, and more complex questions that followed, regarding array manipulation and time complexity.   Answer Question

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