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FICO Interview Questions

Updated Jan 30, 2017
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    Software Engineer II Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at FICO (San Jose, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    1 Skype round, 4 Webex round, 7 onsite interviews in San Jose office for DevOps Engineer II role. I was given the verbal offer and then revoked because I negotiated and joining dates were not clear. Overall, experience was negative, unprofessional, impolite and indecisive about the offer.

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at FICO (San Diego, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The interview is a day long. You will have 4 sessions with 2 people each. They will treat you to lunch. There is also a presentation. They will appear smart and ask you wide breadth and deep depth questions. However, they don't really do anything complicated themselves. They will cover programming/engineering, Big Data, and Machine Learning/AI/Data Mining. All they do is use some basic Big Data tools (Storm, Spark/Scala, Hadoop, etc...) to process data to feed into a neural network to detect anomalies (e.g. cybersecurity and financial risk). They took a lot of notes from what I said, but I didn't learn much from them; they won't answer any of your probing questions and will dance around your questions, especially if you ask them about how they tune their neural networks.

    Interview Questions

    • Given the word, "pepper," what are the number of ways to create words (valid or not) using the letters in this word?   2 Answers
    • What is a distribution you may use to model data whose range of input values is [0, N]?   1 Answer
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    Analytic Consultant I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at FICO in August 2016.

    Interview

    A company representative came to my college career fair. Then I applied the job online. Two weeks later I was asked for a phone interview that scheduled in the next week. The phone interview took about 15 minutes. I was asked some general questions like location, education, etc.. Result came out in another week.

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    Analystic Scientist I Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at FICO (San Rafael, CA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    They start with one phone interview that is part technical and part behavioral. The 2nd interview is a lot more technical, where you will be asked to provide answers after being presented with slides. The last interview you will go to the FICO location to interview with some of the scores team that has both behavioral and technical aspects.

    Interview Questions

    • Be prepared to explain in detail about the big data projects you have done in the final interview.   Answer Question
    • They will present you with a data question (for example how to predict who will get into college) and ask questions on the process in which you will use data to answer that question.   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
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    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at FICO in September 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview with hiring mgr, In person one one interview with hiring mgr, Sales presentation with role play on topic of my choice to panel of hiring mgr and existing sales guy.

    Interview Questions

    • BIg Data and data warehouse Technology understanding
      Sales process
      Achievement  
      Answer Question
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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at FICO (Los Angeles, CA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online. It is a phone screening then interview. The recruiter is nice but i did not expect many of the questions. Started with do you have any questions for me.

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    Entry Level Analyst College Graduates Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Was first contacted by a senior recruiter by email to fill out a questionnaire...
    Later, appointments were set for four interviews, two technical and two otherwise.
    Two non technical interviews got cancelled because the recruiters were busy but the technical interview took place as planned. The interviewers were very polite and forthcoming about the details of the job.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were not very difficult, just basics in JAVA, SQL, XML etc.. Beware, the technical guys know their trade really well and can smell those who are good or not.   Answer Question
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    Software QA Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at FICO (San Diego, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    meet with 4 different people, HR, software engineer, QA engineer, another engineer.
    basic questions about concept and basic coding.
    it was 3 hour interview and equality distributed with my back ground, programming skills and concept of OO programming. It was quite fare. there was several candidates

    Interview Questions

    • why this position suits you   1 Answer
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    Analytic Consultant I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at FICO in March 2013.

    Interview

    Talked with HR lady on the phone who asked basic questions about my experiences etc.

    Had another interview with a much senior person who asked me the following

    - What is the largest dataset have you worked with?
    - Tell me about the credit risk experience mentioned in your resume
    - Do you know Perl, Python etc. If so what can you tell me.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you to use the data that you worked on in the project during the internship   Answer Question
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