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Updated Feb 14, 2020

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3.7
79%
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99%
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FICO CEO William Lansing
William Lansing
18 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Perfect Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule Adaptive Work/Life Balance Passionate Team Important Work

    Cons

    Less direction than one would hope.

    FICO2017-09-27
  2. "Wonderful friendships"

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Some managers are excellent.

    Cons

    Analytics is too restricted. Not enough say in what you want to work on. Old technologies.

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    FICO2019-03-04
  3. Helpful (9)

    "Little accountability"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working with very talented people

    Cons

    Little accountability and not taking real responsibility by management for ineffective and damaging decision making. Not real direction. No real career path. No real follow through by management. Time to leave.

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    FICO2016-09-21
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Not bay area benefits"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good products and okay learning opportunities

    Cons

    Zero career and monetary growth, plus employees are not owner (zero share ownership)

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    FICO2016-01-26
  5. Helpful (10)

    "Operations department is hectic"

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    Current Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at FICO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Countless opportunities to fix broken processes Nice office/cubicles Adjacent groups are easy to work with

    Cons

    Countless broken processes Adjacent groups have countless broken processes Neverending influx of new incidents/requests in queue... always underwater Status quo is always preferred since everyone's scared to touch anything to fix it High-level engineers spend most of day chasing down incidents like C-drives being low on space, etc.

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    FICO2015-09-10
  6. Helpful (16)

    "Things have changed at FICO, used to be awesome but now it is awful"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Free coffee, soda, and snacks

    Cons

    Long weeks full of overtime Unsympathetic management Management with no clue on how to run their teams People leaving faster than leadership can approve new open hires

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    FICO2015-04-15
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Alright, if you don't care about your grown"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Hard to grow in this company, no matter how good or bad are you.

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    FICO2013-06-07
  8. Helpful (1)

    "A stepping stone to better things"

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    Lead Engineer in Arden Hills, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule (although telecommuting has been limited for arbitrary reasons) Reasonable salary Good 401k Opportunity to work on new and emerging technologies, gaining skills that are valuable elsewhere.

    Cons

    Constant in-fighting between business units Top heavy - far too manager managers, not enough worker bees IT organization disjointed with extremely low employee morale Management consistently makes bad decisions without ever consulting the people who will be affected. Communication of these decisions is haphazard and poorly thought out.

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    FICO2011-08-25
  9. "company is very, very slow to adopt current trends of the software sector. Stunts personal tech development"

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    Software Engineer Lead in San Rafael, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FICO

    Pros

    Stable work....well sort of if you can dodge the freq rounds of company layoffs. Telecommute is huge perk!

    Cons

    Slow to adobt latest trends in software development and technology. Freq layoffs

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    FICO2011-06-15
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lead the Implementation Projects"

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    Lead Engineer in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    Challenging and Exciting Projects . Field of work is interesting

    Cons

    Less Recognizable , Incompetance pay and benefits, Less growth Uncertain Mgmt

    FICO2011-01-06

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