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FICO Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Great working environment, good work life balance" (in 64 reviews)

  • Flexible Work Timings & Work from home Option (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Cool place to settle down."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Integration Consultant I in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Solution Integration Consultant I in Bengaluru (India)

    I have been working at FICO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Environment is good, facilities are good. They will take good care of your food especially, you will never go hungry at Fico :-)

    Cons

    Salary package is less considering the high client billing amount.team politics and manager influence makes it difficult to grow personally

    Advice to Management

    Please recognise the talent of people based on their skills, experience and project outcomes but not just by how they present it or show off.


  2. "Fabulous Company to Work"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Management, Fair Play and Job Satisfaction

    Cons

    Need more excitement in day to day work.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Generally Good ..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    FICO is in a great place/industry making the shift to SaaS which presents the opportunity for growth and exposure to global markets. Leadership has finally stabilized.

    Cons

    Business strategy can be haphazardly applied and constantly changes at the desire of a new leader. Revolving door leadership has created a mishmash of systems and foundations. Leaders tend to operate from a position of fear rather than being progressive. Quarterly earnings supersedes all else.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Arden Hills, MN
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Arden Hills, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Leading edge technologies. Highly skill colleagues.

    Cons

    Worked non-stop, that was the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve communications throughout the ranks.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "The company has a great heritage but the current management (on the software side) is out of their league."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well known name in the banking industry.

    Cons

    FICO's attempt to enter in the software/application development area is not on par with the competition.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to selling banking applications and get out of the application development space.


  6. "Great work, but a little bureaucratic"

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    Former Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Research in ML teams is fantastic.
    Coworkers are always helpful, and great to learn from

    Cons

    Because of geographical distance, sometimes, processes that should be minutes long take a few days to get handled.

    Advice to Management

    Have more open culture, reduce formalities. Employees are great at making it work - give them flexibility.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, remote work option

    Cons

    Significant cultural mindset that confuses "activity" with "progress"
    Under staffed, over worked resources, missing core business processes

    Advice to Management

    Get help. Bring in a third party to help drive business process improvement.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Its ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FICO full-time

    Pros

    Good learning for mid-layer

    Cons

    Very political and no work-life balance. Travels are horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce politics. Don't expect employees to work for 24*7.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good if you get the right team"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are in a smaller team with good management, it's great. But some of the bigger teams were known for "churn and burn" culture. Technology is exciting and was fun to work with. Vacation and work from home policy was really good.

    Cons

    The company tends to pigeon-hole you. In other words, you get a job and there is not much room for vertical or horizontal movement. 1-2 promotions in 10 years is considered growth. No real raises for most. Bonuses are just OK.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Don't just promote (or not promote) because of politics. Listen to your people when they tell you how they want their career to progress.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Project Management"

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    Former Employee - Project Management in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Management in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    - Horrific corporate culture
    - Pay raises non-existent
    - No proper venting of people for suitability in managerial roles
    - No commitment to employee development
    - Conduct quarterly employee surveys but pay no attention to results or means to address issues raised in the surveys - largely ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as more than a means to an end, and actually act like you appreciate them. That culture is non-existent today.


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