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FICO Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Feb 5, 2020

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3.4
69%
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66%
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FICO CEO William Lansing
William Lansing
37 Ratings
  1. "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FICO for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company. Got to touch so many aspects of their software.

    Cons

    A lot of people seemed to not show up to work. No real office vibe. But my direct supervisor made it special with luncheons and coffee runs and general oversight.

    FICO2019-09-12
  2. "Lost in the woods"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They provide a good salary for most people

    Cons

    Management wants to do the correct things and move the software to a cloud SAAS offering but their platform is broken and the processes are undefined.

    FICO2019-11-15
  3. "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
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at FICO full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It used to be a friendly environment. My team had many cool projects to work on.

    Cons

    Since the company outsource starting from qa to modeling it turned south

    FICO2018-07-20
  5. 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
  6. "Awesome Company"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FICO for less than a year

    Pros

    Company culture is really awesome. A very good work-life balance. Everyone is very friendly.

    Cons

    Its really hard to know what exactly other people outside of your team is doing.

    FICO2016-09-27
  7. 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
  8. Helpful (9)

    "Stagnation and defeating"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time

    Pros

    - Most employees are intelligent and are good resources to enrich knowledge. - Interesting products. - Many office locations

    Cons

    The company has a real hard time understanding why they bleed talent. It's really not that difficult to understand. FICO does not give raises (even with stellar performance reviews) and rarely gives cost of living increases. The only time a raise will be given is if there is a promotion. FICO employs Glint surveys that highlight deficits in the company culture. This realization doesn't appear to impact any change. FICO is always in cost cutting mode. Employees feel they're always first on the chopping block. You can read in other reviews regarding layoffs, no pay increases, or bonus pools that aren't funded. Living in fear of job loss isn't a good feeling. This company simply doesn't get human motivation, which of course feeds back into morale and ultimately worker effort.

    FICO2015-12-04
  9. Helpful (17)

    "Great company if you live in Bangalore"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice office location Great coworkers Good compensation

    Cons

    I have seen a continual pattern of laying off in the United States and hiring in India for several years Management asked employees to go on Glassdoor and post positive reviews so that FICO had a better image. General consensus is that annual raises and annual bonus should be expected to be minimal Company does not support flex time and CEO has cancelled employee work from home

    FICO2015-09-08
  10. "Senior engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work place, good people to work with. Great boss

    Cons

    Less growth opportunities , feel little insecurity in job, proceed need improvement

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    FICO2015-08-02

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