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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Good science & tech people---but kept in a constrained box."

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    Lead Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    In the technical/scientific side, the intelligence and friendliness of most of the co-workers. Hiring for good personality (lack of aggressive arrogance) and high ability. Willingness to help and share. Few egotistical mainpulators I've come in contact with on my side. Science + tech types who get their job done well.

    Cons

    Internal computer support for scientific needs is woefully underdeveloped (hardware and software) far worse than even basic academic labs, much less a Yahoo or Google. Essentially they have no clue and no distinction between some random app-server and hard-core scientific cluster simulation. Continuous downscaling about what IT will support or offer or install, enforced centralization, and of course totally forbidding science or devel to administer their own systems & software installation (i.e. be root). See "advice to senior management".

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    Advice to Management

    CEO talks about how analytics are 'core' of company (indeed without modeling nobody would buy the mediocre software, except maybe Blaze---and that was acquired externally), but it still seems to be viewed --- or at least acted upon --- from the very top as just another random software company, which it isn't. Major new product upgrades/releases get designed and decisions made with hardly any of the scientific staff knowing what is going in or having any input, and as a result, most decision end up being made by software engineering, with all change driven around their needs. Modeling is often just a Where is the Chief Analytics Officer? Somebody with fundamental machine learning/modeling knowledge and the clout to drive long-term fundamental progress both from top-down ideas, and sponsoring individual scientist ideas (the "entry level" science is pretty good) to go from idea to product. Fundamentally, scientists seem to be ignored by the rest of FIC management / business except when there's a bug (either FIC's fault or client's fault) and clients are whining. They just plug models into the small, obsolete, box set up for them by the software development design. There is no communication from the FIC business side---most of the client partners seem to be inept in interaction and absent otherwise. Scientists don't even know whom to talk to about any specific client, and don't even know whom to ask. Many data problems come from client misunderstanding, but there is no push from FIC business to convince them to fix problems (as it would help the models they get). There is no communication whatsover about what features competitors have and that we might think about working/improving on---indeed no communication about what the names of the the competitors even are, except through informal grapevine and employee departures.

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    FICO2009-01-20
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manaqger"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work space. Good Benefits package.

    Cons

    Clumsy and un-managed management. Senior management doesn't know what line management is doing.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of your organization and what they are doing.

    FICO2016-11-03
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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a solid company but got lost along the way......"

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

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    * The employees are generally nice and helpful people. * The FICO name is still respected and good to have on your resume. * Overall friendly environment.

    Cons

    * Frequent layoffs and unreal attrition!! Many find a short-term career here and move onto better things. * Morale is low, as people are constantly afraid of getting laid off next time. Many employees are secretly seeking positions elsewhere and leaving before FICO can lay them off. * Extremely weak senior management * Unrealistic expectations are the norm, company-wide * Employee "motivation" is achieved via threats ("If you can't do it, we'll find somebody who can...") * No upward career progression possible if you are a Senior Manager or Director * Consistent layoffs of long-term, senior contributors still haunt company ... FICO does not value previous accomplishments or exemplary performance * Widespread executive arrogance - only they have the answers * Poor compensation practices - tiny or no salary increases year-after-year, even where performance ratings are High/Very High and bonus pool is fictitious * Bad compensation policy. Unorganized and short sighted management. Anyone who waves a dollar (promises revenue growth that is) at the CEO is taken into the executive team. * No long term thinking. No emphasis on the strong analytics that was the hallmark of Fair Isaac of the past. Only empasis on sales targets and earnings per share. The blame (and hence the layoffs) is passed on to the junior staff. * No bonus payout in years!!!! * Unrealistic expectations from some managers who don't believe in work/life balance. * Communication severely lacking in Finance and Accounting. * Employee morale is low and shows no signs of improving. San Diego salaries are low compared to the rest of the region. Company is so focused on sales that support functions are taken for granted.

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    Advice to Management

    Please communicate more effectively and treat employees like adults. Make collaboration between finance and accounting functions easier rather than keeping everyone in their silos. Create an environment of knowledge sharing. No more layoffs please......

    FICO2012-05-12
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Be very careful of who you may be working for."

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    Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FICO

    Pros

    Flex time, Nice offices, Public what they do (credit Scoring), co-workers are friendly

    Cons

    Uneven decision making by senior management, Middle management is not managed thus make very arbitaray decisions and senior management will not step in and correct poor decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of offices and talk to staff. Provide training to middle managers and follow up on expectations

    FICO2009-05-26
  6. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Its very good company for to learn more emerging technologies.

    Cons

    Senior Management activities are not good. Mostly they did politics among the employees but in onsite I have experienced with good management.

    FICO2019-11-21
  7. "Consulting exposure, too much work pressure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Client facing opportunities, advanced analytics exposure

    Cons

    Work pressure, senior management might be biased sometimes

    FICO2018-05-19
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Lead Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time

    Pros

    Some very good clients, Decent level of software products Flexibility Lots of travelling to client sites, although much of it in your own unpaid time Some good and smart colleagues who are friendly and helpful Exposure to various industries as you get to work on different projects

    Cons

    Role heavily time and revenue based and run on a very strict quarterly basis. Very frequent redundancies including high experienced resources. Poor no work / life balance, most often expected to work more than contracted hours Poor senior management who do not understand technology and project deliverable and therefore provide no support. Very Political and promotions are based on nepotism. Uncompetitive pay Resources are woefully overstretched and overworked working on unrealistic deadlines and travel schedule High labour turnover every quarter. Limited career development opportunities, no training or time to learn

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    FICO2017-10-06
  9. "Excellent Company to Work"

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    Current Employee - Solution Integration Engineer -II in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly .HR dept. is excellent.

    Cons

    Senior management is activities need some improvement.

    FICO2017-08-15
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company for freshers"

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    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company for freshers Flexible work timing Salary

    Cons

    Senior Management is direction-less No process in place Highly political work culture

    Advice to Management

    I doubt if there is any management at all

    FICO2017-01-12
  11. "DO NOT JOIN.!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All the time in the world to chill, start-up, getting new hobbies

    Cons

    Work, workplace, senior management, lowest appraisals in the market, Waste of time policies.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. Let good people take your place.

    FICO2015-07-04
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