FICO "work life balance" Reviews | Glassdoor

FICO Reviews

Updated Feb 12, 2020

To filter reviews, or .

3.5
66%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
Approve of CEO
FICO CEO William Lansing
William Lansing
340 Ratings
  1. "Nice to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at FICO full-time

    Pros

    Worked with great people here... Work life balance

    Cons

    Pay not competitive with other companies

    FICO2017-05-31
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company - 50+ years old; Branded for today"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Classy individuals and some savvy executives who are generally positive and good people. Incredible cash cow in the Scoring business with several flagship product lines and analytic capabilities servicing the financial services industry which are robust resulting in incredibly strong cash flow. Continually reinventing and fine-tuning itself, FICO differentiates well and is sensitive to change market trends. It's recent scoring partnerships and marketing have launched the enterprise to a whole new level. In addition, while the transition to a SaaS business is not easy, a great focus and enablement of products for various industries and customers into the Cloud is well under way to prepare for the paradigm of today's customer preferences and scale for the future. Though the Company has been around for many decades, the management team and subject matter experts in the organization have prepared a successful business which has and will continue to be rewarded by Wall St.

    Cons

    Investment is at a premium. Revenue growth is low, single digits and thus the operating expenses are static year over year. You'll see a tepid investment strategy followed by a purge every 12-18 months. As an employee, there is a 5-10% job elimination and/or hiring freeze which creates a degree of instability. (this could easily show as a 'pro' if you are an investor) You'd like to see better communication across the enterprise in terms of strategy with clear goals stretched to each function. Related, resources are at a premium. Other companies have implementation, IT, or integration teams or dedicated functions to augment the operating teams. Leadership assumes a significant double-duty in terms of executing and process improvement which can create challenges on work-life balance. It's a testament to a strong leadership team, but the compromise is a challenged work-life balance.

    Continue reading
    FICO2017-04-27
  3. Helpful (10)

    "Crony Club. Musty, old school, & cliquish."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many smart people, acceptable work-life balance

    Cons

    Entrenched cliques, reactive, disorganized management, lackluster benefits, limited advancement, no team culture.

    Continue reading
    FICO2017-03-23
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Sr. Director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Leader in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation can be fair or above market value

    Cons

    no culture, no appreciation for their employees. CEO and Execs are all about themselves, Boy's club.Very little respect for work life balance.

    FICO2017-03-11
  5. Helpful (6)

    "NOT immigrant friendly"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics Consultant in San Rafael, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to many clients. Close to home if you live nearby work life balance is good for most people, though not everyone

    Cons

    Snail legal (both business and immigration). It's almost impossible to get a green cards thru FICO. They claim they sponsor green cards just to trick you to join, then suddenly bring out company rules that you never heard of during the hiring process to say that you have to wait in internal lines, which does not have an expected wait time at all. It's common to wait 3-4 years or even longer. Very last-century technology. As most old companies, they are slow to innovate if at all. People all APPEAR very friendly, but when you need them, you realized that they are really just all for themselves. The groups are in silo. I don't sense a collaborative culture or a common goal among employees. Poor health insurance. the lowest deductible is $3000-5000 (depending on individual or family)

    Continue reading
    FICO2017-02-13
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Worst Place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very talented people work here for FICO, free snacks available.

    Cons

    Compensation on the lower end, Medical insurance provided is not very good. Upper management does not care about employees.Absolutely no raise provided. No scope to improve yourself in the company to go to the next level. Poor work-life balance.

    Continue reading
    FICO2017-01-12
  7. "Lead Scientist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
     

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, nice people

    Cons

    limited opportunity to apply cutting edge technology

    FICO2016-10-27
  8. "Awesome Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to learn new skills"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work-life balance - Easy hours - A lot of opportunity to learn new skills - Interesting people

    Cons

    - No vision, culture, energy - lacks anything to be really excited about - Very little opportunity for upward mobility - Decisions are executive driven resulting in a lack of empowerment amongst employees

    Continue reading
    FICO2016-09-07
  10. Helpful (12)

    "Meh"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at FICO full-time

    Pros

    Free snacks, ok work-life balance, opportunities to learn if you are willing to take the reins and find them. My manager is great, but cannot speak for all management.

    Cons

    Expensive health care, compensation is on the low side, it's considered inappropriate to ask for a raise, tuition reimbursement on low side, many decisions (especially in terms of promotions) are made due to politics versus merit, minimal direction or feedback from management

    Continue reading
    FICO2016-08-16

Choose a different language and keep reading other reviews.

Found 153 reviews
</>Embed