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Updated Feb 12, 2020

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3.5
66%
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89%
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FICO CEO William Lansing
William Lansing
340 Ratings
  1. Helpful (17)

    "Those insane layoffs you hear about? It’s real!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, good work-life balance, decent benefits although it keeps shrinking each year

    Cons

    Management only focused on bottom line, no culture to speak of, and did I mention the insane layoffs?

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    FICO2015-08-17
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Lead Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You can manage your time much easier than with other companies. Work from home when not traveling which provides a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Depending on the project you are traveling almost 100%. Compensation and manager reviews are not good.

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    FICO2015-07-29
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Soft recommendation"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    Excellent, talented co-workers Good vacation benefits for long term employees Interesting, challenging work Opportunities to work with a variety of technologies Work/life balance is generally respected

    Cons

    Over-focus on the bottom line leads to near annual layoffs of often excellent, talented employees Poor medical benefits Opportunities for advancement are limited Raises and bonuses are small or non-existent The review process forces management to lump most employees into the middle-level performer category

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    FICO2015-06-22
  4. Helpful (11)

    "Some good, some bad. Know what you are getting into"

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    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at FICO

    Pros

    Rank and file colleagues are helpful to one another. Some very smart people to learn from. Ability to work remote/flexible hours very helpful. Worked on newer, latest technologies - good learning opportunities and experiences if you're in the right groups.

    Cons

    No raises, despite performance or accomplishments. Difficult to move between groups for career development. Poor work/life balance - worked an awful lot of evenings and weekends to meet deadlines. Global team meant that meetings could be held at 11pm at night and a colleague could be working during the night to collaborate with offshore team members. This occurred too frequently.

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    FICO2015-05-26
  5. Helpful (9)

    "So Many Great Ideas, Such Poor Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart People, Great Ideas, Great Products, Good Work/Life Balance - Exciting place to work if you're on the right projects.

    Cons

    Poor Executive Leadership, Lack of Communication, Lack of Collaboration - Overall lack of communication form C-level leadership is frustrating - corporate strategy is not communicated or reinforced - this leads to very poor decision making

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    FICO2015-05-26
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent people without egos. Good work / life balance.

    Cons

    Does not have all the 'silicon valley' perks. Given the pleasant work environment, not very important.

    FICO2015-05-04
  7. Helpful (4)

    "14 Years and Still Going Strong!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Education Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Exceptionally intelligent colleagues working very hard on a regular basis, solving interesting and challenging business problems using data analytics.

    Cons

    Individuals must tightly manage their own work/life balance and take good care not to get caught up in a constant cycle of over-performance.

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    FICO2015-04-15
  8. "good company"

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     in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    good environment , work life balance is good, east to work with management

    Cons

    nothing that i can say

    FICO2015-04-27
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great work environment to work on interesting problems"

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    Former Employee - Analytic Science Lead Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Transaction Analytics team in San Diego is a mature group with a lot of smart people. There was opportunity to work on several interesting projects. The work - life balance was good. Management generally gave people opportunities to work on different things to help you grow as a scientist. The group is continuing to evolve internal processes to adopt more Big Data technologies, although the current development stack is not there.

    Cons

    Compensation is only average. Limited growth opportunities unless you make a significant contribution (e.g. patent / brand new process).

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    FICO2015-04-15
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excited to be part of Fico"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fico offers a wide variety of different technologies to work with and learn from has Fico has hands in a vast array of different fields. Team supports a lot and manger encourages to learn new things which is so exciting. work-life balance is so good. i love my job .

    Cons

    I don't think any

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    FICO2015-04-17

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