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FICO Reviews

Updated Feb 12, 2020

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3.5
66%
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FICO CEO William Lansing
William Lansing
340 Ratings
  1. Helpful (10)

    "Rewarding work, intelligent colleagues, and moving towards more competitive salary"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    Depending on the team... FICO can be a fast-paced, challenging, rewarding place to work at. Work-life balance, kind of. In a nutshell: - a lot of opportunities for growth - exciting technology - yearly bonuses - tuition reimbursement (despite the claim in another review from VA, but it may differ for locations)

    Cons

    Sometimes work-life balance is non-existent, but you can't have it all; I'll take fast-paced + challenging. Salary is not competitive compared to other companies in the Silicon Valley as others have noted, but doing some research will show that base salary is above median.

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    FICO2015-02-21
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Exposure"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FICO

    Pros

    Very Good exposure to future technologies. Good learning experience.

    Cons

    Nothing as such. BEtter management will lead to good work life balance

    FICO2015-01-30
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work with smart and professional people"

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    Current Employee - User-Experience Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great projects, there are opportunities to work on innovative products Working with smart and interesting people Good work/life balance

    Cons

    No new career opportunities No pay raise Yearly cuts as management principles

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    FICO2014-10-22
  4. "Good learning experience, good products, bureaucratic environment though"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good products many of which are market leaders in their segment Analytics which are world class Smart people Decent work-life balance Not a very aggressive work culture Perks such as free soft drinks, snacks in office

    Cons

    Low hikes, No Bonuses in some years Slow growth Not enough transparency

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    FICO2014-08-29
  5. Helpful (8)

    "I've had a stable career at FICO working for interesting, recognizable clients which has made the work exciting."

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like working for FICO for the challenging clients with whom I've gotten to work. Always cutting edge technology has been utilized based upon the client solution and expectations. Because of this my skill set has always improved and I've been exposed to diverse software. The office culture has improved the last few years with a CEO focused on keeping talent rather than with layoffs. Flexible working hours are a benefit too for work/life balance.

    Cons

    Stingy with money for the working class employees. It's hard to keep up with the cost of living when during an annual review there is no raise given. Company policy states they don't believe in giving a cost of living increase. Ironically there always seems to be plenty of money for the executive leader's salaries, bonuses and stock options.

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    FICO2014-07-23
  6. Helpful (3)

    "On the Ball"

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    Current Employee - Intranet Support Lead 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hard working and very smart people Very flexible as far as telecommuting Excellent benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    A lot going on, senior leadership seems to be quiet Internal Communications in my opinion is not communicating enough

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    FICO2014-02-28
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Alright, if you don't care about your grown"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Hard to grow in this company, no matter how good or bad are you.

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    FICO2013-06-07
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Overall, a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many good people and you get to work on some interesting problems. The clients have been very good and you get to develop a good relationship with them. FICO has a good brand name and the work-life balance is great.

    Cons

    Slow to react to changing markets; Not many workplace perks compared to other Bay Area employers.

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    FICO2012-07-24
  9. "My Experience working for FICO"

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

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

    Pros

    Can't honestly think of any

    Cons

    Will push employees beyond their limits as long as profit is achieved Absolutely no work life balance You will be promised one thing at the interview but you will get something else once you join

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    FICO2012-07-31
  10. 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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    FICO2012-05-12

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