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  • There have been complaints about a lack of respect for a proper work-life balance at FICO
  • The compensation for these roles is average compared to similar companies.
  • There have been many complaints about management being ineffective and inflexible.
Interview Process

The interview process for a software engineer at FICO takes 4 weeks on average.

Stage 1: Phone interview with hiring manager
The questions are about the candidate's programming experience, along with some technical questions.
Stage 2: Onsite interview
The questions are both about past experiences and projects as well as technical questions about Java concepts and data structures.

The interview process for a data scientist at FICO can take up to 3 weeks.

Stage 1: Technical phone screen
The phone screen consists of conceptual questions about machine learning and a coding challenge.
Stage 2: Onsite interview
The onsite consists of 3 technical and 2 behavioral 30-minute interviews, including a presentation. Technical questions are mostly conceptual questions about machine learning.

There is no data about the interview process for a product/experience/ux ui designer at FICO.

The interview process for a product manager at FICO can take from 3-5 weeks.

Stage 1: Phone screen with recruiter
Stage 2: Onsite interview
The onsite interviews are with the hiring manager and team. The questions are mainly behavioral and specific questions regarding the RUP process and writing product requirements.

Interview Questions
  • Knowledge of Java data structure concepts
  • Array manipulation and time complexity.
  • Run data partition queries in SQL server.
  • Questions related to DBMS and XML.
  • How would you delete a node from doubly linked list?
  • Find the difference between two dates.
  • What is Dependency Injection and how did you use it in your past project?
  • Java concepts and OOP concepts
  • What is object oriented programming?
  • Explain polymorphism.
  • Explain inheritance.
  • Does Java support multiple inheritance?
  • Assume someone has problems loading images on a page, how would you go about troubleshooting?
  • Walk through an algorithm for creating a major scale (in music) given a starting note.
  • Describe an independent side project.
  • What are some situations where deadlock would occur?
  • A puzzle on bitwise operation
  • Given a dictionary and a word, how would you find a set of anagrams from the dictionary? What are the optimization trade-offs?
  • What is hash code?
  • What is svm, logistic regression, sigmoid function?
  • Knowledge of Python libraries.
  • Given the word "pepper," what are the number of ways to create words (valid or not) using the letters in this word?
  • What is a distribution you may use to model data whose range of input values is [0, N]?

There is no data about the interview process for a product/experience/ux ui designer at FICO.

  • What experience do you have in writing product requirements and what product management methodology was used?
  • What do you see as the role of a product manager?
  • Give me some examples of what you see as emerging credit trends.
About FICO


Powering decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper.

Innovation: changing the game for us and for our clients. FICO has a 50+ year history of delivering industry-changing innovations, such as the FICO Score (the world's leading credit risk score) and our credit fraud solution, which protects more than 2 billion cards worldwide. Regardless of your role, you'll be encouraged and rewarded to 'think outside the box' in order to drive smarter decisions for FICO and its customers.

Teamwork: learn from the very best in your field. Whatever your field of expertise, you'll have the opportunity to work with seriously talented colleagues as we deliver the analytic advantage to the most successful companies around the world. Delivering real innovation for our clients requires collaboration across teams and geographies - which leads to a wealth of career building opportunities for our people.

High Performance: challenge yourself and reap the rewards of delivering results. We define our success by the success of our clients and that means delivering measurable results. At FICO, you'll be treated like the professional you are ' and you'll be rewarded for the value you deliver.

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