Windows Desktop Engineer (Current Employee), Roseville MN – January 23, 2014
Daily processes: is creating SCCM packaging AutoIT or PowerShell to deploy packages for either upgrading existing software, installing new software or patching vulnerabilities.
Projects include: creating PCI compliant environments, Migrating Exchange to a hosted solution, and implementing high security Network communications by collaboration with Networking – more... team
Skills utilized: Widows Server management Creating Servers and Desktops in Virtual Environment (VM and Hyper-V) SCCM 2007 and 2012, Managing, Servers, Packaging, Distributions point, Scope and boundaries. Scripting in Powershell, VB, Basic, AutoIT Dealing with High level issues and finding company wide solutions to Vulnerabilities. – less
Fraud Analyst (Former Employee), Annandale, VA – April 15, 2013
Pros: plenty of free time, quiet office
Cons: gossip, negativity, remote manager
I moved to VA and started working at the Annandale location. My manager was based in TX and almost never came to the office. She was very negative about the senior manager on-site and tended to gossip and undermine everyone including the senior manager that was HER boss. We were coached on what to say/complain about during meetings to create an atmosphere – more... of negativity for everyone. So much drama created by one lady-especially since she created the drama over instant messenger most of the time.
I realized that this is not a position that has advancement potential. The constant tension between the TX-based manager trying to manipulate the local senior manager was really the worst experience I had-very unprofessional. No one seemed to talk about this but it was very obvious to me so I decided to look elsewhere.
The company also offered a work at home option for Fridays but took this day back from us explaining that the decision was "policy from above" despite the fact that our manager worked from her home every day in TX and failed to explain why the company allowed her to work from home.
Co workers were nice. Lots of free time-we weren't always busy. Many people surf internet or chat on cells during lulls since the manager is out of area. I found a better, more upwardly mobile position in DC with a substantial increase in salary with none of the weird politics @fico.
This would be an ok placeholder job to tide you over untill you find the real job you want elsewhere. This is not a place that will advance your career. – less
Facilities Operations Specialist (Former Employee), Arden Hills, MN – December 6, 2012
Pros: good people to work with
I was part of the Facilities team and helped orchestrate a major move of 3 offices to one location in Roseville, MN in November of 2012. I regret that the company was downsizing and I was a part of that reduction in force.
Senior Product Manager (Former Employee), San Diego, CA – April 12, 2012
Pros: offices for non-managers!
Cons: regular layoffs, reorgs, terrible bonus
Tons of busy work, incompetent middle management, no stability or sense of identity/purpose as an organization. Perhaps half of the work I produced was never used for anything, which was frustrating. The compensation was fair, slightly more than similar companies pay for the same role. Benefits slightly worse than similar companies. There was once an – more... intellectual tradition at FICO, but it seems to have been lost a long time ago. Most of the brain trust has already left (or has been laid off), and frequent cuts have resulted in the organization becoming executive management-heavy, with a skeleton crew underneath. – less