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ICF International Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.0 251 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

ICF International Chairman and CEO Sudhakar Kesavan

Sudhakar Kesavan

(137 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company does let you have a work life balance, but only if you consistently defend it(in 26 reviews)

  • Knowledgable and friendly co-workers; ability to work from home is a huge plus(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • There can be demands on time so work-life balance can be a challenge(in 22 reviews)

  • Furthermore the entire company is geared towards benefiting upper management(in 10 reviews)

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    Good place

    Analyst (Current Employee) Fairfax, VA

    ProsPeople are nice. Time is flexiable

    ConsThe commuter benefit could be improved

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company, setting, people, opportunity.

    Mapping Technician (Former Employee) Sacramento, CA

    ProsGood pay, benefits, people. There are many opportunities for continuing education, mobility in the company. Since it is such a large company there is a lot of stability. Many sectors of consulting work results in diversity which makes for a great workplace. I would highly recommend this company to a friend or colleague.

    ConsI had to commute to downtown Sacramento- not really a con all things considered....I suppose that if I really had to choose the decorating was sparse in the office. Since this is the downside I would say that this is a great company. I only wrote this because I had to fill the space. No cons, seriously.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. I was very happy with working there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Really good, diverse company!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, office space, range of work.

    ConsBetter range than depth in some areas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience, environment and future

    Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat base pay
    Benefits are on par with industry
    Very diverse company with growth in multiple industries and countries

    ConsDental insurance from MetLife sucks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Take very good care of their people.

    Vice President (Former Employee)

    Pros40 hour work week, excellent compensation package, upward mobility, interesting work, open and transparent upper management

    ConsThe culture depends on the manager, and I left when I got a new one who was not qualified. He is still there, successfully managing up (darned Peter Principle). For higher level positions, the bonus structure is top down, not bottom up (every year my team got screwed).

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to make more employees shareholders... overhaul the AIP system... it is currently an anti-incentive program.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A pleasant Internship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsI was hired as an intern at the aviation branch for the summer. What they do is very interesting, and most people would enjoy working there. The staff there worked perfectly well as a team. Some of them fly around all the time, and whenever they are back, they greet everyone warmly. They love the job, and work hard. Filled with this positive energy, the office space become a welcoming place.

    ConsDue to the nature of this aviation consulting business. A lot of the members of this branch are traveling most of the time. So it kinda feel like a little empty once in a while as a intern. But I think it will be great to work as a consultant there, for you get to visit interesting places around the world.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe some coffee time, or lunch time might keep the energy going.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Data Collection Specialist

    Data Collection Specialist (Current Employee)

    ProsThe position allows the employee to think independently, and set own work schedule to suit availability. Coworkers (both supervisors and peers) are happy, upbeat, helpful and always just a call away. The dress is usually business casual. The company is eager for the employee to successfully show a professional image. Questions are quickly answered, supplies sent as soon as requested. The training for the position was intensive but held in a great tourist location. When there was time, there sites were within walking distance.

    ConsIt is a temporary position (which can be a pro).
    Company email often had links that would not work since just contracted employee. During training the unusable links caused problems with onboarding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe entire study was explained at the beginning of training, but a more specific outline of the position would be helpful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Rewarding!

    Manager (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsStrong and supportive corporate culture.

    ConsIf you are not interested in hard work and long hours (although you will be well compensated) this isn't a company for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rewarding most of the time.

    Analyst (Current Employee) Fairfax, VA

    ProsGood work-life balance, culture promotes good quality work, reasonable workload and diversity of projects, flexible to family and student life

    ConsMotivation of the staff varies greatly, few opportunities or incentives for junior staff to gain management or business development experience, mission and culture keeps staff more than compensation and benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementOverly reliant on specific contracts; culture and structure restricts flow of ideas, skills, and skews compensation based on talent and workload across service areas at all levels

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart, collaborative people who work on good causes

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Fairfax, VA

    ProsSmart people, real attention to following and improving processes, great work on good and important projects.

    ConsThere are no cons in particular. :-)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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