ICF International Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at ICF International in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Brought resume to career fair; received an email to submit application online the next week; received request to interview about a month later, had the interview a couple weeks later, and received the offer about two weeks after that.

    Interview was several hours (basically all day) - met with different staff, had lunch (paid for) with 2 employees; took 2 written question tests; received reimbursement for travel expenses

    Interview Questions
    • The written questions - they were pretty simple that it almost felt odd that they gave us so much time to complete them. I kept second guessing myself and thinking I was missing something.   Answer Question
    • Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at ICF International in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Job was posted on a listserve and submitted my resume online along with sending it over to the contact that posted the job. Got contacted by a recruiter asking for a writing sample got scheduled for an interview. Phone interview late afternoon and in-person interview the next morning. Met with 5 people during the interview. Regular behavioral questions, strength, weaknesses, travel, quantitative skills, what are you looking for in a job, difficult client, deadlines, time management.

    Interview Questions
    • The most interesting question was: what surprised you when you started working at your first job out of college?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ICF International in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got an email with some questions, went in for in person interview. Very easy. Got a call a few days later offering me the position. Twelve dollars an hour. Started with some training and then hopped into internship

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    better offer elsewhwere

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ICF International in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was approached by an ICF employee to discuss an opening with the company. I had interviews with middle management personnel at ICF headquarters and with the clients on client site. The questions from both interviews were largely focused on my previous experience and how it related to the work I would be doing for the client. I received an offer the day after my interview with the client.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered a lower salary than I had submitted, but received a sign-on bonus for the difference.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at ICF International in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Employee referral, which a couple weeks later got me a phone interview. A week later I was asked to come down for an in person interview, which consisted of four 30-minute one-on-one interviews and a 1.5 hour lunch. Questions were largely about my experience, why I wanted to work at ICF, what my career goals are. A few behavioral "explain a time when you learned ____" were thrown in the mix. Overall, it was conversational and pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Little wiggle room on salary. Not sure how it was for others.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at ICF International in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, a series of 1:1 interviews followed up by call with recruiter. Overall a smooth, quick process what was well organized. Received offer two days after interview

    Interview Questions
    • How did you handle a difficult work environment and how would you have handled it differently   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at ICF International in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my application online and was contacted by email a month or so later to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was only 15-20 minutes long and consisted of questions regarding location, interests, and long-term career goals.

    Two weeks after the phone interview, I received an invitation for an in-person interview at their main office, which was scheduled to be a week later. The day began with an introductory presentation about the company. There were about ten of us, and each interviewee was put in an unoccupied office. The interview process involved three separate interviews. Two of the interviewers were very casual and nice, but one was a nightmare. He asked unexpected technical questions, and he made hurtful remarks about my inability to answer one of his questions about cost benefit analysis.

    The interviews were followed by lunch with recently hired employees in similar positions. It went longer than expected. Lunch was followed by a brief tour of the building, but I had to leave early due to fear of missing my flight. My cab was taking its time getting there, and I awkwardly sat with other applicants waiting for cabs after they had completed the tour. I could have taken the tour while waiting and looked silly for leaving.

    Overall, it was not a positive experience. Needless to say, I did not get an offer, and they did not bother to follow-up and tell me that.

    Interview Questions
    • I had listed a climate law course on my resume. The course focused on the Kyoto Protocol and post-Kyoto negotiations. I was asked to place climate change mitigation strategies along a curve, comparing cost and effectiveness. I was unprepared for that.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Country Manager for DHS Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rockville, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at ICF International in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    ICF International brought me to their Rockville, MD office for an interview. Over 4 hours, I interviewed with 8 people. It was a bit intense, because they obviously wanted to maximize flying me down by meeting as many people as possible. Since the position for the DHS, I also had to analyze a DHS table and write a few paragraphs about my analysis.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewers were very intent on hearing about survey experience that I had. I have some, but at a much smaller scale than what they were looking for. I'm not sure what type of survey experience anyone could have that matches the DHS experience- ie: there are only so many large, national, population-based surveys.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at ICF International in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very long process - make sure to eat a large breakfast. I had 5 interviews, some were one-on-one, and some were group interviews. The final one was with my potential boss. Be prepared to connect your experience with the job description, which is very typical interview advice, but there were no unexpected curveballs here.

    Negotiation Details
    I received an offer near the top of my salary range, so I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA
    Interview Details

    Initially talked to them at an on-campus career expo, had a interview the next day with them. Then a few weeks later got a final interview at their corporate office. The corporate interview consists of a presentation and then an interview with 3 other individuals

    Interview Questions
    • Walk me through your resume starting your senior year in high school.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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