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Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Fairfax, VA

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

Pros

there are many opportunities to learn new skills, and your power to learn is what they are hiring.

Cons

The work you will have to do will be mundane and possibly very dry. Many complain of being overworked and underpaid.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hypocrits Make Poor Employers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at ICF International part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Potential for being a company that would be wonderful to work for ... if only they practiced what they preach. But, they don't.

    Cons

    The company management is deceptive at best, it's very hard to say that they are worthy of the pats on the back that they give themselves. What started out as a great place to work for, ended up as a path strewn by rotten meat and along they way it began to stink more and more. Management was lazy and deceptive. Rarely do they answer questions or provide guidance, and professional development is (although stated as being an important perk when the job is initially offered) is reserved for their own padded pockets. The average Joe (and Jane) is useless to them and they are treated below par. I have worked in far lesser professionally-inflated environents than ICF, have have found the managers to be far greater than these folks. While it may be attractive initially to take on a job at ICF, I would continue to keep an eye out for something better (and an eye on your ICF manager to make sure they are not stabbing in the back).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a sense of honesty and do what you are paid to do -- and that shouldn't include stabbing employees in the back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great bunch of people, an indifferent corporation

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  Calverton, MD
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Calverton, MD

    I worked at ICF International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits
    Focus on developing recent grads
    Good people (in my division)

    Cons

    Many parts don't value technical work highly
    Large company means you (individually) matter little to them
    ICF is used to managing contracts, so technical work is often contracted out even when there is capacity in-house

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ICF has recently acquired a number of companies, including Kalibre, MACRO International, and others. The purpose for this is reportedly to increase technical capacity, but the organization within ICF is still not utilizing this capacity effectively. Working with different groups is often difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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