ICF International

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4 people found this helpful  

Great Start, but don't stick around for long

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Former Employee - Associate in Alexandria, VA
Former Employee - Associate in Alexandria, VA

I worked at ICF International full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Positive beginning, Lots of support, educational opportunities, looks great on resume. You will learn a lot, and figure out how federal contracting works.

Cons

Early plateau, lots of pressure, no support from upper management, mandatory overtime. Don't stick around if you want to have a career in the DC federal sector.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop focusing on billable hours. Employee education should be an internal focus. Stop bleeding people dry at the start of their careers, otherwise no one will stick around for more than a few years.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Interesting projects, but little reward.

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting projects with high profile clients.

    Cons

    While racking up overtime to complete insane deadlines on an understaffed project you end up with very little in rewards. Bonuses for your hard work are almost non existent at the lower employee levels. Career advice is also extremely sparse for lower level employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good stepping stone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at ICF International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to diversity of projects within the US and around the world. Opportunities to develop a range of skills. Lot of scope to shape your career path (specialise in a technical area or develop broad management skills). Merit-based performance environment.

    Cons

    Work life balance may be hard to manage. Possibility of being spread thin across projects. Pressure to grow can put undue pressure on employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to work-life balance of employees. Growth strategy appears to be motivated heavily by maximizing profit, versus assessment of whether it makes sense to grow in a particular area and consideration of employees' time and energy devoted to proposals. At the Line of Business level, it felt that growth was about meeting revenue targets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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