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An opportunity to gain experience, but not to grow

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Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

I have been working at ICF International full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Work at ICF is varied and can be very exciting.

Cons

Contract assignments are generally dependent on certifications and friendships with project management. There is not much support to grow your career except from project experience.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop pretending that changes to benefits and work/life balance are for any other reason than to maintain profitability, and then be willing to negotiate with your most talented staff, especially when it comes to promotions and salary increases.

Recommends
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No opinion of CEO
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  1. Interesting potential, but difficult to create internal opportunity.

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Its a large company, with many different areas of activity, highly qualified expertise and a decent reputation. They are active in sustainability, environmental issues, and energy, all of which are important job growth areas.

    Cons

    The company has grown very quickly, has no soul, and is primarily concerned about the bottom line, even at the expense of its core asset - its employees - particularly as a consulting firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tune your attention to creating value within the firm, as well as for clients. Too many mid-level and senior staff are leaving the company because they don't feel valued,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good broad range of project experience, somewhat difficult to move up

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sherman Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    Get to work on a broad range of projects, (mostly) smart people. Pays reasonably well. Good opportunities to pursue the type of work you enjoy.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up, the need to sell yourself within the company in order to maintain utilization, lack of mentoring/management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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