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Challenging work on a day to day basis that provides growth opportunities

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA

I have been working at ICF International full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Work Life Balance, Leadership from Management

Cons

Salary is lower than competition

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase PTO

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    ICFI is like several mini companies, each with a handful of experts, and its own culture.

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    Current Employee - Principal  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Principal in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    ICFI is full of very smart people -- most at the top in their respective fields.

    Cons

    Although many lines of business intersect, group collaboration is rare and difficult. Furthermore, employees have little work/life balance; all employees (from entry-level to senior-level) take work home every night. Employees routinely eat dinner, and get back online, emailing and working from 7:30/8:00 pm until midnight or later. Communications continue regularly throughout the evening. Employees take laptops home nightly -- not just for proposals or urgent deliverables, but for routine work. Employees work no matter what is happening in their lives -- when their parent dies, their spouse is in labor, their home burns down, they are sitting on the beach on vacation, and so on. I have led proposals and tried to reassign writing assignments for co-workers who are having a family emergency, and they would not let me. If there is any unifying culture at ICFI, it's the lack of work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay low and mid-level employees more. Senior personnel (like me) are well compensated, but junior and mid-level staff are poorly paid. It's difficult to get a good raise or promotion. It takes too many years of low pay, and ICFI is losing good junior- and mid-level staff to BAH, Deloitte, and other firms that have better compensation. It's also nearly impossible to move around to different parts of ICFI. An internal candidate for an open position has no better chance than an external candidate. That's disheartending to employees and hurts retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    It is starting to feel like a slow decent into a company that wants to hire robots

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    Current Employee - Associate in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

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

    Pros

    Decent salary for starting position
    Decent benefits (dental, health)
    Never had to bring work home

    Cons

    Promotions are based on employee age, not on employee merit or skill
    No sick leave
    Employees that are stationed at contractor sites are at the mercy of the stakeholder's facilities (office space, parking, transit) and can get abysmal at times, with the company unable to do anything about it.
    Employees that aren't at the Fairfax VA location (HQ) aren't part of the ICF "culture"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove PTO and bring back sick leave
    Make working at ICF feel more like everyone working at a single company, not a confederation of companies that were merged together to create ICF

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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