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Helpful (3)

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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Current Employee - Associate in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at ICF International full-time (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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for ICF International

  1. Helpful (10)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Principal in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ICF International full-time (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 Management

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ICF International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Leadership from Management

    Cons

    Salary is lower than competition

    Advice to Management

    Increase PTO


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