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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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

Other Reviews for ICF International

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Menial, underpaid work, with little opportunity for advancement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in work schedule; ability to telecommute when needed; some ability to choose projects you want to work on

    Cons

    Little to no opportunity to advance as junior staff; low pay (relative to competition) and low annual raises; minimal vacation time/PTO; few training opportunities for younger staff (this is not "billable" work); LOTS of tedious, boring work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase PTO and emphasize need to train and retain more junior staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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