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ICF International Defense business area

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

I worked at ICF International full-time for more than a year

Pros

Strong ethics; recognition of strong performance with difficult clients; treat employees as people vice commodities

Cons

Declining US Defense Dept. contract values; some difficult clients

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Maintain current management style and ethics

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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    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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    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
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