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Can be a good opportunity if you're proactive and look for new work internally.

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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

It's a huge company doing project work in just about every sector, so opportunities to switch jobs are pretty good. As a current employee, they've really improved access to other jobs opportunities for current employees by creating an internal job search site that puts you in touch with the recruiter.

Cons

Working hard to grow the company, but in some ways by nickel and diming the employees. Benefits have decreased twice in the past year. If you want a significant promotion or salary increase, you need to apply for a new position within the company. If you're on a project that either ends or is not won back, which happens a lot in project work, you can pretty much bank on being laid off. There's very little effort to help you find new work. Or if you're not 100% billable, don't trust that your job is secure. It's very common for employees to network internally to find enough work to remain billable and to secure their jobs. It can create a stressful work environment.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for ICF International

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at ICF International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Bright and motivated employees (especially at the junior level)
    - Diverse work and industry exposure
    - A lot of learning opportunities for junior employees
    - Projects can speak very well on resumes

    Cons

    - Low compensation
    - Tendency to get pigeonholed
    - Poor metrics for performance evaluation
    - Poor support structure and flat learning curve for mid-level employees (bottom-heavy organization)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Needs a more clear employee development path.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at ICF International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are some great people to work with. Telecommuting options are great.

    Cons

    Salary distribution is not clearly defined, or managed properly. Salary increases are not commensurate with promotions. Growth opportunities are there, but not much is offered to motivate employees to grow, or stay with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The career matrix is defined for how to move up with a job title, but nothing is defined in terms of salary ranges for each position. More employee growth would be encouraged if there was more benefit to the employee than a new job title and more responsibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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