ICF International

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No heart at ICF - but is that standard at government contractors?

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fairfax, VA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fairfax, VA

I worked at ICF International full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Policy types might find a home, but the culture is strange.

Cons

Senior execs must recruit people with personalities similar to their's, so the place is filled with young grads lacking social skills and others that have never left and grown comfortably with that atmosphere. They are making efforts to bring people together, but then those events are stodgy and weird. Eccentrics or actually anyone with a personality moves out quick. They just chase whatever is hot now and convince themselves they are holier than though. Climate change isn't paying the bills? move on. But then I guess that's the business.
Very low pay and they'll try to convince you that they have to be similar to a non-profit. Thought I had heard it all. This coming from a Senior VP at a publicly traded firm.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire people that you normally wouldn't. Shake things up and your smarter young grads will want to stay longer. Fire idiots quicker.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    best for recent graduates

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICF International

    Pros

    recent graduates that are lucky enough to get a job here will be immediately immersed into a number of projects - it's a great learning environment. The people are mostly dedicated and smart.

    Cons

    recent changes in benefits have created a less than ideal work environment. there is limited opportunity for professional growth once you have hit a mid-level career position. the tendency is to consider your worth to the group in terms of what you can do moving forward not in what you have accomplished. it can be difficult to balance work/home, some weeks and/or months are intense.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICF International full-time

    Pros

    - Good work environment
    - Advancement through your position
    - Laid back but when time comes to it, you need to get the job done

    Cons

    - Pay is on the lower end in comparison to other jobs with the same tasks.

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