ICF International

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Strong public-sector consulting firm with some flaws

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Manager
Former Employee - Senior Manager

I worked at ICF International full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Solid presence in many areas of government consulting; particular strengths in energy and environment. Diverse and skilled staff. Still small enough to be relatively agile.

Cons

Compensation is on the low side. Practices are managed separately without adequate cross-departmental collaboration, which really hurts ability to go after the increasingly complex contracts that government agencies are putting out. Staff are expected to do the heavy lifting on business development without adequate resources. Frequent business acquisitions mean often incompatible systems and culture conflicts.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Empower lower-level staff to take leadership roles commensurate with their talents and abilities.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A billion dollar company that operates like a corner lemonade stand.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at ICF International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company does let you have a work life balance, but only if you consistently defend it.
    Otherwise I have little else positive to say about my time at ICF.

    Cons

    Treats employees like individual piggy banks via a consistent delay in paying salaries, expenses, and benefits even breaking with their own policies to achieve incremental float.
    Poor leadership
    Uninspiring leadership
    Poor office culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    File for Chapter 7 tonight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Laid-back but low-pay and no-culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant/Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant/Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    People are easy to work with, good work-life balance, lots of different areas to gain experience in, telecommuting

    Cons

    Zero office culture, no career advancement opportunities (esp. for junior staff), major emphasis on "billable hours," very little in the way of training/career development, pay is relatively low....basically, senior management doesn't care about their workers enough to motivate them to do good work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your junior staff and make an effort to keep them there! (And at very least, by the time you don't want them anymore they'll have the skills to get hired elsewhere...)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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