ICMA RC

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ICMA RC Reviews

Updated February 9, 2015
Updated February 9, 2015
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great work life benefits but not much else

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

    I have been working at ICMA RC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Transportation subsidy for metro helps with commuting costs. Employee benefits such as healthcare and wellness are good. Employee match on 401 is 50% on first 6%.

    Cons

    The compensation is not progressive and does not consider the cost of living in the area. The perception that titles are more important that developing your employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to appreciate the diverse group of individuals you have and focus on rewarding them for their contributions. Consider being open to input form all levels of employees when considering cutbacks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding but Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investor Services Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Investor Services Representative in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at ICMA RC

    Pros

    The vast amount of benefits packages along with employer matching contributions are good .they offer up to 6%.Team RC is another huge bonus that is paid out the following march.

    Cons

    Incompetent VPs that are not aware of changes industry changes such as the recent IRS rule on Rollover. Lack of regular meetings where tactics to deal with issues such as these could be addressed.

    Outdated market strategy need I to be updated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time in your offices and spend genuine individual time wuth reports to Authentic.huge disconnect between field and home office

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company with Good Work Life Balance

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

    I have been working at ICMA RC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees are paid well and good comp structure that rewards results. Excellent work life balance and do their best to promote talent from within company. The workers make this company great!

    Cons

    Biggest challenge is disconnect between field staff and headquarters staff. Both seem to be on separate pages. Managers range from excellent to mediocre.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the field team and headquarters team on the same page. Keep up rewarding hard work from within and always maintain the great work life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company if you are fresh out of college or have a family and need a paycheck!

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

    I worked at ICMA RC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone gets a bones no matter how little you work. If you work in a low pressure non client facing area you may have a manager who offer working from home or flex schedule.

    Cons

    Most managers treat employees like children. They can be really inflexible with sick leave and vacation and some places offer no work-life balance options even though the recruiters will tell you the company supports it. Be prepared for multiple lengthy interviews, they will have you come in three times for several hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the difference between a manager and a leader. As a professional I expect to be treated like an adult. Don't lecture and don't talk about how we all have to pitch in during the hard times but you leave at 4pm everyday. Learn how to receive feedback, you don't become perfect because you were promoted to manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very static environment

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

    I have been working at ICMA RC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    In the upper echelons of the company, pay is excellent.

    Cons

    For the majority of positions, however, HR makes sure the salaries are in the lower regions of the salary bands, and they grow at a glacial 3% a year regardless of performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There must be a focus on individual talent, ambition, work ethic, etc., instead of treating all employees as drones (yes, this takes extra effort). Good workers must be compensated appropriately and allowed to advance when appropriate. HR needs to follow the lead of the core employees in hiring decisions instead of dictating who gets hired and at what salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Entry level environment

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

    I have been working at ICMA RC full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Lots of great benefits

    Cons

    Growth could be a little slow because of low turn over rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfying 8 years with company

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

    I have been working at ICMA RC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ability to engage in consultative sales in the field; work from home and be compensated well. Allowed to be fairly entrepreneurial and in control of your own schedule. Mission based culture is advantageous to clients and leads to strong trusting long-term relationships with clients and participants.

    Cons

    Relatively small company lacks a lot of upward mobility paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should solicit more input from line associates when developing policies and strategies. Some of their decisions indicate their disconnect with real life in the field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Industry Leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales (Outside) in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Field Sales (Outside) in Washington, DC

    I have been working at ICMA RC full-time

    Pros

    Competitive Products, Salary and great benefits. All field associates have excellent relationships with clients making job much easier to manage with large territories

    Cons

    Internal Management difficult to work with, demanding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    undercover CEO episode in the making

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Services Division Rotational in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Client Services Division Rotational in Washington, DC

    I have been working at ICMA RC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    location, location, location. 401(k) match is generous , salary is slightly higher than the nearby regional competitors, some day soon hopefully the benefits package will include three new benefits with the first being a child day care program either onsite or 1/3 to 1/2 of the cost reimburse dependent upon feasibility study

    Cons

    common sense intermediate management practices poorly executed lacking accountability that trickles down thru the ranks being mimic at the associate level due to highly paid under qualified mid-level to upper management leadership unable to lead without fear of lawsuit creating this environment ripe for an under cover CEO episode

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All levels of management should be required to take multiple leadership courses down the street at Georgetown Continue Studies Campus and grammatical/accounting courses across the street at UDC in addition to distance learning course hosted online by outside educators. The downstairs cafe lease needs to not renew and go out for a competitive bid since their food prep has become questionable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Oversaw Sales & Service for 800 cities in 4 states

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICMA RC full-time

    Pros

    working from home, freedom & flexibility, and selling a product that has no load, no sales charge investments

    Cons

    Company is changing focus from non profit to more of a sales and profit making organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is a tapestry of diversity and do not allow the new sales focus to destroy the mission based organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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