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ICF Overview

Fairfax, VA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (ICFI)
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists ... Read more

Mission: At ICF, our mission and vision define who we are and how we work with each other, with our clients, and in our communities. These enduring principles lead to outstanding solutions for our clients and lifelong careers for our employees.

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Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#89)

Company Updates

  • Our team recently spent time on the San Joaquin Delta in Sacramento, safely capturing and relocating predator fish to allow juvenile Chinook Salmon and Delta Smelt (both endangered species) to thrive in the river. Check them out!

  • This week, we launched ICFNext, your new global engagement & experience transformation partner! ICFNext brings together 1,700 creatives, communicators, strategists & technologists to continue serving the public & private sector. You’ve probably seen our work before. Popular consumer brands, government agencies, hotels and travel agencies... You name it, we’ve been there.

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    Discover how ICF Next's marketing, communications, and digital expertise solves business challenges by reading our case studies. Contact us for your custom solution.

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ICF – Why Work For Us?

You Will Make Big Things Happen

At ICF, you have more than a job. You have a career; a mission.

Some people dream of changing lives, strengthening communities, broadening their perspectives, or shaping history. ICF employees do this every day. Government and commercial clients rely on ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that create profound impact – locally and globally.

If you seek to make a difference in the world and solve clients’ most complex problems, then join us at  

We obsess over every detail, whether we’re providing strategic planning, program implementation, analytics, digital transformation, or engagement and outreach services.

We thrive on unconventional intelligence, applying specialized expertise – and passion – to industries spanning health, energy and transportation, as well as government agencies in the United States and Europe.

Spanning the globe with more than 5,000 employees, ICF is diverse in every way. We are business analysts and digital strategists. We’re policy specialists and creatives. We’re researchers, social scientists and data specialists. We have 67 offices representing 80 nationalities and speak more than 75 languages.

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ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

We come from different fields. Different backgrounds. Different countries. But our people have this in common: a passion for making a positive impact on the world.

At ICF, we minimize environmental footprint and maximize philanthropic handprint!

The team in London, UK recently trained for the Blenheim Triathlon, supporting Blood Wise UK

The ICF Olson team organized a Back to School drive to collect art supplies.


Our employees represent a wide range of experience, education, and ethnic backgrounds. 

We cultivate the skills and goals of our talented people, serve our clients with integrity, protect the planet, and support our communities. In our commitment to being a good corporate citizen, we are helping to shape a better world.


We don’t just set ambitious goals for our clients; growth begins with our people. We cultivate a unique environment that empowers you to take charge of your career and realize your full potential. We offer many ways for you to thrive in your career and achieve big goals:

  • The Learning Institute provides 24/7 access to more than 300 courses, as well as access to our partner organizations, Skillsoft and Microsoft. With live sessions, virtual instructor-led offerings, self-paced online training, and simulations, the Learning Institute is available to ICF employees from day one. Courses range in focus, from project management to business growth and strategy to market-specific topics.
  • The Education Assistance Program provides tuition reimbursement for required courses to obtain a college degree (associate, bachelor, master, doctorate), professional certification, or individual work-related coursework outside of ICF.
  • The Publication Reward Program supports and awards employees for publishing materials. You can find our employees featured in publications like:
    • Clinical Social Work Journal
    • Annals of Epidemiology
    • Georgetown Journal of Internal Affairs
    • Public Utilities Fortnightly
    • EuroBiz
  • Membership Reimbursement is available to professional organizations whose mission aligns with ICF's and whose offerings help further your professional expertise.
  • The Mentor Connect program matches employees for individualized mentoring to help share and build knowledge, skills and relationships across ICF.

ICF commits to supporting our people on life’s journey. We provide the resources and comprehensive benefits you need to manage your physical, financial and life along the way. To view the benefits we offer in the countries we operate in, visit

How do we help brands stay ahead in an increasingly complex marketing world? Quite simply: We think like people.

 ICF has built one of the largest full-service digital and marketing services agencies in the world. ICF Olson is a customer experience agency providing a full range of services, including loyalty and customer relationship management, public relations, social media, advertising, application development and digital transformation. And we don’t just dabble in these services; we excel at them, having been named a “leader” in Loyalty and CRM (Forrester Research), PR Agency of the Year (PR Week) and Adobe Marketing Cloud’s Partner of the Year (Adobe).

 Find your place at ICF Olson, where we deliver world-class solutions for our clients through culturally relevant ideas, personalized deliverables, influence and activation, and digital experiences that connect people.

 Some of our notable clients include:

  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
  • Amtrak
  • MillerCoors
  • Wrigley
  • Belize Tourism Board
  • Bauer
  • Kraft Heinz

The ICF Olson office in Minneapolis, MN

ICF Olson team on Employee Appreciation Day

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    ICF is a premier consulting organization that values people, is committed to sustainability, fairness, and work-life balance. The company's projects create opportunities to work on the leading challenges of our day.


    Consulting requires a tolerance for uncertainty, a flexible and can-do attitude, and a resilient and persistent work ethic. But ICF provides one of the more stable and sane work environments for consultants to grow and thrive in.

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ICF Interviews



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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at ICF (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in March 2018.


    Applied through a referral. Very relaxed interview process with an initial telephone screening followed by an onsite interview with the team. Got an offer after two weeks of the final interview.

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ICF Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
  • America's Best Midsize Employers, Forbes, 2017
  • Forbes Best Management Consulting Firms,, 2017
  • Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity,, 2017
  • PR Week Ranked as Second Largest Communications Firm in US; 15th Globally,, 2017
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