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"A great bunch of people, an indifferent corporation"

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Former Employee - Research Analyst in Calverton, MD
Former Employee - Research Analyst in Calverton, MD
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at ICF full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Decent salary and benefits
Focus on developing recent grads
Good people (in my division)

Cons

Many parts don't value technical work highly
Large company means you (individually) matter little to them
ICF is used to managing contracts, so technical work is often contracted out even when there is capacity in-house

Advice to Management

ICF has recently acquired a number of companies, including Kalibre, MACRO International, and others. The purpose for this is reportedly to increase technical capacity, but the organization within ICF is still not utilizing this capacity effectively. Working with different groups is often difficult.

Other Employee Reviews for ICF

  1. "Working for ICF"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ICF full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Overall a good company with good opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Having to pay for parking. Many layers of management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let newly acquired companies lose their corporate cultures


  2. Helpful (5)

    "A siloed company where everyone seems to be "out for him/herself" and no one wants to rock the boat"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good reputation, good work schedule

    Cons

    No help in career path/growth, it is all about the charge rate. Management seems to care just about sales performance which drives their bonuses. No interest in individuals or what they are doing and only seem to want to get involved when there are problems to "beat" people down.

    Advice to Management

    There is no cohesive culture nor a interest or willingness to work together across LOBs. Need to lead employees and care for their growth. When work dries out in a group, managers should be working hard to get employees involved in other groups so that there is not constant threat of being unbillable and being laid off. Recent collegue/MS/PhD hires seem lost as management is not involved in keeping them busy, helping them see their career, etc. It is too much about the individual person.

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