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"Great place to get started, get a good grounding of energy markets and deterministic modelling."

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Current Employee - Associate in Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Associate in Fairfax, VA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

High degree of learning, especially for the first two years. Experience valued by industry.

Cons

Can be buried by modelling and not develop market knowledge. No client interaction.

Advice to Management

Allow junior staff greater freedom. Focus on merit rather than tenure for promotions for senior management.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great Start, but don't stick around for long"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive beginning, Lots of support, educational opportunities, looks great on resume. You will learn a lot, and figure out how federal contracting works.

    Cons

    Early plateau, lots of pressure, no support from upper management, mandatory overtime. Don't stick around if you want to have a career in the DC federal sector.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on billable hours. Employee education should be an internal focus. Stop bleeding people dry at the start of their careers, otherwise no one will stick around for more than a few years.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to diversity of projects within the US and around the world. Opportunities to develop a range of skills. Lot of scope to shape your career path (specialise in a technical area or develop broad management skills). Merit-based performance environment.

    Cons

    Work life balance may be hard to manage. Possibility of being spread thin across projects. Pressure to grow can put undue pressure on employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to work-life balance of employees. Growth strategy appears to be motivated heavily by maximizing profit, versus assessment of whether it makes sense to grow in a particular area and consideration of employees' time and energy devoted to proposals. At the Line of Business level, it felt that growth was about meeting revenue targets.

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