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ICF Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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ICF Chairman and CEO Sudhakar Kesavan
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  • Not always good work life balance (in 44 reviews)

  • hours and expectation that junior staff stay late (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Company Policies"

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    Current Employee - Biologist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Biologist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ICF full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Flexibility. Really great working environment

    Cons

    Hard to move up the ladder


  2. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICF full-time

    Pros

    analytical, smart ppl. lear a lot

    Cons

    hours and expectation that junior staff stay late

    Advice to Management

    respect employees time

  3. "PM Energy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always busy, very talented people, great culture.

    Cons

    Too much weight on being billable to the point it hinders innovation. Little time to brainstorm.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the competition.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "ICF"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ICF full-time

    Pros

    ICF is a horizontally matrixed organization and strives hard to keep it that way. Culture is a team spirit across the different lines of business. Company is willing to recognize people who go above and beyond their job description.

    Cons

    I have worked for this company for 2 years and have found nothing at this time to disparage.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "ICF under-pays"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, great industry experience, and a very professional environment.

    Cons

    The job title research assistant is demeaning. No other company in consulting would disprespect and disregard the hard work their junior level staff do. I work directly with clients all the time. There’s no incentive to stay at ICF when you know your next level is only as an analyst, and that your “raise” will keep you living paycheck to paycheck. ICF can’t expect to recruit top talent from reputable institutions with its starting pay. I can hardly pay my student loans and live in a place that’s close enough to work, never mind save money. There’s no way to get a substantial pay raise. When managers want me to work overtime I’m very tentative to say yes and when I do I’m not happy about it because I’m already underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Change job titles.
    Pay your staff a fair salary.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Newly Hired!!"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a new hire, the process was very “non stressful”.
    The on boarding process and the Human Resources Team, Recruiter and Supervisors are very helpful and keep you informed of every step along the way. What a great job!!

    Cons

    No cons for this employer!!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!!


  7. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ICF full-time

    Pros

    • Excellent work environment.
    • Highly skilled and educated staff.
    • Fun, challenging and exciting projects.

    Cons

    None that I have seen.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Seamless , professional and super efficient !"

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    Current Employee - Aviation Operations Research Analyst in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Aviation Operations Research Analyst in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The recruiting and on-boarding process was incredibly efficient. The entire process has been seamless and you and your team have been amazing. I am really impressed with the quality and overall efficiency of the on-boarding, IT support and training. The attention to detail and personal support has been great and made me feel welcome and supported the entire time.

    Cons

    No cons at all. The experience has been terrific.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. "LOVE working for a company and with people who are making the world a better place"

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    Current Employee - Strategist in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Strategist in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ICF is full of amazing stories....people who are changing the world in each disaster - whether natural of man-made. The more I learn about the breadth of good work, the more proud I am.

    Cons

    None I've come across yet. And, I'm pretty observant.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being a for profit company that conducts business like a non-profit. Please keep that spirit that ICF was founded on alive - it make the work all that much more rewarding.


  10. "The Beginning"

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    So far the people I have dealt with have been very helpful, thorough, and forthcoming with any updated info for deployments. It way too early to know a better outlook since I'm only had communications for the past 6 weeks.

    Cons

    Too early to comment on any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate as much as possible with prospective and current employees


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