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Updated February 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and upward mobility (in 8 reviews)

  • Great mission and great colleagues (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Relatively small company lacks a lot of upward mobility paths (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work - challening times - but they are facing them head on"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I have worked with have been very respectful, helpful, and caring. Compared to my previous companies, less politics.
    Very good benefit program. They put like 10% to my 401K every year and I believe the bonus will be a good percentage of my salary as well.
    Commitment to success - there are a lot of challenging things happening in the industry, but I am very hopeful as I see all the signs that ICMA-RC is doing all they can to face those challenges head on.
    Very diverse group of people.
    Great location - right next to Union station, this is big for me

    Cons

    There are tons of changes in the industry with a lot of competition; therefore, there are a lot of changes happening at ICMA-RC - this could be challenging to some people.

    Not too much fresh leadership coming from outside at Senior Manager, Director, VP levels. I believe this could cause stagnation, and complacency, and the less likelihood to continually improve processes, which is needed for great customer service. However, recently a new VP was brought in that I do believe is helping to raise the standards.


  2. "Retirement Plans Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retirement Plan Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Retirement Plan Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ICMA-RC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Overall a good group of people to work with if you're out in the field.

    Cons

    A high level of incompetency in the home office.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Managing Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission helping public sector employees solve retirement problems. Rank and file workers were good to work with; dedicated, hard-working, caring.

    Cons

    Management is isolated from the rank and file and operates in a different sphere. Seems to be unaware or uncaring regarding the needs of the average worker. Resources necessary to accomplish job were often scarce. The organization is a sales organization even though it is not-for profit. This was not well understood and affected the acquisition and retention of business.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize what the organization is and apply it to the mission. Don't be afraid of the sales culture, simply "sell" it to the clients with the help of the staff under you.


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  5. "Good Internship Opportunity"

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

    Pros

    Very professional work environment. So many training sessions are on offer. Good pay for an internship. Case competitions are available to help build team spirit.

    Cons

    Some department do not seem to have enough time to take interns through the paces. It's understandable that experienced associates are normally swamped but it also doesn't pay to have an intern trying to figure out what to do next.

    Advice to Management

    Management reign in on how every department conducts the internship program. They should also try harder to employ from their interns.


  6. "Solid Company with Great Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ICMA-RC is not a huge company compared to others in the retirement space but they are a solid organization with a clear mission and detailed strategic plan for future growth. Salaries are commensurate with the industry norm and they provide excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Many staff members in senior level roles have been in place for many years making upward mobility more difficult. That being said, it is a testament to the organization that so many of their employees, both senior level and below) have been with the company for so many years.

    Advice to Management

    Continue strides made under current CEO, Bob Schultze, in sharing information with employees and broadening communications both internally and externally.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Awful"

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

    I worked at ICMA-RC full-time

    Pros

    The Benefits are the only pros...

    Cons

    Too many to least just look for a new opportunity...

    Advice to Management

    Corporate Culture


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Going Out of Business Soon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are an executive you will be paid like a prince.
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Poor back dated technology
    Manual processes for everything
    Soul crushing work load
    Absolutely no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying yourselves and invest in hiring people and invest in the business.

    ICMA-RC Response

    Dec 15, 2016 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

    ICMA-RC is strong financially and currently positioning itself for long term growth and sustainability. For more than 40 years we have focused on providing retirement security to the public sector ... More


  9. "Audit Summer Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great company to work with. Very nice colleagues. You can learn a lot from the work and people.

    Cons

    Located in DC area, the traffic is terrible during the peak time.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Retirement & Health Plan

    Cons

    Bad management, no back office support, pay structure changes constantly, no job security, tech issues, financial issues

    Advice to Management

    Toxic environment


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Meh"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ICMA-RC full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are easy to get along with and it's a very laid back environment.

    Cons

    Direct managers in client services lack communication and some are very incompetent. Senior management can't seem to realize the need for a brokerage account. I see this company being phased out by the bigger companies. Also, salary is very minimal, especially in a city like Washington.



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