Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – August 25, 2015
I worked for ICF as a Federal Contractor. My contract was with the Regional Director of HHS. I performed a wide variety of administrative duties such as travel arrangements, maintaining the daily calendar, – more... scheduling meetings and lunches for all staff. The most enjoyable part of my job was coming into a work environment where all of the staff were hard-working, driven, and just really great to be around. I really enjoyed my job here. – less
Research Assistant (Current Employee), St. Louis, MO – August 18, 2015
Pros: Make own hours (depending on the job), plenty of available resources to help with your job
Cons: As a contractor a job may only last so long until your services are no longer needed
ICF International is a company that allows their workers to grow in their position while also learning the field that they are working in. ICF will provide you with plenty of resources to help you with – more... your job and then eventually allow you to take over and work on the project for yourself. The culture is very DIY, where co-workers can make their own hours (as long as they are not absurd) and they give you a task and entrust you with finishing that task in a reasonable time. There is a lot of trust within this company, very rarely do you have someone bothering you about where something is, I have never felt like I have had my co-workers breathing down my neck expecting my work to be done. The company culture is strong and very positive. – less
Opportunity to work across many projects, little advancement
Strategic Communications Associate (Current Employee), Fairfax, VA – July 2, 2015
Lower pay than it's competitors but a good place to start your career to gain experience. Difficult to advance without putting in many years. Hard working peers, but little support from top management and heads of divisions. The company's focus on acquiring new companies each year seems to detract from how much they put into their existing team.
HHS Office of the Director, Bethesda (Current Employee), Rockville, MD – July 2, 2015
Pros: Ability to telecommute
Cons: Dental Benefits were not as good as my previous company
A typical day at work involved interacting with clients, management, and co-workers. We had daily scrum meetings, planning meetings, client demos at the end of each three week sprint, sprint reviews, lessons – more... learned, and backlog reviews prior to each sprint. Recently trained in Visual Studio 2013 Premium. The class was Introduction to coded UI testing with Visual Studio 2013. The hardest part was so many simultaneous demands on the part of management, where we had to work continuously plus weekends without any recognition. The most enjoyable part was that the team worked very well together. – less
If your hoping to make a 'career' in this company.. DONT
OUTBOUND CALL AGENT (Former Employee), Martinsville, VA – May 20, 2015
Pros: decent hourly pay for this area
Cons: no communications between management and employees, can not count on the company to stick with what they tell you, no real benifit to working with or for this company
This company is for the 'company' and does nothing to motivate, encourage or reward the employees. They also do not stick with the agreements they make with their employees. I accepted a position in the – more... outbound call department with the understanding, head of HR was present at this time, that I could ONLY work daytime hours due to my transportation arrangement and not 3months after doing so I was placed on night time shift which caused an attendance issue and termination! I had worked for this company for a little over 3yrs and this is how they treated me, even received 'employee of the month and high production certificates and this is how they rewarded me. – less
Data Entry/Customer Service (Current Employee), Martinsville – May 12, 2015
This is a fortune 500 company which has Great International locations and career opportunities and they are always looking to hire. The locations you able to go depend on you experience and general knowledge. – more... The more documentation (diplomas and degrees) you can present the better. If you cannot present any of that - than like usually much, much hard work can land you a position you are looking for. Or the less favorable route....its all in who you know. Training is key right now as well as first and finals. – less
Energy Efficiency Intern (Current Employee), Atlanta, GA – May 4, 2015
Excellent company to work for! Throughly enjoy working with an excellent team of professionals. The company allows flexible schedules, and encourages team building exercises. The team works hard to reach the goals of the customers, and exceed those goals on a monthly bases.
easy job if you don't mind getting cussed out on a daily basis
Survey research (Former Employee), Martinsville, VA – April 22, 2015
Pros: sitting down all day, great breaks, good pay
Cons: very rare chance of getting benefits, mandatory weekends
The job was fun as far as researching projects you were on and preparing rebuttals for when respondents asked questions such as "why are you calling me 8 times a day?" I learned how to persuade people – more... to take surveys which is mentally challenging especially with non-cooperative people. Co-workers were great. There was a slim to none chance of getting any kind of benefits and weekends were mandantory, Progressing in the company is nearly impossible. – less
Computer Surveyor (Former Employee), Martinsville, VA – April 10, 2015
Pros: Office job.
Cons: Management sucked. Poor communication.
HATE HATE HATE working there. So unprofessional and unorganized management. I worked through a temp service n we were promised we would get hired on if we made production. Never did. And they fired us after their peak season.