Not a good place to work if you want any job security
Senior Associate (Former Employee) – Fairfax – May 8, 2013
ICF has changed a lot since it went public. It is no longer a company that cares about the growth of its employees, just its own growth.
There is little opportunity to establish a career path. If you need experience, get some, and then move on.
There is no job security. Great employees are let go because there is "not enough work" or billable hours are not high enough. Yet, ICF has other job openings that it never considers for these employees so don't believe it when they say its a great place to work.
Upper management is insular now. The company's stock, an indicator of its success, is average. Employees get 2% raises (or none), and if you are not part of a manager pool, you get no consistent bonuses.Yet, the most senior executives (2) still enjoy $1 million compensation and the most senior management (a small group) still gets paid very well.
Surprisingly, ICF still attracts some great employees. Most, however eventually leave for better opportunities.
the management, no career path, pay is low