Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Jacobs Engineering.
Interview Details –
Took about a week and half to get a reply back for a phone interview.
Phone interview was behavioral and about resume, at the end he scheduled me a on site interview.
On site interview was about 2 hours long, was a one on one interview. Very personal and in depth on job description. Asked a little about my resume and background.
At the end of interview went for a tour and got an explanation about their benefit package.
Few days later got a phone offer.
Negotiation Details – Didn't bargain since it was more then I expected for an entry level position.
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Jacobs Engineering.
Interview Details – I got an interview through a career fair. I was looking to intern as a civil engineer (structures). It was a pretty standard interview asking about my previous work experience, my strengths and weaknesses, why I wanted to work for them, etc. There was one question that was interesting (below), at the end he said it was to see if I could think quickly through an unexpected situation.
Interview Question – Pick 3 fictional characters (anything, movies, cartoons, books, comics...) that you would like to have in your team, and why? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Jacobs Engineering in October 2013.
Interview Details – I interviewed with about 8 interviewers, including managers and experienced engineers.
Interview Question – Most of the questions are related to fundamental knowledge on chemical engineering. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Jacobs Engineering.
Interview Details – 1. Telephone interview first followed by a face to face interview.
Negotiation Details – Vrey easy negotiation.
I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Jacobs Engineering in October 2013.
Interview Details –
Web application was through company website. I received a generic acknowledgment of receipt of resume.
I received a telephone response 12 months after applying online. Call was from a corporate recruiter asking if I was still interested and gave me a brief overview of the job description and location. We agreed on a follow-up interview by a department engineer several days later.
Telephone interview with manager was pleasant and covered technical topics, not very specific, more related to past experiences and job descriptions. Interview answered my questions very openly.
Request for an onsite interview came by telephone several days later. Local HR department made all the arrangements for flight, hotel and rental car. They were open to a flight time change that I requested. They flew me in the night before, reserved a room for me in a nice business hotel close to the office, and provided a rental car.
Interview was in the morning, between 9am and 11:30am. First by an HR person who had briefly reviewed my resume, but did not know it well. Next interview was by the hiring manager, followed by another superior level manager and finally by someone at my same level. All interviews were private, one-on-one and very friendly. Interview concluded by a wrap-up by the hiring manager.
After the interview there were several telephone calls within days gauging my interest. The hiring manager called when it was clear a job offer was pending to assure my availability and assuring me he was waiting for executive approval on the formal offer.
Written offer came in a letter attached to an email with a one-week deadline for acceptance.
Interview Question – Interview questions were technical in nature, but within the typical job knowledge for the position and not difficult. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Offer was higher than what I had privately set as a minimum salary. I asked for a 4th week of vacation instead of the 3 offered. Declined. I asked for a delay in my start date by two weeks. Accepted. I asked for help in relocation costs. They offered to pay for full service moving company (Canada to USA) up to a maximum cost (about $16K) and $1000 cash payment for incidentals. They also paid for a rental car for one month and hotel costs for 1 month during transition.
Interviewed at Jacobs Engineering
Interview Details – I called former boss. He had me in for interview the next day. I had a job offer when I got home. I started a week later. I was a former employee, the interview was a formality.
Interview Question – Can you start today? View Answer
Negotiation Details – They were willing to negotiate and gave me what I asked for in addition to their initial offer
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Jacobs Engineering in August 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process was very simple. It was a panel interview. They started out with a discussion about what the job will be. From that point they started reviewing different points on my resume, and they asked me to explain them. Afterwards, they asked me what I knew about Jacobs and if I had any questions. Finally, they asked me to define leadership and how I can apply that to Jacobs.
Interview Question – After the technical nature of the interview, I was surprised to have a leadership discussion. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Jacobs Engineering in August 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process was a very comfortable experience
Interview Question – Learning a new software was somewhat difficult Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Jacobs Engineering in July 2013.
Interview Details – Very long. Had a phone interview and 3 different person to person interviews; first with project management, then with the client and finally with corporate management
Interview Question – Can you survive working at 5,000 meter elevation? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Very long. Had 3 different interviews with office management and did not have an acceptable job offer until I counter-offered an amount and they took another month to accept it
I applied through other source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Jacobs Engineering in July 2013.
Interview Details – Found out about the job through SMPS, applied online, HR phone interview, in person interview, then offer letter/phone call.
Interview Question – Tell us about a time when you had to address a difficult situation with your boss. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate, but had already given a salary range. The offer was at the low end of the range, but still acceptable. Negotiated for flexible schedule, mostly.
Pros: Very nice colleagues and very relationship with the management. – Full Review
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