I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Jacobs Engineering in July 2009.
Interview Details – It was initially a co-op job that transitioned to full time. I had initially applied through my university intern and co-op office, which sent resume packages to the employer. I was contacted by phone very late, only a month before the job was to start, and conducted first a brief informational interview about the job and specifics to gauge interest and later a more detailed phone interview, both with the manager would would be my supervisor. The interviews were restricted to phone because of the inconvenience of how far I lived from the job. Apparently the company had procrastinated in hiring and they were desperate for someone who was still available. I was offered the job even though my qualifications were not a particularly good fit for the position.
Interview Question – I was asked a large number of questions about familiarity with certain software or processes, many which were industry specific or that I had never heard of before. View Answer
Negotiation Details – When I transitioned to full time the economy was not that great, I was made a take it or leave it offer (at a relatively low amount) and they hinted that they could get someone else to take the job for this amount if I declined. They refused to budge on salary but after some polite persistence I was able to secure a small moving allowance.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Jacobs Engineering.
Interview Details – One phone interview and one in-person interview. Standard questions were asked and I was briefly introduced to the team.
Interview Question – Most difficult question was likely how would I see myself growing in this position. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There wasn't much room to negotiate.
I applied online - interviewed at Jacobs Engineering in October 2012.
Interview Details – They asked about my experience level. They wanted descriptions of projects I had worked on in the past: locations of projects, descriptions of deliverables given during projects, the level of detail required in previous projects, etc... They were very interested in what types of computer programs I was familiar using and how well I could do technical writing. They wanted to know if I could travel and what percentage of the year I could be out of town.
Interview Question – Do you have any weaknesses? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Jacobs Engineering in October 2012.
Interview Details – They asked me about previous positions I held and why I considered leaving my current company. They were very interested in past projects I had worked on and on how much detail I had put forth on previous projects. They asked me to name what types of computer programs I was familiar with. They were very interested in how much time I could spend traveling.
Interview Question – They asked me to state what my greatest weaknesses were. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Jacobs Engineering in November 2011.
Interview Details – I was contacted the prior week to fly in and be put in a hotel the previous night for an interview the next morning. Was not told for what positions specifically. I interviewed with 8 different project leads for 2 separate positions for 4 hours. One position was for a piping engineer and one as a rotating equipment engineer. Very casual interview to start, it was more of a 'get to know me" type interview to base my fit in the company I expected. 30 minutes per person after the initial meeting with HR where I was asked the normal "why I would be a good fit", "what do you want out of this job" etc. . I shared my experience and knowledge in the respective fields and was then informed as to my starting responsibilities had I been given an offer to join them. I was questioned numerous times as to what I wanted to end up being as an engineer, which I responded was yet to be written. It was a pleasant interview all around and not very demanding from a specific engineering knowledge, sort of way.
Interview Question – What do you expect working under a team of engineers? View Answer
Reason for Declining – I was offered from another company I had been interested in.
The process took 3 days - interviewed at Jacobs Engineering in November 2010.
Interview Details – The interview process went very smoothly. First I received a phone call and they gave my a preliminary phone interview, which consisted of basic questions such as: are you willing to travel?, how much do you expect to make?, and what do you know about our company?. At the end of the phone interview, I was asked to attend a second interview at their office.
At the second interview I met with three engineering managers. They were very pleasant and professional and they asked me general questions such as: why did you choose to go into engineering?, what can you tell me about your previous work experience?, and can you tell me about a time that you had a conflict with another member of your team and how did you handle the situation?. After the question period was over, they asked me if I had any questions. At the end, they told me that they would let me know the following day. The next morning I received an offer.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself View Answer
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