Jacobs Interview Questions

Updated Oct 11, 2014
Updated Oct 11, 2014
187 Interview Reviews

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    Project Engineer V Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview that lasted all of 5 min to setup site interview. Within one week of interview I was presented an offer. Not much to really say more about it, it was very easy which goes to show that Jacobs is somewhat of a body shop like S&B

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    negotiated extra week off of vacation and was agreed
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Environmental Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview Details

    Three part interview. Step one, panel interview with the local office principals and management team. Step two, interview with the intended department management team. Step three, casual lunch with members of the intended department in similar positions.

    Interview Questions
    • Pertained to a project for which the work I conducted under ineffective senior management, and the details about which I was unprepared to tactfully but genuinely describe.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview and then onsite interview with key personnel to talk about industry background and how my experiences would fit to the consultancy work done. The process was intriguing based on the conceptual work, and the components of advisory work the office is looking for.. technical + soft peoples skill analyzing on a macro level

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    pegged against current compensation + 30% raise
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Systems Administrator Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was first contacted and set up a telephonic interview. The interview was successful. They called back after they recieved funding. I then did another telephonic interview. I had to send in my resume and apply again. The overall process was long, but was fairly easy. They only had parttime so I declined.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Offered only parttime.

    Declined Offer
  6.  

    Field Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Questions by three people and answers were given. Job is one I am over qualified and they didn't deny that, but did not reward either. They all took time to ask questions one by one until they were done. all were outgoing and it was a fun interview, we spoke of me and them as well as the job here and there.

    Negotiation Details
    I tried and they were hard headed
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    3 Engineers Conducting Interview, asked typical interview questions as they ran through my resume. This interview was with the transportation division. They wanted to hire someone who was a dedicated transportation engineer.

    Declined Offer
  8.  

    Construction Project Manager Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview Details

    Initiated with a couple of informal phone interviews which resulted in a face to face at the main office. The process was relatively simply and straight forward. The process was a positive experience. There was a quick offer after the face to face interview and an immediate response was requested. The process was efficient.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were straight forward and to the point. There were not any of the ridiculous "if you were an animal what would you be" questions. We discussed the position, my experience and leadership style. Everything was relevant to the program and position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was limited due to the position and available budget. A counteroffer of was presented and accepted. Information regarding benefits was not made available upon request. It was not refused just overlooked and I did not press the issue as it was a minor factor in evaluation of the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Procurement Specialist Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview Details

    the interviewing process was great. it wasn't the typical questions asked. the questions asked were relevant to whether or not i could do the job i was being hired for

    Negotiation Details
    by me being a contractor, there is a set rate no negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edison, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edison, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted via phone to interview and interviewed with two managers. I did not realize until they told me they were hiring two people for the same position. It was a basic interview just discussing my experience and skills and a bit about the work.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    It was the same as I was currently making. Initial offer was entry level but manager got budget raised. While appreciated, it didn't make sense for me to accept.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received a phone call to set up interview about 2 weeks later. Went in for interview with HR manager and two others for panel interview. Received notification of offer via phone then actual offer letter via email within 1 week. Got start date within 1 month and filled out several papers prior to orientation. Had to go to medical onsite prior to getting authorization to proceed to work area.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing to difficult. Major focus on safety and knowledge of Jacob's Safety program on website.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Set salary (take it or leave it)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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