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Updated Feb 23, 2015
Updated Feb 23, 2015
199 Interview Reviews

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    Process Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview Details

    I applied around Feb and interviewed in March. They took three weeks to respond with an offer. The interview was 6 hours long. The HR department was in contact within 3 weeks to inform me it would be another 2 weeks. They called 1 week later and made an offer. There was no negotiation

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Structural Engineer - Oakland Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview Details

    Interview was arranged via an ad on the SEAONC job board. In person interview was over two hours long. The interviewers never asked me any question about my total engineering background. They believe that the projects you worked on 14 years ago make you the engineer you are today. I had other more relevant projects that benefitted the organization than those fro 14 years ago. No technical questions were asked to test the applicants. I felt humilted because they personally attacked me over my work history. The office said they had lots of people working there yet the cubicles were not even furnished.

    Interview Questions
    • There were NO unexpected questions. There were difficult questions that were more like personal attacks.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Site Acquisition Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview Details

    Clear and concise, good description of the position and activities. Met with HR Manager and then Project Manager. Described expectations and future opportunities very clearly. Good interaction about why the position is a good fit with my background and experience in other fields

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle high pressure situations?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Specific and informative
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Creative Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Contacted via email; and it turned out to be a surprise group interview with all the team members where you need to show your portfolio and talk about yourself. The interview lasted about 30-40 minutes. They ask you many questions about your skills and background to get an idea. They will also assess your personality during the interview so please appear positive and professional. In addition, the dress code is business formal- business casual but please dress conservatively.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    HRBP Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Was contacted for an interview by a recruiter. They sent up an in-person "screen" with the Hiring Manager. They were flexible with the time. Turned into a 2 hour interview. Never heard back from them again despite numerous attempted follow-ups with them.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Process Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Jacobs in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I met with Jacobs at a school career fair and handed in a resume. They later contacted me for an interview. The interview was very conversational, and was around 2 and a half hours long. I interviewed with five people: first session with one, second with two, third with two.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked a very broad spectrum of questions. Mostly reviewing your resume, and experience. No technical questions. They were all very nice people, none were awkward, they just want to get a feel for who you are and what you're capable of.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Environmental Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
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    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

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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

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