Jacobs Interview Questions

Updated Aug 24, 2015
244 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Jacobs (Houston, TX) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted my app online, and then I got notification of a phone interview a few days later. They called to change the time after confirming it on the same day, which might have been accidental but I'm not entirely convinced. and then about a week after the interview I was offered the job after they ensured I had not taken an offer elsewhere.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Jacobs (Austin, TX) in April 2015.

    Interview

    they called and asked a few questions. confirmed some stuff on my resume. i didnt think it was a serious interview because they never sent me notifications or anything. just probably checking. they said they would call me again but i did not hear back from them

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    Process Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview

    Very relaxed and straight forward. I interviewed with 4 current employees of varying levels in the company. Getting to speak in a somewhat informal manner with a vp helped me learn a great deal about the company and what to expect.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Jacobs (Arlington, VA).

    Interview

    I was overqualified for the position and came through a consulting firm, so not many questions. Rather I was told what I would be doing and when I should start. If you know someone internal with some hiring authority you journey is smooth and simple, probably one step or no step process.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview

    They were getting to know me. They asked me about my past experience and classes. They also asked how did I hear about the company and why I wanted to intern there.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Jacobs in March 2015.

    Interview

    I had interned for this company the previous summer. Emailed hiring manager, was contacted for a tentative schedule, replied back, and finally was given a specific appointment according to my answers. They were very respectful of my availability. The interview in this case was casual because I had interned with them, but typically is a very process. They really dive in deep to experience, coursework, technical knowledge, scenarios, etc.

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    Data Acquisition and Control Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Murfreesboro, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Jacobs (Murfreesboro, TN) in March 2015.

    Interview

    it was a really nice short interview plus a tour . You have to dress professional and bring some evidence of your past work or jobs plus you should be able to well describe them or answer any question related to them .of course dress professionally and be on time

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    Process Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview

    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

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    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview

    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.

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    • There were NO unexpected questions. There were difficult questions that were more like personal attacks.   Answer Question
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    Site Acquisition Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview

    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

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    • How do you handle high pressure situations?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Specific and informative

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  Former Anonymous Employee in Metairie, LA

Pros: “Professional team environment eager to offer support when needed. Work is well organized and checked before being sent to the client. Ample resources and training is available to execute...”“Professional team environment eager to offer support when needed. Work is well organized and checked before being sent to the client. Ample resources and training is available to execute each project.” – Full Review

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