Jacobs Interview Questions

Updated Mar 26, 2015
Updated Mar 26, 2015
207 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview Details

    First phone call and then onsite interview

    Interview Questions
    • Basic C++ Questions. Such as What is Queue, Hashtable, Linked List, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Piping Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Jacobs in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Sent resume through school adviser and was set up with an interview within the week. Very well structured and informative. They let me know there was no promises as to whether I would get hired. I was hired the next week and filled out paper work and was on the job the following week.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the hardest task you have ever had to overcome?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Network Operations Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quantico, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quantico, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview Details

    Communication was great leading up to and following through my interview. I was always kept informed and up to date, and spoke with someone from the company almost every day between my initial application and my interview. At the interview, I sat with three people (two in the office, one on the phone), and all three of them were courteous and knowledgeable, both about the position and the company. It was a relaxed, but professional environment, and the entire process was exexuted simply and elegently, making it all a wonderful, stress-free experience.

    Interview Questions
    • None. Even when they asked about a skill that I lacked some knowledge of, they were professional and courteous to me and simply moved on to the next question.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They made an initial offer to me, which I countered, and they accepted. No difficulty or fuss.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Junior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    HR, and technical

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6.  

    Control Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview Details

    Young engineers are brought in for a full day to speak with engineers with varying levels of experience. The interview process is intended to be comfortable and open. Lunch is provided.

    Interview Questions
    • Interviewees are never "put on the spot" during the interview process. Questions are generic, but relevant. What experience does the candidate bring? How can they demonstrate their work ethic?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Took first offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Structural Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone - > on site

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Environmenal Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was fairly informal. Due to my location at the time of the initial interview I interviewed over the phone. I then followed up my initial interview with an in-person interview with several people in the department. Other positions that have been hired since I have started have been similar or they have been all day interviews with each member of the group.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't recall any difficult or unexpected questions, simply questions that related to my position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No salary range was listed for the position, instead I was asked what salary I wanted. I had recently moved to the state and was not entirely sure what to request. I later realized I provided a salary too low. It has been the biggest mistake I have made.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Jacobs.

    Interview Details

    It was as they weren't interested in me as much as they were about filling a slot & getting paid for it but their sole customer.

    Reasons for Declining

    Pay offer was poor & no sense of advancement.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
  10.  

    Robotic Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clinton, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clinton, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Jacobs in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Met the recruiters at the Michigan Collegiate Job Fair in Livonia. Received an email for an interview a couple weeks later.
    The interview was 30min long, no hard questions. Just describing the company work to me, asked me if I was motivated for this kind of work. We talked about a couple projects I worked on in school but it didn't seem to matter too much to them. They were looking with someone who had some kind of engineering background (just school in my case) and who seemed to be a hard worker.

    Interview Questions
    • No technical questions during the interview. Just a discussion of a couple engineering projects that I listed on my resume.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The first offer was above what I expected and I didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    THe interview process was mainly a formality. If the customer wanted you then you would be hired.

    Negotiation Details
    Relatively easy.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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