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The type of management you were always hoping for

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Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Bedford, MA
Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Bedford, MA

I worked at Jacobs full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Proactive managers.
Engaged and engaging ethical corporate officers.
Strong, supportive HR.
Intriguing work conditions.

Cons

Some of their customers can be raw and abrasive.
Inconsistency in training staff.
Contracts wax and wane, not a ding on the company but on the employment stability in this line of business.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None. If most companies operated this way, the economy wouldn't be in the wreck it's in. Wow, that sounded close to Rogers Star for president didn't it?

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. Good but has room for improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I work with great people and I strongly believe in the Safety and Relationships culture at Jacobs. Depending on the immediate management, most assume that you are an adult and can do your job without being micromanaged. Overall this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Benefits have always been a sore point at Jacobs. The offerings are good, but our percentage of cost as employees is typically higher than others in the industry.
    There is a lot of training available for management and high potentials, but no obvious efforts are made to develop talent and the careers of the other 80-90% of the employees.
    This is a large company so it can be difficult to navigate through the many diverse layers of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide rotation opportunities for lower and mid level employees. Provide the employees with easier access to information on breaking the ceiling between individual contributors to management. You have a great program for college graduates, but don't forget to reach out to the tenured employees too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Despite the size of the company, there are very few opportunities to move about

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Decent benefits package

    Cons

    Slow growth
    Poor compensation growth for entry level employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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