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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.

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    My experience has been very rewarding and fulfilling

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Jacobs works very hard to treat their employees as assets. They readily provide you with the responsibility to develop your skills

    Cons

    Jacobs is an extremely large company which can make their procedures hard to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be beneficial if Jacobs could provide a system of giving bonuses to employees based on their performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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 an 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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