Jacobs

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Mostly good

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Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

I worked at Jacobs full-time

Pros

- Fairly positive and supportive work atmosphere
- Attempts were made to retain employees as best as possible, even in the face of layoffs

Cons

- Succumbed to some goofy ideas and tangents from various persons and "gurus"
- Got carried away for awhile with metrics and bean-counting that was mindlessly pointless
- Lack of standing up to respectible work ethics. The company started signing up with any kind of work, no matter how questionable, to make a buck (tar sands, nuclear energy, etc.)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Procurement

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    Current Employee - Expediting Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Expediting Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice People. Fun enviroment. They believe in meeting the client's needs. The projects at Jacobs were very challenging. I always felt part of the team.

    Cons

    Seems like the Director of the Southern Region for Procurement got the job becuase of his wife's conncections with senior mgmt and not on merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please fill positions based on merity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    You're a number

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Jacobs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    401K matching was excellent.
    Vacation time was very good
    Fair pay
    Good tuition assistance program

    Cons

    You're pretty much a number (I was employee number 47***)
    I drove trying to find access to more programs, no
    Poor communications both up the chain and across closely related divisions - too compartmentlised
    No access to higher echelons within my division
    Nigh on impossible to get required PPE (specifically Arctic gear, we worked on the North Slope)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up the purse strings a little when it comes to required equipment
    Open the lines of communication
    Frankly, when I was hired I had another job in the queue, if I knew then what I know now, I'd most likely have taken the lower paying offer!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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