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Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Arlington, VA

I worked at Jacobs full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Good environment. Being able to balance work and your life

Cons

Not Challenging work. Job titles are hidden in HR record

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Can be a good stepping stone, but their company policies for employees make it difficult to stay for the long-term.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Working onsite as government contractors lets us experience the relaxed federal work environment -Able to "clock out" at 40 hours or get OT due to contract guidelines -Health insurance package is about as good as they come, but is consequently fairly expensive

    Cons

    -Overall low morale due to past layoffs and continual cost cutting -Easily replaceable employees (early and mid career) tend to make well below industry average -Internal promotions and raises are rare, people are worked increasingly hard for a few years until they have to leave to get paid what they're worth -Most benefits besides health are below industry standard. Especially the new PTO system and the layoff and buyout packages. -Poor layoff practices, showed disrespect for employees. Company downplayed or hid ominous information to prevent employees from looking for other employment. -Nearly everyone is restricted to a "desk job" to avoid safety risk. Engineers and scientists want to get their hands dirty sometimes. -It seems like they don't trust employees and we are frequently treated like children to be lead around by the hand in all aspects of the job -Poor at utilizing employees skills, workers are crudely matched into jobs with few opportunities to expand. No opportunities to utilize cross-discipline skills.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to have a strong focus on political correctness and covering themselves over results and is prone to creating additional layers of bureaucracy whenever possible. They are also not very approachable and the only interaction most people have with them is when something is wrong, I have never worked anywhere else where you could cut the tension in the room with a knife whenever someone from management is present. I would suggest that the leadership stops going around constantly "hammering down all the nails" just to make sure none start sticking out and give a little more respect to their employees judgement and capabilities to get the job done.


  2. Extremely Large Multi National

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    Former Employee - Senior Operator in Bogart, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Operator in Bogart, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers exceptional opportunity to grow a career in various fields with an emphasis on engineering.

    Cons

    The company has a logo that claims employees are its greatest asset. The company's greatest asset is its cash flow and employees are merely a means to an end.

    Advice to Management

    Live up to your Vision Statement.


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