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Corporate Bureacracy

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

Pros

It is a very large and continuingly growing company. They are global and are involved in some of the biggest projects in the world. If you are a career professional and want to be recognized by your peers and be proud of being affiliated with such large organization, than this is the place for you. Salary was good. I got consistent raises throughout the recession. Lots of work if you are willing to travel/relocate.

Cons

Although their presence spans the country and globe across many different service sectors, it's tremendously difficult if not impossible to go to another division or country. I tried to reach out to different VP's to solicit interest about positions or opportunities and got cold reception. It appears they would rather recruit externally instead of internally. How does this make any sense for a company that has the slogan "people are our greatest asset"? There are a lot of talented/smart people working there. All the people in upper management are all about titles though, so as a result there was constant internal politics and shifting of roles. The corporate culture is exactly that...corporate. There is no flexibility when it comes to thinking out of the box to address a need or solution for projects or individuals. Everything is done by the books by the letter. There is no philosophy towards supporting their employees to help them grow or advance...perhaps they're worried about their own jobs. Expenses for relocation for "temporary assignments" aren't even reimbursed. You can work your @ss off for the company and go above and beyond the call of duty, but no one will ever appreciate it.

Advice to Management

Should spend more time caring about your people instead of your titles.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Experience was OK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great wealth of technical literature online

    Cons

    Dress code needs to be more relaxed

    Advice to Management

    Could do with some improvement

  2. Helpful (1)

    Interesting place to work for gov't

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Lincoln, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Lincoln, MA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits with med and dental

    Cons

    Low Supervision of Supervisors jobs

    Advice to Management

    Update supervisors training

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