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Wonderful place to work, some of the most intelligent, gifted people you could ever work with are at this company.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Huntsville, AL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

I have been working at Jacobs

Pros

The best co-workers, wonderful benefits, quite offices, very little drama, opportunity to advance, very caring senior staff, friendly environment that grows into a second family.

Cons

Unfortunately an unstable contractor environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be honest with your employees, they know business is business. If a reduction in force is necessary, let themprepare for it as well. Theylove the company enough to be loyal, they expect the same from the company.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consider only if you're looking for a "port in a storm" or are looking to slide till retirement.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH

    I worked at Jacobs

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, which means you get every other Friday off (not because you deserve it, but because you work 9hr days).
    Workload and work type is very light compared to other companies (particularly those in the non-DoD world).
    Matching 401K contributions.
    If you're looking for a place to "hunker down for a while" during the economic downturn, and you can get on a project at Tybrin that has funding for a year or so (or however long you're looking for a port in the storm), then there are worse places than Tybrin.

    Cons

    Process, Process, Process - Tybrin believes that process produces quality (and that people and their talent have nothing to do with results). All process does is ensure consistency of results, not quality.
    Incompetent management - their technical skills are stuck circa 2000 - 2001 and some even earlier (like 1996) and they have no interest in considering advice given by people who have a much more in-depth knowledge about current and emerging software engineering techniques, standards and tools; communication between upper management and employees is almost non-existent (the most recent layoff a good example thereof).
    Professional growth - if it's technical you desire, Tybrin's not for you. If you're looking for a management path, and you fit in with the management crowd (it's a personality contest - it's not about competence or skills) then you can cruise along at Tybrin (until you fall out of favor and/or there's a layoff).
    Oh - did I mention Process? They think CMMI level 3 means a convoluted process and chain of command are how things (should) get done in the real world. Pity they don't realize that just about everything they use to do their current jobs and live their lives at home comes from non-CMMI level 3 companies (and that the CMMI people/academics themselves don't even use CMMI processes to develop the (worthless) CMMI philosophy).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with employees regarding the health of the company (and/or division and/or facility).
    Let employees in on what is up for bid by Tybrin - it'll go a long way. Announce winning bids/contracts so employees know there might be a life after their project ends.
    Shed the CMMI process crap or at least "lighten up."
    Listen to the experienced people you brought in from the outside (supposedly because you wanted their talents and expertise to begin with).
    Treat your employees like the professionals they are (or you thought they were when you hired them). For example, get rid of the morinic IT decisions like WebSense and locking down corporate computers which prevents useful work by those actually capable enough to develop software.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    not serious in completion deadlines for the projects they undertook,not aware of six-sigma benefits,

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    Former Employee - Cost Engineer  in  Galveston, TX
    Former Employee - Cost Engineer in Galveston, TX

    I worked at Jacobs

    Pros

    work life balance
    competitive salary package

    Cons

    Senior management insensitive to lay-off procedures.
    Hire and fire policy management.
    HR totally messed the employee engagement drivers i.e; SAY,STAY,STRIVE
    I will never want to work for this organisation,though it paid me well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Craig,
    please take a look at the employees who are posted at client sites,we are at mercy of no one.i was placed at BP refinery, Galveston,tx, the logistic conditions were so bad .The company management had no awareness/knowledge about the importance of Six-sigma.I am sure you are aware of ur competitors FLOUR,BECHTEL.
    Regards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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