Jabil

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Jabil Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
221 Reviews
3.0
221 Reviews
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Mark Mondello
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very very relax and casual work environment (in 9 reviews)

  • Room for growth if you take your career in your own hands (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • VP of HR is one of the good ole boys (in 10 reviews)

  • No work life balance due to long hours (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really smart people, great work experience but sometimes Sr Mgt make decisions that contradict Jabil's core values

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jabil

    Pros

    Love working with really smart people and in an environment where you are given the freedom to try new things and introduce new ideas

    Cons

    Leadership sometimes make decisions and move to action too quickly without thinking about longer term consequences

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your travel policy.. Every employee's health and well being is important.. Not just your Officers.. Expecting non-officer employees to fly 27 hours in coach in a middle seat is terrible

  2.  

    Good Internship Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jabil

    Pros

    Interning at the headquarters of the third largest electronics manufacturer in the world looks good on your resume!

    Cons

    Very unorganized HR department at the headquarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some organization is needed for interns who don't have a lot of experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Summer Internship Strategic Development

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Jabil

    Pros

    Company culture is prime for self-starters, less focused on hierarchy and strict regimen. Work is fast paced and highly dynamic primarily focused on specific projects.

    Cons

    If you're someone who needs punch in / punch out 9-5 this May not be for you. While portions of the company may exist this way, the core is focused on individuals driving results by their own volition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best advice is to balance in site and direction with freedom to explore and learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Currently Employed

    Current Employee - Warehouse Clerk in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Clerk in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Jabil

    Pros

    Good people, your are able to advance is you are willing to do the work,

    Cons

    Very unorganized at times, low pay, if you are working in inventory control they only hire through staffing agencies and there is no timeframe of how long you Will be a temp I've heard of taking over a year, no accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your worker's!

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Manager
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Manager

    I have been working at Jabil full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Encourages entrepreneurial spirit. Good pay and great benefits for managers.

    Cons

    Some areas are difficult to move up in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that all of senior leadership is driving the CEO's message in relation to leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company ever

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Jabil full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I would say that the only pro is the company parties and Friday evening get-togethers.

    Cons

    It is like working in a sweatshop. The managers are clueless and the place is full of no talent people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have no idea what you are doing. The managers promote a negative culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Solid Company

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    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Jabil full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Jabil is a strong risk averse company with worldwide presence; it is well organized with talented employees. In my experience for the most part, the people I've worked with are very skilled and talented in their respective fields.

    Cons

    Being a global company, communication is a big issue when it comes to being on the same page for meetings. Jabil's benefits are equivalent with other companies but could use their numbers to negotiate competitive rates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jabil should implement 360 evaluations to gather input on personnel from those who know best. Jabil should also use more folks from within to fill higher level positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Engineer

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Jabil

    Pros

    Free popcorn on Fridays (whoop-de-doo)
    Occasional inexpensive employee events (Tiger Opening Day, Halloween party)
    If you're friends with a manager, you can get hired for just about any job - usually some type of supervisor - with zero experience and you can be practically brain-dead. Great opportunity for people with no other career options.
    Great place to get experience right out of college for a year or two - but then you better bail out! Let yourself be used and abused for a couple of years (trial by fire) and then take that experience, the cache' of the Jabil name, and go get a job at a reputable company paying 25% more than Jabil.

    Cons

    As soooo many other people have posted - this is SUCH a good ol' boys club! It's truly about who you know not what your qualifications are, for getting hired or promoted. It's a little disgusting. Unless you're ready to kiss the butts of some of the managers and fawn all over them, you'll never get ahead.
    During my time here, I've had no opportunities for promotion, but I've seen plenty of butt-kissers get promoted. The problem is that I know my field and Jabil doesn't want people who know their field - they want people who suck up.
    Pay has been below market, but Jabil takes advantage of their "big name" to pay less than the going rate, and the economy's too good right now to work for a company that's as cheap as Jabil when you can get a job paying way more just about anyplace.
    Training is non-existent.
    Don't believe the "work hard, play hard" nonsense managers spout. Maybe that was Jabil 25 years ago, but it doesn't reflect today's reality. Today's reality is "work hard, then work harder, then get laid off."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you expect your employees to be loyal to the company, then you should be loyal to your employees. There's too much "off with their heads!" mentality within Jabil. Goals and expectations are very short-sighted and you don't take into consideration the need to occasionally invest in employees' training and preparation for a better position. Instead of preparing existing employees for promotion, managers typically just hire one of their buddies who is jobless and desperate - and then they make them a "manager". You should invest in your employees so they will invest their time and commit their resources and faith in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company overall, I.T. building is a huge negative though.

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    Former Employee - SAP Contractor in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - SAP Contractor in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Jabil as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good, even for contractors. Compensation is OK depending on how much remote work you're allowed. Occasionally challenging projects due to variety of customers and countries that Jabil deals in.

    Cons

    I.T. office building (separate from main campus) is depressing, essentially a converted warehouse lacking in facilities and windows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade to a semi-modern office building, to attract and keep talented folks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Meh.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jabil full-time

    Pros

    Established company, excellent training, high profile clients. Devices made here can save lives so excellence is a necessity.

    Cons

    Flat personal growth, stagnant opportunity to grow beyond job title, endless meetings, meetings to discuss meetings, emails to remind everyone of impending meetings to discuss the meetings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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