Jabil

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Jabil Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
215 Reviews
3.0
215 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.  

    Solid Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  3.  

    Nice place work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Saint Petersburg, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of opportunities to move within the company.

    Cons

    Everything has a process, but that is what makes the company financially strong!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More thought needs to taken before acquiring a company & if it is really worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Meh.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    Challenging fun ride

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Development in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Development in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Jabil full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture, values and global vision

    Cons

    Newcomers from different working cultures may enhance the status but most of the times conflict with established wow and deviate the standardization process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jabil full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work - lots of travel

    Cons

    Cheap - need to pay people more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Seek Employment Elsewhere

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    There are very diverse ethnic groups and cultures

    Cons

    Inexperienced supervisors, false sense of team work. Once there is a problem begins a finger pointing session.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership training for inexperienced supervisors or leads
    More consideration of employee work life balance

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for recent graduates, bad for seniors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jabil full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is good enough for any recent graduate, since there's a lot of room for growth (mostly in title rather than salary, but it's OK). Benefits are good, the technology used inside is usually 2 years beyond the most current (which is good enough to keep in the tech loop). There's a lot of flexibility regarding when a employee has a dr. appointment or need to pick their kids. However... (read cons)

    Cons

    It's very hard to get a good raise (if at all), even if you change to job title that's supposed to grade you a lot more; they will always cap your raise, even if that means you will not earn the minimum of your new job title/grade. When you reach a certain hierarchy level (can be, leader, manager, architect, etc.), THEN you realize the company is a "dog-eat-dog" one.

    If they want you out (for whichever non-justified reason), rather than laying you off, they will harass you from all angles (management/peers direct harassment, work overtime, vacations canceled, working on weekends, etc.). If you want to scalate this harassment to HR or higher directors, the direct-report-management will make sure to claim you are a bad frustrated worker and that you are finding an excuse to blame others for your own fault. They will even fabricate evidences if necessary. If you want to play fair and discuss this professionally, then they will eat you, as you're been the dog eaten on this dog-eat-dog company.

    This company actively encourage mobbing despite what their brochure says.

    All the "Jabil-values" are merchandising disposable words, made only for the sake of accomplishing a false sense of "we care about employees and work environment". It's made just to fool some employees, providers, recruiters, job candidates and, why not, external orgs that evaluate places to work.

    As many other electronics-oriented companies, this one will make sure it will attempt to deliver false and pretentious promises to their customers regardless of the human cost. Many employees have developed serious medical conditions for working in this company (heart-diseases, high-pressure, high stress levels, depression, lots and lots of divorces, families destroyed, etc.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you can simply safeguard that the company values are followed, employees would feel happy with their jobs. The problem is that, you won't because it'd mean losing your job due higher management dissatisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jabil as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice People to work with.

    Cons

    Management not trained , not professional.They can't stick to a process very well constant upper management changes and plenty of lay-off.
    I noticed people with seniority in the company being let go because Jabil said they lost a high paying customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more professional, embrace the people who have made the company a global company today. Before you go crazy hiring think of the constant lay-off you have to have.
    Train the employees better with more learning tools and opportunities to have education from outside brought in house. Specially in IT. The business duplicates its efforts by buying systems that other systems have the same capability of doing the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A Good Place to Work

    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Saint Petersburg, FL

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

    Pros

    You have the option to move around to different areas supported by IT department. The company and their business models are always growing and changing. Great opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Each year Jabil goes after different lines of business. This is actually a good thing ... Where the issue comes in is that, depending on what you do, you could get moved around a lot. So it was hard, for me at least, to ever truly become an expert at one thing. Also, most years they have layoffs. I lived through a lot of them and can tell you that if you are performing well in your job, you will survive them. Where i think it might get a bit dicey is if you are moved to a different area, for example, and under a new manager. Then it could theoretically become a "musical chairs" event where a layoff might come and you get cut as the "new" guy. I wouldn't let any of this keep me from joining the company though. It's really like this at any place that is worth working for. Just be aware of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe they are are on the right track.

    Recommends

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