Jacobs Engineering
3.1 of 5 519 reviews
www.jacobs.com Pasadena, CA 5000+ Employees

Jacobs Engineering Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.1 519 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

Jacobs Engineering President, CEO, and Director Craig L. Martin

Craig L. Martin

(268 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good pay and benefits, flexible work schedule with half days on Fridays"
    in 30 reviews
  • "Flexible work scheduling, with paid overtime"
    in 25 reviews
Cons:
  • "How does this make any sense for a company that has the slogan "people are our greatest asset""
    in 20 reviews
  • "Our department tried to purchase 2 new laptops for new senior management"
    in 19 reviews
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    A great company when they have contracts

    Piping Engineer IV (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsJacobs principles
    1. People Are Our Greatest Asset
    2. We Are Relationship Based
    3. Growth is An Imperative

    ConsJacobs principles of
    1. People Are Our Greatest Asset
    2. We Are Relationship Based
    3. Growth is An Imperative

    The first principle only applies when they get the other two right.

    If the particular office you work in has no backlog then you are going to be out of work really soon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSince EPC work is so project driven, you should be more open about the backlog for each location. The overall backlog for the corporation is great news for stockholders but is deceptive for individual office locations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Structural Engineer (Current Employee)
    Lakeland, FL

    ProsThe team I work with are great.

    ConsThe problem that the managers can't manage, there were a lot of promises that this office will be very busy. but unfortunately it is the opposite.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuite

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong Safety Culture; great benefits, good managing style.

    ConsOnce the job is complete management is not good at keeping an updated list of available personnel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA lot of time and money is spent to train your personnel. Once a contract has ended, they are on their own to find another position. Doesn't seem as though you have a good tracking system to retain an place employees throughout the Country.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Some good people but a bad corporation!

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Orange, CA

    ProsGood people to work with. At lease my immediate team was. Mostly all the senior management have an open door policy. Opportunity to grow and transfer between departments.

    ConsVery cut-throat when it comes to bottom line. They dont really care for employees...its just a lip service when they say "People are our greatest asset"

    Advice to Senior ManagementCore values are to be followed not just used for marketing/BD purposes!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Best of the Best

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsThe firm offers the best technical projects in the industry and attracts the best talent. Salaries are above industry average with excellent autonomy. Work there if you can!

    ConsWith the above average salaries you can expect a very high level of competition and a few individuals hand picked for the best projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJacobs has won projects through relationships and not necessarily through cost competition. This is sometimes a result of corporate pressure to maintain margin. Perhaps 'buy' some strategic projects on smaller margins. Professional Services is certainly a tough balancing act!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, but needs to re-evaluate salary scales.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSupportive environment with excellent learning opportunities

    ConsLower than average pay and benefits (time off, 401k contribution, medical, holidays)
    Bonuses are few and far between.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaise salary scales. There are state positions with far better packages in both pay and benefits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLove the company! people are great and very informative. I've only been here for a couple of months but I can say i am fitting right in

    Consnone, keep doing what you are doing

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    Satisfied

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis is a wonderful company to work for.

    ConsI have nothing bad to say thus far.

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    this place is awesome

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosvery limited office space make us cramped

    Constop heavy company. the red tape is stifling

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease make yourself more visable

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay and benefits, flexible work schedule with half days on Fridays. Most people are nice. There is a lot of opportunity especially if you are willing to travel. Overall it's a good company to work for.

    ConsThe job can be very stressful at times. There are so many deadlines to meet sometimes it's difficult to prioritze. It's so busy at times it's hard to take time off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease make yourself more visible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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