Jacobs Engineering
3.1 of 5 518 reviews
www.jacobs.com Pasadena, CA 5000+ Employees

Jacobs Engineering Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.1 518 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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    Un-Ethical Company

    Performance Analyst (Current Employee)
    Eglin AFB, FL

    ProsBenefits, paid time off are literally the ONLY pros I can attribute to this company.

    ConsCircus for an HR department. I pride myself on integrity and honesty, after only two years in this company I realize this is not the company for me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have no advice for you as you have allowed this to manifest and infest within your company (TEAS Contract), These practices and behaviors take years to embed as deep as within this contract. In my two years with the company I have observed a single employee survey questioning the moral and comradre within, to which it is my understanding 60% of personnel represented their opinions to no avail.

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

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    Hard to maintain a positive outlook on the government with companies such as Jacobs representing and providing support.

    Test Engineer (Former Employee)
    Eglin AFB, FL

    ProsSalary is competitive and benefits are fair

    ConsI felt as though I was working for a crooked company, with adherance to rules, regulations and morals falling on deaf ears. HR will play the game of concern, however problems are provided a cheap non-waterproof bandaid. (TEMPORARY FIX). I believe someday Jacobs will deal with the wrath of what has emassed within the company.

    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 but they work on very low margins

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery Flexible, we can work on challenging assignments

    ConsExcessive load on employees who are good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more attention to employees who do the real work.

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

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    Many pluses and minuses

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome of the people are fantastic and if you do a good job you are generally well taken care of.

    ConsAs an employee it feels as though stock holders are more important than staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Controls (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsMulti-national companies, a lot of room for growth

    ConsLack of training is available for employees. Needs more training

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee focused training seem vital

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

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    Great work environment.

    Process Engineer (Current Employee)
    Conshohocken, PA

    ProsFlexible schedule
    Great co-workers
    Overtime
    Age varies so alot of different personalities in workoffice

    ConsTraining program is not strong

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove training program.

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

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    Employees are commodities....like cattle to the slaughterhouse

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent benefits, flexible hours, many locations

    ConsConstant fear of lay-offs, client dissatisfaction with Jacobs (corporate) results in loss of long time clients

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the regional level managers. Not every project is a cookie cutter of a previous project, nor or clients going to fit into the mold that you expect of them. When you let good, loyal, long-time employees go, you can expect clients to also leave you.

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

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    Work at Jacobs Engineering

    Architect (Former Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsThe people are talented, productive, and friendly. Great direct management of A&E staff by competent and knowledgeable discipline directors. Good working relationships & good people was primary motivation for a long period at Jacobs. Good compensation.

    ConsUpper management is completely disconnected from the work being done, and ignore direct input through various means (HR complaints of problem people, direct communication with supervisors, as well as fancy surveys & road shows). Work is often divided into sandboxes which creates tensions and competition between departments. Work pipeline is completely inconsistent which creates a extreme peaks and valleys. In recent years work pipeline has slowed to a degree that morale is low and lay offs always seem imminent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide better professional growth opportunities so that you retain your best staff. Diversify projects for stable workload and manage work pipeline more efficiently. Have sales & inside sales to provide information on work pipeline to project managers and AE staff, or teach AE staff how to bring in business. If you keep "People are our greatest asset." as your logo, then get on board and provide them with better opportunities and stability.

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

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    Corporate Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWorking for a large company you have the ability to work on many projects. Many of those projects are well funded which can lead to job security.

    ConsLeadership changes have shifted the company to a very corporate feel and less of an employee centered atmosphere. This has led to cut backs in training and any new work is kept very close to the chest making employees nervous about their jobs that their is not enough work to keep them around.

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    Management isnt the best.

    Technician (Current Employee)
    Tooele, UT

    ProsThey have pretty good benefits.

    ConsToo many chiefs not enough Indians.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate people, treat them with respect.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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