Jacobs Engineering
3.1 of 5 466 reviews
www.jacobs.com Pasadena, CA 5000+ Employees

Jacobs Engineering Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.1 466 reviews

                             

61% Approve of the CEO

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

Craig L. Martin

(248 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Salary and Benefits are good compared to industry"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Flexible work scheduling, with paid overtime"
    in 23 reviews
Cons:
  • "The company has a logo that claims employees are its greatest asset"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Our department tried to purchase 2 new laptops for new senior management"
    in 17 reviews
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Awesome company to work for!

Engineer Technician IV (Former Employee)
Hampton, VA

I worked at Jacobs Engineering full-time for more than a year

ProsThe company really cares about their people and promote safety 1st.

ConsIt can be very challenging at times when communication is not working.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to continue to ensure employees voice their opinions in safety and remain proactive in resolving issues that come up!

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

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Make your own way

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Greenville, NC

I have been working at Jacobs Engineering full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSalary is higher than average, and employees are very professional. You can learn a lot here. Lots of opportunity, especially if you are willing to relocate. Even though it's a HUGE company, I find its very much like running my own business. You have enough rope to run - to succeed if you're a self-starter, and enough to hang yourself if you're not. This is a good place for a talented, energetic individual. If you just want to put in your 40 hours and go home look elsewhere.

ConsIf you're not billing to a project you are in danger of being laid off, and good performance may not be enough to save you. As a publicly traded company, the bottom line is more important than anything. Constantly repeated slogans such as "People are our greatest resource" spawn a lot of jokes.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe numbers don't tell the whole story. When making staffing adjustments, listen to the local management team and preserve employees who bring value in multiple ways. We lose a lot of talent who need more security.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
Long Beach, CA

I have been working at Jacobs Engineering full-time for more than 8 years

ProsHigh growth potential. Friendly work space. Good salaies

ConsAlways under schedule pressure, work load fluctuates as contracts come and go

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

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Jacobs Engineering

ProsGood place to work, Global exposure,

ConsHard to grow, no good salary hike, perks

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Flexible with modest benefits

Control Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Jacobs Engineering full-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible work scheduling, with paid overtime

ConsHealth insurance benefits are sub-par

Advice to Senior ManagementWith a better benefits package, I don't believe there'd ever be much of a reason to look elsewhere for employment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Jacobs Engineering full-time

ProsIt's a nice place to work

ConsOnly a few international students are accepted for consideration

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Jacobs Engineering full-time for more than 10 years

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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Good Company but they work on very low margins

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Jacobs Engineering full-time for more than 10 years

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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Project Controls (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Jacobs Engineering full-time for more than a year

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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Many pluses and minuses

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Jacobs Engineering full-time for more than 5 years

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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