Jacobs Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Pros
  • While not the best pay in the world for an engineer, the work life balance makes up for the low pay (in 21 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits, flexible work schedule with half days on Fridays (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Our department tried to purchase 2 new laptops for new senior management (in 23 reviews)

  • Seems to go against there "People are our greatest asset" motto (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Electrical Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jacobs

    Pros

    Great environment to work. People really work together to get the job done.

    Cons

    growth opportunities are not always there.

  2. I liked working for Jacobs.

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer IV in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer IV in Houston, TX

    I worked at Jacobs (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salary was good.
    Good cross-section of co-workers.
    Ease of working with clients.

    Cons

    Need to improve sales force to get more projects.
    Months prior to oil price crash we continued to get the same message that new project work is coming but it never did.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on improving sales force when things are stagnant.
    Continue to give employees opportunities to grow beyond current role.

  3. SOM Analyst

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    Former Employee - Financial Program Analyst in Dumfries, VA
    Former Employee - Financial Program Analyst in Dumfries, VA

    I worked at Jacobs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    There were no cons about this company

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  5. instrumentation and control engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tullahoma, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tullahoma, TN

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great company and helps you alot to finish a grad degree up to a phd

    Cons

    As usual lots of work to do usually time sheduled but that in every successful business you work for

  6. Transportation Planning Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX

    I worked at Jacobs as an intern

    Pros

    Great office environment. Real projects, real responsibility as an intern. Staff/colleagues extremely friendly and supportive, which made the learning-curve experience manageable and enjoyable. The hours are great; 9 hours M-Th, only 4 hours on Fridays. Great internship overall.

    Cons

    No public transit to the office; absolutely must drive.

  7. Senior structural engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work, good engineering environment

    Cons

    It is a long commute for me

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    I&C Engineer IV

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    Former Employee - I&C Engineer IV in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - I&C Engineer IV in Portland, OR

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Independently work, no micro managing, diversity, broad spectrum of work

    Cons

    Job security tied to economy

  9. senior process engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Safety is a high priority. Salaries are fair. Good people to work with. Job security Is above average.

    Cons

    Location relative to traffic is horrible. Lots of dead weight. Much more value put on perception than reality employee wise. Not enough value placed on technical ability. Benefits are horribly expensive.

    Advice to Management

    We have a good group of managers however there are always a few bad apples. If u can get on a good manager's team u can thrive. Place more value on quality vs quantity.

  10. Tech/Maintenance supervisor/Specialty Tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, TN

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits are competivly

    Cons

    Not compatible to longterm employment

    Advice to Management

    Stop creating rules that people cannot work with

  11. Engineering Technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Job is very interesting and very educational

    Cons

    Job Security, the way the handled the lay offs

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees and at least act like you care about them.

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