Jacobs Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Jacobs President, CEO, and Director Craig L. Martin
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Pros
  • Work life balance when working as a contractor (in 21 reviews)

  • Good Pay, Good Office, Good Engineers (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Management have micro-management mentality (in 23 reviews)

  • You will not feel like you are their greatest asset (in 22 reviews)

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  1. awesome company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Oak Ridge, TN
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Oak Ridge, TN

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People
    Integrity
    Mission
    Type of work
    Locations
    Diversity of work

    Cons

    Huge company. There are not many cons at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing


  2. Helpful (3)

    Project Accountant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    Great people, understanding managers. Off on Fridays. Great flexibility of work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not very many opportunities to grow for non-engineering disciplines.


  3. Great as far as huge corporations go

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer, Civil in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer, Civil in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Huge network of resources and opportunities

    Cons

    Money centered with little consideration to employee lifestyle

    Advice to Management

    Office parties, activities, things that make people happy


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  5. Intern

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

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    Great environment, everyone is nice

    Cons

    not really any to be honest


  6. Wonderful company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer I in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are helpful
    Job is enjoying
    Never get bored
    The training is excellent
    Benefits are great
    Waiting to see more

    Cons

    None as of yet considering I am still a new hire to the company. I am still waiting to be placed on a project.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Jacobs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Cost Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Cost Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Jacobs (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked 4 10 hr days

    Cons

    The roads around Jacobs are usually crowded.


  8. CSP Contracts Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSP Contracts Specialist in Albany, GA
    Current Employee - CSP Contracts Specialist in Albany, GA

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work environment, excellent benefits, provide opportunity to move to other positions within company.

    Cons

    Clearances are not always retained, based upon the contract requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Retain security clearances for all personnel.


  9. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Principal in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Business Development Principal in New Orleans, LA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good values, good pay scale, opportunities to cross-train. Flexible work schedule. Good exposure to local decision makers. Opportunities for training and personal development

    Cons

    contract work, sometimes unstable, budget issues always possible, especially on government contract.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define roles and expectations


  10. Facility operator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facility Operator in Tooele, UT
    Current Employee - Facility Operator in Tooele, UT

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, Mission requirements in the defense industry provide access to the most state of the art equipment and training available.

    Cons

    Management loses touch with employees. Safety paperwork and policy become the bottom line regardless if the work environment and project's are actually completed safely.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Run away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Good work life balance sometimes. Fellow peers are nice and fun

    Cons

    Company gives you no understanding of what ma going on with your work. They won't train you. They won't introduce you to people in your own department.

    Advice to Management

    The managers would be nowhere without the engineering disciplines, so treat them with more respect.



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