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Jacobs Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
836 Reviews
3.4
836 Reviews
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Jacobs President, CEO, and Director Craig L. Martin
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332 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    There are opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great environment to learn the industry

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

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    great environment to encourage learning, thought process, analysis and team work among all disciplines.

    Cons

    little opportunity to advance beyond your hired position

  3.  

    Jacob is a global engineering company and requires engineer to be more adaptable to project situation.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Senior Lead Electrical Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Contractor - Senior Lead Electrical Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Jacobs as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    One has fair chance to prove his abilities

    Cons

    One faces a challenge to deal with too many bosses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should understand the experience and knowledge of the engineer and allow him to work independently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great company to intern for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineer in Conshohocken, PA
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineer in Conshohocken, PA

    I worked at Jacobs as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, leads connect with their employees, the office environment, relaxed environment

    Cons

    Work got a little slow at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful company with great benefits.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary. Need I say more?

    Cons

    Really none that I canthink of

  7.  

    Great work place for entry level and experienced engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer I in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer I in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    work time flexible, friendly environment, relative stable

    Cons

    NO retirement contribution in your first year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve company benefit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Mechanical Engineering Project Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Project Manager in Hampton, VA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Project Manager in Hampton, VA

    I worked at Jacobs

    Pros

    Great company with lots of benefits. Well structured and provides the ability to move around within the company.

    Cons

    Nothing considerably bad at this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jacobs

    Pros

    I like jacobs they are pretty fair.

    Cons

    you are told the job will last 5 years anjd it is just a month or two.

  10.  

    Good Company. Business Oriented.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Global opportunities. Very business oriented and highly concentrated on billability.

    Cons

    Very business oriented and highly concentrated on billability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your own employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best places on Earth to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Great management that cares about employees on a family style basis. Pay is good. Encouraged to further education and personal development. Great employees globally. Global safety program. Genuine care and concern for employees. Management, even on an executive level, is kind, caring, and truly operates an open door policy.

    Cons

    Work load is a little heavy. Room for advancement seems small. Some training is inconsistent. Required Christmas shut down (two weeks) greatly reduces PTO available for personal use.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the Christmas shut down time. Find ways for lateral movement in admin offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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