Jacobs Reviews

Updated July 31, 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. Great Work Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Jacobs

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

    Pros

    - Everyone is level-headed and driven - Great working atmosphere - Excellent management

    Cons

    None really. Just wish there were more opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. Helpful (4)

    No loyalty

    • 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 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    As long as you don't work at corporate and on a direct project you might be ok

    Cons

    The benefits are terrible they don't train or care about their people

    Advice to Management

    care about people, give decent raises and decent benefits


  3. Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Metairie, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Metairie, LA

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for advancement; Above-average training program

    Cons

    Poor internal software systems; Very few clients


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  5. Business Relationship Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brm in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Brm in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

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

    Pros

    Well organized, dynamic corporate leadership. Direction from the top begins with personal examples. Great working environment and committed employees.

    Cons

    Few cons to think of, depending on remote location or how much you like to travel- possibly there could be more interaction between division leads and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Beyond Zero is a great program! Retain your commitment and communications with employees by rewarding initiative. Continue to develop sound leaders who care about their employees, value them over profit, and of course truly understand customer requirements.


  6. Jacobs work culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Focused on the customer, stockholders and employees Jacobs is one of the few firms with a culture of caring for their employees

    Cons

    It is very easy to find more work in this culture than you can handle

    Advice to Management

    This is an Engineering firm. Technical managers are sought out and can realize significant growth with time and effort


  7. Project Architect

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

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

    Pros

    Salaries are above average. Wide range of benefits to choose from. Health plan was average with seemingly higher than average premiums.

    Cons

    Heavily emphasized billable hours. This is because it is a publicly traded company that must answer to share holders with profits.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees often. Management activities seem to take up so much time that there is sometimes a disconnect between management and design.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Summer intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Jacobs (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work with. good career opportunity. Caring management. Good work environment. Great long term benefits.

    Cons

    There is nothing to mention for Cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work


  9. Nice Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Specialist in Meadows Place, TX
    Former Employee - Document Specialist in Meadows Place, TX

    I worked at Jacobs full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement. Good working environment

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on safety. Company seemed to focus entire work genre on safety than anything else

    Advice to Management

    Don't let go (lay off) good employees


  10. Great people, rough business.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    The people are the best part about Jacobs. You can usually always expect to be treated well and salaries keep up with the market.

    Cons

    Contractors are in a little trouble with the way oil and gas is doing, so job security can be an issue an issue.


  11. HR Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist Currently Studying Fashion Design in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist Currently Studying Fashion Design in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Jacobs is a fair company I have been with Jacobs now for 10 1/2 years. Great people!

    Cons

    No overtime, no holiday pay unless you are a staff employee. Vacation PTO is based on 20 hours per 6 months, and cannot carry over.

    Advice to Management

    When a manager is happy and treat their employee's great the employee's will also love their jobs and what they do on a day to day base a happy environment will equal success. Communicating with employee's is very important also.



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