Jacobs Reviews

Updated August 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. Principle Engineer or Project Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible time and good benefits. Working in a project with independently makes job fun.

    Cons

    When the project is completed unless one has an assigned project you are gone. No loyalty to employee by the employer.

    Advice to Management

    Try to accommodate your long time employee to some extent and provide them with reasonable assignment.


  2. Awesome company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sharepoint Developer in Ridgecrest, CA
    Current Employee - Sharepoint Developer in Ridgecrest, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong competitive pay, values employees, demands greatness. Jacobs will go to bat for their employees, and rewards excellence.

    Cons

    Most jobs are on contract with the government, and as such longevity can be unpredictable, but Jacobs is loyal to their employees and is good at placing displaced employees elsewhere.


  3. Pipefitter Helper

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pipefitter Helper in Mont Belvieu, TX
    Current Employee - Pipefitter Helper in Mont Belvieu, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement is amazing. The company cares for our safety and shows it daily.

    Cons

    I have yet to find a downside.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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  5. Jacobs Process Engineer

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    safety environment and management involvement

    Cons

    Medical benefits are less than ideal.


  6. Rating

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, Interesting work, great people, incredible dedication

    Cons

    Clubby, arrogant, penny wise with staffing levels and investments, somewhat risk averse (all my opinion)


  7. piping designer 2

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Piping Designer/CADD Operator in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Piping Designer/CADD Operator in Beaumont, TX

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

    Pros

    Not much to brag about.

    Cons

    Horrible insurance and pay rates.


  8. Jacobs Technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niceville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niceville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall good company culture, cares about it's employees. Decent pay, but health benefits have slipped a bit since changing from BCBS to UHC. Good leadership and promising future.

    Cons

    Pressure to meet contract demands can sometimes be brought to bear on employees in a way that may be adverse to employee satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose your focus on building and maintaining a loyal, dedicated and satisfied workforce.


  9. Decent Starter Job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GIS Technician
    Current Employee - GIS Technician
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    3 weeks paid vacation for entry-level position right out of college, and 401k matched after 1 year of employment.

    Cons

    Older male dominated environment, very old school way of thinking, arrogance in management. Raises are small, and additional work and roles added to your job without additional compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Tone down the arrogance & respect your "staff" before they find something better that offers significantly more pay.


  10. Help Desk Analyst II

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Hurlburt Field, FL
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Hurlburt Field, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary and competitive benefits. Shift work but generally good bosses.

    Cons

    Shift work. No overtime. Otherwise not bad at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  11. Sr. PDS Piping Design Area Lead

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    Current Employee - Senior PDS Piping Design Area Lead in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior PDS Piping Design Area Lead in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Jacobs is all about Leadership training & career development. Great company to for!

    Cons

    Can't think of any Cons. Jacobs is the best company I've worked for so far.

    Advice to Management

    A more aggressive approach to business development.



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