Jacobs Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
746 Reviews

3.5
746 Reviews
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Jacobs President, CEO, and Director Craig L. Martin
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306 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits, flexible work schedule with half days on Fridays (in 31 reviews)

  • Good working relationships & good people was primary motivation for a long period at Jacobs (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • How does this make any sense for a company that has the slogan "people are our greatest asset" (in 20 reviews)

  • Our department tried to purchase 2 new laptops for new senior management (in 19 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Miami, FL

    I worked at Jacobs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It is a good opportunities to me in to work in your good company and can see the building

    Cons

    I have experience in construction and industrial company!!! and I can show my knowledge!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I has been working in construction for 23 years!!!! so I can work in any side of this companies with my knowledge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Jacobs

    Pros

    Very employee oriented, for example employee cubicles have the outer glass walls, managers have the inside offices. Also the work-life balance is very good.

    Cons

    I can't really find a con for this company, work-life balance is really great and the management is very sensitive to the employees. the benefits are great but a little on the expensive side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    They keep all wel informed and up todate with all co aspects, have many internet functions set up if u need any help. People are very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Need more 1to1 interaction , more supervision accesability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slim down some of the steps in payroll,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the best DoD contractors.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer III  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Programmer III in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Jacobs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, good pay, flexible schedule (Alternate Work Schedule), job growth, helpful HR department, great management team, and good coworkers.

    Cons

    A lot of the time it felt as if the team was understaffed due to the workload. Aggressive project due dates. Long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    good salary, interesting work, potential for growth

    Cons

    benefits are just OK, not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate well

  7.  

    amazing company

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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

    Opportunity for free growth is key

    Cons

    Billability metric is a key performance indicator

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I was an intern and I really enjoyed the my experience with the company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Edwards AFB, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edwards AFB, CA

    I have been working at Jacobs as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay was good and the people were friendly
    I was hired by them to do work for NASA as a contractor which provided me a great opportunity to network

    Cons

    I didn't work directly with any of Jacobs full time employees which didn't give me the chance to show them my work ethic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Controls I  in  Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Project Controls I in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Jacobs as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, personal and professional growth, core values, great salaries

    Cons

    training, engineering industry is cyclical meaning one day you have a job and the next you may have to get transferred (this comes with any EPC company), no real emphasis on education or leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a solid training program, take the time and money to fix JPCS and other Jacobs programs (the money spent fixing it is far less than the time employees use to get through the programs' bugs)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    High pay. Ok benefits. Flexible schedule

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    High pay. Ok benefits. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Favortism. Management not interested in your personal growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Did not live up to its potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Jacobs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Steady work for the most part
    Opportunity to travel
    Flexible schedules
    Name recognition

    Cons

    Management should receive professional training
    Interesting to see that comments indicate management cronyism is similar across offices
    Loyalty to employee is not the bottom line
    Poor efforts on compensation - especially after professional/licensed status is achieved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek to build up, develop and grow your staff into leaders
    If you care about your people the company will flourish
    Consider term limits for leadership positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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