Jacobs Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Jacobs President, CEO, and Director Craig L. Martin
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 Culture, Great People, Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Other in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Other in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Even though Jacobs is a very large company, it's not lacking in one on one experience. The pay was great and good people.

    Cons

    I wish Jacobs would have better planned for the future in the past and maybe we wouldn't have had such extreme transition.

    Advice to Management

    I loved my manager, he was a rock star!


  2. Great Working Environment

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Offers competitive salary, excellent advancement opportunities depending on job, management was always open and eager to listen to ideas

    Cons

    Salary was not commiserate with experience, salary was largely dependent on the need for a specific job


  3. 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.


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  5. Pipefitter Helper

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


  6. Awesome company

    • Work/Life Balance
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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.


  7. Jacobs Process Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Rating

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    • Senior Management
    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)


  9. Admin Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Quantity not quality, wrong way to do things.

    Advice to Management

    It's not all about the bottom line.


  10. Decent Starter Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  11. piping designer 2

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.



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