Jacobs Reviews

Updated July 5, 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. Jacobs Engineering

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

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

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

    Pros

    Work on interesting projects at good pay with great people. The company is diversifying locally so there's more opportunities for gaining experience. They are also on the winning side of many projects. They have a good reputation and were promoting safety before it became fashionable for everyone to do so.

    Cons

    6 holidays/year. There are several benefits offered, similar to other engineering firms, such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k with match, accidential death and dismemberment, legal services, etc., but the premiums are higher than at other firms although I haven't checked lately.


  2. awesome company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People
    Integrity
    Mission
    Type of work
    Locations
    Diversity of work

    Cons

    Huge company. There are not many cons at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing


  3. Helpful (3)

    Project Accountant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    Great people, understanding managers. Off on Fridays. Great flexibility of work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not very many opportunities to grow for non-engineering disciplines.


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  5. Great as far as huge corporations go

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer, Civil in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer, Civil in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Huge network of resources and opportunities

    Cons

    Money centered with little consideration to employee lifestyle

    Advice to Management

    Office parties, activities, things that make people happy


  6. Intern

    • 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

    Pros

    Great environment, everyone is nice

    Cons

    not really any to be honest


  7. Wonderful company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer I in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are helpful
    Job is enjoying
    Never get bored
    The training is excellent
    Benefits are great
    Waiting to see more

    Cons

    None as of yet considering I am still a new hire to the company. I am still waiting to be placed on a project.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Jacobs

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Cost Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Cost Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Jacobs (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Worked 4 10 hr days

    Cons

    The roads around Jacobs are usually crowded.


  9. Jacobs Engineer Intern

    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer

    I worked at Jacobs (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well and very flexible with schedule

    Cons

    Very unprofessional, Management is bad and does not prepare interns for real world experiences.


  10. Fair Company

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

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    Tries to keep you employed if your project ends

    Cons

    Benefits could be better than they are.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like they matter and you respect them.


  11. CSP Contracts Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSP Contracts Specialist in Albany, GA
    Current Employee - CSP Contracts Specialist in Albany, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work environment, excellent benefits, provide opportunity to move to other positions within company.

    Cons

    Clearances are not always retained, based upon the contract requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Retain security clearances for all personnel.



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