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Jacobs Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
827 Reviews
3.4
827 Reviews
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Jacobs President, CEO, and Director Craig L. Martin
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330 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • While not the best pay in the world for an engineer, the work life balance makes up for the low pay (in 21 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits, flexible work schedule with half days on Fridays (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Our department tried to purchase 2 new laptops for new senior management (in 23 reviews)

  • Seems to go against there "People are our greatest asset" motto (in 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great company to intern for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineer in Conshohocken, PA
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineer in Conshohocken, PA

    I worked at Jacobs as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, leads connect with their employees, the office environment, relaxed environment

    Cons

    Work got a little slow at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great work place for entry level and experienced engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer I in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer I in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    work time flexible, friendly environment, relative stable

    Cons

    NO retirement contribution in your first year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve company benefit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful company with great benefits.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary. Need I say more?

    Cons

    Really none that I canthink of

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  5.  

    Mechanical Engineering Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Project Manager in Hampton, VA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Project Manager in Hampton, VA

    I worked at Jacobs

    Pros

    Great company with lots of benefits. Well structured and provides the ability to move around within the company.

    Cons

    Nothing considerably bad at this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jacobs

    Pros

    I like jacobs they are pretty fair.

    Cons

    you are told the job will last 5 years anjd it is just a month or two.

  7.  

    Good Company. Business Oriented.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Global opportunities. Very business oriented and highly concentrated on billability.

    Cons

    Very business oriented and highly concentrated on billability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your own employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best places on Earth to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Great management that cares about employees on a family style basis. Pay is good. Encouraged to further education and personal development. Great employees globally. Global safety program. Genuine care and concern for employees. Management, even on an executive level, is kind, caring, and truly operates an open door policy.

    Cons

    Work load is a little heavy. Room for advancement seems small. Some training is inconsistent. Required Christmas shut down (two weeks) greatly reduces PTO available for personal use.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the Christmas shut down time. Find ways for lateral movement in admin offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Jacobs Technology

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

    I worked at Jacobs

    Pros

    Great company with excellent management

    Cons

    Government Contracting is an up and down process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work not to grow

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

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    Great pay when market is good and work is plentiful

    Cons

    Bad place to work when market is bad, no development for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop mirco managing, develop employees, need established career paths and actually follow them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company. I enjoyed working there.

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

    I worked at Jacobs

    Pros

    I liked the environment and scope of work.

    Cons

    Sometimes they had large layoffs.

    Recommends

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