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Jacobs Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
742 Reviews

3.5
742 Reviews
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Jacobs President, CEO, and Director Craig L. Martin
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303 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.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Dallas, TX

    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
  2.  

    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

    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
  3.  

    good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good salary, interesting work, potential for growth

    Cons

    benefits are just OK, not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate well

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  5.  

    amazing company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Edwards AFB, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edwards AFB, CA

    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
  7.  

    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

    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
  8.  

    High pay. Ok benefits. Flexible schedule

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High pay. Ok benefits. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Favortism. Management not interested in your personal growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Really enjoyed the work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer/Project Coordinator  in  Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Designer/Project Coordinator in Battle Creek, MI

    Pros

    Enjoyed being on the road working on projects with the client. Also enjoyed being in the office working on project and discussing with other engineers project issues.

    Cons

    My current title was designer / project coordinator there was no training on what you need to know about project coordinator. Issues what management - they had all there eggs in one basket we only had one major account and the contract was not renewed that's why the office closed in July 2014!!!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Beneficial notch on the belt.

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    Former Employee - Survey Technician, LSIT  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Survey Technician, LSIT in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Fostering environment, exposure to many industry practices

    Cons

    A lot of adherence to inefficient corporate policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We're all in this together.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Construction Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Company, because of its size has many resources.

    Cons

    The company lacks loyalty to employees. Will keep field people only as long as needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at more than the bottom line

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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