Jacobs Reviews

Updated August 27, 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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981 Employee Reviews

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  1. Awesome company

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    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.


  2. Pipefitter Helper

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    • 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!


  3. Jacobs Process Engineer

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    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.


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    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)


  6. Jacobs Technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niceville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niceville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall good company culture, cares about it's employees. Decent pay, but health benefits have slipped a bit since changing from BCBS to UHC. Good leadership and promising future.

    Cons

    Pressure to meet contract demands can sometimes be brought to bear on employees in a way that may be adverse to employee satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose your focus on building and maintaining a loyal, dedicated and satisfied workforce.


  7. Help Desk Analyst II

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Hurlburt Field, FL
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Hurlburt Field, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and competitive benefits. Shift work but generally good bosses.

    Cons

    Shift work. No overtime. Otherwise not bad at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  8. Jacobs a great Company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    team players, educates, teach, job enrichment

    Cons

    layoffs, projects end, new hires and out with the old


  9. Sr. PDS Piping Design Area Lead

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    Current Employee - Senior PDS Piping Design Area Lead in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior PDS Piping Design Area Lead in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Jacobs is all about Leadership training & career development. Great company to for!

    Cons

    Can't think of any Cons. Jacobs is the best company I've worked for so far.

    Advice to Management

    A more aggressive approach to business development.


  10. Jacobs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of great people to work with. Jacobs believes in helping their employees grow. Good benefits. Like all contractors, it depends on the contract but the pay is more than fair on the Jacobs Field Services side.

    Cons

    They do not have a lot of work on the west coast.


  11. Very good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Good people with the right focus on clients

    Cons

    Low wages by design in order to keep rates low



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