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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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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.  

    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
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    the experience has been very interesting

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Casablanca (Morocco)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Casablanca (Morocco)

    Pros

    very good environment where you can learn, interact with very competent people, and apply world classs project management standards.

    Cons

    the location in morocco presents many dificulties in terms of cultural shocks and project management culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    technical staff

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work culture, friendly environment

    Cons

    bad management, very less salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    its good.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company to Work With

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Projects, Good Salaries, Good Work culture, Good Management, Great Place to learn and work, Good People, Professional Work environment.

    Cons

    No Cons i can think of the

  8.  

    Troubled life of a contractor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Sustainment Analyst  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Site Sustainment Analyst in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    They have great benefits and paid well compared to other companies. As a company I really enjoyed working for them. They tried to be as open as they could with regards to contract negotiations with the Government. I felt in an adverse environment they treated us with dignity and respect.

    Cons

    Government contract work is difficult for anyone trying to establish long term goals or make long term investments. We had gone from a yearly review of our contract to quarterly which put everyone on pins and needles. A really tough environment to work in and support a family when you are concerned about having a job every 3,6, or 12 months. This isn't really a critique against Jacobs, but of the Federal Government contract job life cycle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep trying to provide as much transparency of the process to your employees. I appreciated that more than anything. Also improve employee development opportunities as it can really help employees feel like Jacobs is on our side and looking out for us. Suggest giving more opportunities to get advanced certifications through Jacobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good old Jacobs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good US company, very very good

    Cons

    Nothing I can say till now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Edwards AFB, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Edwards AFB, CA

    Pros

    Exposure to new technology, aerospace engineering and everything the airforce does which is pretty spectacular.

    Cons

    The internship was on the top secret part of the airforce base so security was high. Not really a con per se but something to consider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are now owned by Jacob Engineering, so not sure really.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was one of the best life experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HSE Supervisor  in  El Jadida (Morocco)
    Former Employee - HSE Supervisor in El Jadida (Morocco)

    Pros

    Team work and working together

    Cons

    working with people from other countries that they speak foreign language

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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