Jacobs Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Jacobs President, CEO, and Director Craig L. Martin
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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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  1. Senior Buyer

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work for: Managers PPM / PM's are people focused and customer driven.

    Cons

    The down turn in business created alot of layoffs since the stakeholders cut back on new projects.

  2. Interesting company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at Jacobs

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

    Pros

    Workload is varied and interesting.
    Learning and development are given high priority with a collegiate feeling to the place.
    There are many experts in their field to learn and seek assistance from.
    There are good networking opportunities and a social media style intranet.
    They have their fingers in many pies, if you want to try something new you probably can.

    Cons

    Resourcing doesn't seem particularly well organised.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to get on the ball. The work is out there, the people to do it are here. Make it happen, engage.

  3. Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Quantico, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Quantico, VA

    I have been working at Jacobs

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

    Pros

    Good benefits that start the first day of employment and they offer decent salaries compared to other contractors. They really seem to care about their employees. Nice people and overall great atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Like any contracting job, once your contract is up you are possibly out of a job. You will not know if your company won the contract until the last minute.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the culture of caring policy. I had a great manager and he was a pleasure to work for. I wish our contract would have been longer.

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  5. Great

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

    I have been working at Jacobs

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for training and advancement

    Cons

    Limited experience in the field

  6. I enjoy my work but I work at customer site

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Brandywine, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Brandywine, MD

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Enjoy hands on experience with configuration and design

    Cons

    travel time to long to work

    Advice to Management

    Upper management doing a good job

  7. It was a very good experience to work in Jacobs Engineering. It was very helpfull to upgrade my knowledge.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee Process Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee Process Engineer in Mumbai (India)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly Atmosphere. Friendly colleagues. relationship based company

    Cons

    To get basics clear. To clear out fundamentals.

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities to new comers. Otherwise company is very much is good.

  8. Great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

  9. Working for almost three years in Jacobs Calgary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Project Control Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Principal Project Control Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly employees and Works are very focused

    Cons

    Jobs based on the Project Availability - No Project - No work (Lay Off)

  10. A great company to intern for

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    • 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)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work got a little slow at times

  11. 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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