Jacobs Reviews

Updated April 23, 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. Field Project Controller

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    Former Contractor - Field Project Controller in El Jadida (Morocco)
    Former Contractor - Field Project Controller in El Jadida (Morocco)

    I worked at Jacobs as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Très bonne ambiance, environnement international, flexibilité au niveau des horaires de travail et des bureaux

    Cons

    cadence de formation interne assez faible, vous avez pas tous les avantages des deux maisons mères (Jacobs USA ou OCP S.A), Offres d'emploi en CDD ou CDM (Contrat durée de mission)

    Advice to Management

    Fidéliser les employés en leur offrant des CDI, programmer plus de formation

  2. Senior structural engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work, good engineering environment

    Cons

    It is a long commute for me

  3. Transportation Planning Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX

    I worked at Jacobs as an intern

    Pros

    Great office environment. Real projects, real responsibility as an intern. Staff/colleagues extremely friendly and supportive, which made the learning-curve experience manageable and enjoyable. The hours are great; 9 hours M-Th, only 4 hours on Fridays. Great internship overall.

    Cons

    No public transit to the office; absolutely must drive.

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  5. industrial, chemical, petrochemical, pharma

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    Former Employee - Civil Engineer/Leader Civil Engineer in Antwerp (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer/Leader Civil Engineer in Antwerp (Belgium)

    I worked at Jacobs

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

    Pros

    global, inveterate, sustainable, company and good salary

    Cons

    stress work, work in different sites in the same time

  6. 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.

  7. Interesting company to work for

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    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.

  8. Great Company

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    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.

  9. Great

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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.

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