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Jacobs Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
803 Reviews
3.4
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Jacobs President, CEO, and Director Craig L. Martin
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Best company I have ever worked for.

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent company with excellent reputation.Work is interesting and challenging. Good team atmosphere. Consultancy management is friendly and easy to work for.

    Cons

    Need a better business development plan. Parent company management does not appear to see the value in Consultancy. One group doesn't seem to contribute as much as they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider trimming employees with low sense of urgency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Staten Island, NY

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    good health and workplace values; good benefits and compensation; good leaders; good development and future

    Cons

    given good health and workplace values; good benefits and compensation; good leaders; good development and future: good work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good values of health and workplace values; good benefits and compensation; good leaders; good development and future

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Transparent policies and work life balance

    • 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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Employee can move from one location to another and also internationally.
    Work life balance. come in time and go in time.
    flexi work hours.

    Cons

    No corns as of now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should take tough decision at times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Controls IV in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Controls IV in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Jacobs as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, helpful colleagues, good team

    Cons

    none that i can think of, none ,none ,none ,none ,none ,none none ,none ,none none ,none ,none none ,none ,none none ,none ,none none ,none ,none none ,none ,none none ,none ,none none ,none ..kind of silly to force me to write smth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manage well

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good culture, friendly staff, good work life balance

    Cons

    salary not as competitive as others

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Jacobs full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent - knowledgeable, engaging staff, good projects, good pay.

    Cons

    Some people should be on higher salaries that reflect their value to the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good starting company

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

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

    Pros

    Good company to start with

    Cons

    Parking
    Training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Managers very friendly and care for all

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Simply The Best Company I've Ever Worked For!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Director/Manager, Defense Programs in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Project Director/Manager, Defense Programs in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    They're always looking for ways to improve the way they handle their management teams internally. We're allowed to perform.

    Cons

    I cannot think of a single thing right now!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not always about the bottom line. It is about the people and relationships both inside and outside of Jacobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Safety Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Senior Safety Engineer in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Execute Task Independently with positive criticism

    Cons

    Provide timely notice of change of policy and management decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good works

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great first experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Casablanca (Morocco)
    Former Employee - Intern in Casablanca (Morocco)

    I worked at Jacobs as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    good atmosphere and good staff. Very nice experience. A very good summer. Everyone should start in such a company it provides you with very good opportunities and good insights. work / life balance was a very a good trade-off. Weeks are light and no work at home. Good place to work. Casablanca is really a nice city to live in.

    Cons

    Nothing for now. May be a closest relationship between the management department and the rest of the company (engineers and technicians).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going. Nothing to change for me

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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