Jacobs Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Jacobs President, CEO, and Director Craig L. Martin
Craig L. Martin
386 Ratings

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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  1. Full Time Employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Decent salaries, steady clients, social activities

    Cons

    not cutting edge design work


  2. Logistics Defense Contractor

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    Current Employee - Lead Logistician
    Current Employee - Lead Logistician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, beneficial work and normal hours

    Cons

    not much time off, company doesn't take time to grow you professionally


  3. Network Engineer

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and work environmrnt

    Cons

    Ever increasing health care costs. No employer paid sick time, just universal leave

    Advice to Management

    HSA plans suck for those over 35


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  5. Great Culture, Great People, Great Company

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    Current Employee - Other in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Other in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Even though Jacobs is a very large company, it's not lacking in one on one experience. The pay was great and good people.

    Cons

    I wish Jacobs would have better planned for the future in the past and maybe we wouldn't have had such extreme transition.

    Advice to Management

    I loved my manager, he was a rock star!


  6. Project engineer

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Jacobs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Manages to keep a fairly good backlog of work. Competitive salaries. Steady employment as long as backlog is maintained.

    Cons

    Company was continually trying to develope a culture by bringing in new management from competitors at the expense of loyal existing management. Not a good company to stay with. Poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some of your overhead. 50 plus Vice Presidents is absurd.


  7. Electrical Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Plant & Support Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Electrical Plant & Support Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Good employees benefits. Good support from the company.

    Cons

    Not competitive in building services market because of expensive fees.


  8. Great Working Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Offers competitive salary, excellent advancement opportunities depending on job, management was always open and eager to listen to ideas

    Cons

    Salary was not commiserate with experience, salary was largely dependent on the need for a specific job


  9. Admin Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Quantity not quality, wrong way to do things.

    Advice to Management

    It's not all about the bottom line.


  10. Design Engg

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best work culture and Project experince

    Cons

    Not the best payer in market


  11. Principle Engineer or Project Engineer

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible time and good benefits. Working in a project with independently makes job fun.

    Cons

    When the project is completed unless one has an assigned project you are gone. No loyalty to employee by the employer.

    Advice to Management

    Try to accommodate your long time employee to some extent and provide them with reasonable assignment.



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