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  1.  

    great comany

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Control Systems Engineer II in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Control Systems Engineer II in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    -6 month professional development analysis

    Cons

    lost in company, too big!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please offer more traininig

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Structural Engineering Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Structural Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Structural Engineering Intern

    I worked at Jacobs

    Pros

    - Diverse environment
    - Interesting projects

    Cons

    - Some of the younger interns did nontechnical work such as making copies etc. They should give given other work so that they could learn.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No problems

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has always looked out for me even as the actual jobs I was performing came to an end. I have transitioned into 2 other positions with no problems.

    Cons

    None really to speak of... most my time with this company I was overseas... with that being said I did not have to deal with to much bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Jacobs

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    Steady paycheck, normal work hours

    Cons

    Management's demands are all over the place, often contradicting eachother. Very little flexibility afforded to employees. Anemic every man for themselves company culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Disrespected and strung along.

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

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    The employees I worked with were great people. I largely enjoyed my work and was given access to a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Management doesn't respect the people lower on the chain. I was hourly and was strung along without work for almost 3 months before I found another job and left. Management actively threatened to get in my way when I mentioned transferring internally to another division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees time and interests, The financial hole I dug myself into waiting for the new assignment that was always just a week away took a while to dig myself out of and resulted in a ton of stress.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Large Company with Small Company Feel

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

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

    Pros

    With good salary and benefits, and a good work/life balance, Jacobs is a good and stable company to work for. They try hard to unite their 70,000+ worldwide employees through a web based community.

    Cons

    The division I work for rewards aggressive types who don't like a difference of opinion. It is being run like a fraternity. While many in the group are very talented and experienced, their creativity and independent thought is being stymied by the desire to fit the norm, find and diminish a common enemy, and please the boss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read this review.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great company..depending on location

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

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    Decent benefits, Good pay, Stock Options

    Cons

    Don't care if you're in the field and not at the headquarters. No career progression. Repetitive work that doesn't advance your knowledge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises are non-existent and you aren't compensated for advancing your education. They love using your experience and resume for contract bids. But, they don't want to reward you.

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

    Cheapest company I've ever worked for.

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

    I worked at Jacobs

    Pros

    Interesting, varied work. If you are an engineer/ designer, you may have a future.

    Cons

    Executive management nearly tanked the company buying a world-wide firm without doing their due diligence costing thousands their jobs when they had to cut overheads to pay for the turkey.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Performance Review

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

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    Not any pros regarding performance review. Bosses start advising rather than acknowledging.

    Cons

    Your career growth depends on Boss and not on the performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the Review process and improve adamant bosses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    Large company with great growth opportunities for those with a drive.

    Cons

    Company very lean and no employment stability due to project based work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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