Jacobs Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Waste of Time

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

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You got a paycheck is all.

    Cons

    Excuse-driven management, poor pay raises & bonuses, no advancement, and to place the well-being of its employees at the bottom compared to other inside and outside interests

    Advice to Management

    Using the customer as an excuse to deny/limit advancements, increases, and opportunities will drive away the staff


  2. Jacobs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jacobs

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

    Pros

    Great ethics, good pay, flexible hours

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the company, especially across market sectors. Hard to navigate your career in such a large company.

    Advice to Management

    Give mid level management a chance to move up. Set a career path.


  3. Lead Electrical Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer and Group Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer and Group Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    It is an International company and has good operating organization

    Cons

    Sometimes wrong people are given responsibilities, which they cannot execute and then everyone is unhappy and project goessaur.

    Advice to Management

    Please be cautious when assign responsibilities and or select person to lead the project.


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  5. Global Mobility Coordinator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    We have a good work schedule out of this office.

    Cons

    I don't have any at this time.


  6. EIT

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

    I worked at Jacobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation fair in comparison to similar companies.

    Cons

    work/life balance is not a company value


  7. This was a good company with great opportunities for engineers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PC Support Technician in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - PC Support Technician in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly supportive workplace
    Flexible hours
    Good local management

    Cons

    Not enough IT opportunities.
    Behind on modern IT technologies


  8. Helpful (1)

    Lacks Leadership

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

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Travel around the world serving the customer

    Cons

    Good ole boy network, shoddy business practices

    Advice to Management

    Leadership by action, not by position.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Nice people to work with in the Process organization. Not so much in Infrastructure.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    In Process the majority of the folks I've worked with are kind, caring and genuinely considerate of others. I has been one of the nicest work environments I've worked in.

    Cons

    When there are toxic people it takes Jacobs a long time to identify, recognize and deal with them in an appropriate manner.

    Advice to Management

    Be more vigilant and more aware of those individuals (a small percentage at Jacobs) who create a toxic work environment for the majority who are a pleasure to work with. Deal with them more quickly to preserve the positive environment and protect the quality people who work hard.


  10. IT

    Current Employee - IT Buyer/Procurement Specialist in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - IT Buyer/Procurement Specialist in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance within the company

    Cons

    Poor communication with upper management


  11. Helpful (1)

    ASG Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Manager in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - Asset Manager in Camp Lejeune, NC

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people to work for.

    Cons

    Losing current government contracts and not good at relocating personnel.



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