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    Structural Engineer

    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Jacobs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Half-day Fridays and the location.

    Cons

    Slackers will make you work harder. The company cares more about making money than making a good product.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Safety focused and dollar driven.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    The salary and their strong safety culture

    Cons

    If you are not billing hours your job is insecure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so dollar driven and you will create more security for the staff and a better work environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Generally Good Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people.
    Project teams have been consistently strong and focused
    Focus on safety on the job site.

    Cons

    "Company Convenience Leave" when work gets too slow.
    The usual problems faced by very large world-wide corporations; lack of smooth integration between offices, corporate level buzzword of the month, pushing work to India because the rate is cheaper there...
    The usual lack of privacy so prevalent in cube farms across the globe.
    That furniture was probably pretty nice in 1975...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MH Estimates are far more likely to hold when the PM doesn't cut hours without reducing scope. Hours = Scope

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Nice stable company, with a constant global growth. Local office is a pleasure to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Construction Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Safety is a paramount ideal held by this company, employees are treated as investments and are encouraged to grow.

    Cons

    Since it is so large you are unaware of how the company functions beyond your small teams. Being on a need to know basis is unsettling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New hires should be given an orientation. More emphasis should be placed on employee retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    This is a very good company to work, except sometimes there is no good coordination.

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    Former Employee - Lead Electrical Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Lead Electrical Engineer in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Large projects with high technical requirements.

    Cons

    Schedules are very tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Opinions of Leads or Department supervisors should be considered prior to making any commitment to client. Define the scope of project clearly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    working in Jacobs for less than a year

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    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    they have four day holiday on every national holiday. Care safety of the employee.

    Cons

    Work life balance is perfect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your engineer. Providing opportunities for them to approach to multiple different project won't kill the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting projects

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Jacobs

    Pros

    Good leadership, great work-life balance. the best manager I ever had in a job.

    Cons

    The job was not as it was explained in the interview. Not as creative. the manager left after 5 months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    PMO Lead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PMO Lead in Dumfries, VA
    Current Employee - PMO Lead in Dumfries, VA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Flucuatoins in government contracts impact longevity with company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Grateful for my career at Jacobs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flex time, 4-10 work schedule, filtered hot/cold water in every breakroom, oftentimes weekly discipline lunch-and-learns offered, concern for safety at work and abroad, more focus recently placed on implementing healthy actions and lifestyle at work and abroad, recently placed clear career path tracks for each discipline to help assist and guide employees, freedom/encouragement/support to move to and explore other career paths, the need for more training in and improving every aspect of all discipline's jobs has been noted and has either been met or is in the process of being met, co-workers are generally genuinely helpful within the disciplines and with internal customer (other disciplines), many older engineer's display willingness to "mentor" younger engineers on projects, project's typically tend to become close and work well together towards the common project goal, there is a cafeteria on site at most locations, field/travel/international travel available for those interested, department management fosters an open-door policy, more social interactions have recently been established, salaries are very competitive, covered parking lot, security trolls the parking lots during core working hours, many intelligent and hard-workers employees

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to work from home, sometimes software was dated from our client's software usage causing issues so the company has updated to a newer software, might still be problematic if software is still not a later version that clients use, a hot lunch in the cafeteria will cost generally ~$8.50 or above, very large projects can potentially lead to many placed on company convenience leave if the client pulls the project, work-life balance can be difficult

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Challenging projects, great people, enjoyable work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    The people at Jacobs make it a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Need to invest more on training programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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