Jacobs

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Jacobs Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
775 Reviews
3.4
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Jacobs President, CEO, and Director Craig L. Martin
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313 Ratings

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.  

    Excellent place to gain industry experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Beaumont, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to gain industry experience.
    Exposure to clients( i.e. networking). This gave me the ability to increase my salary by nearly 30% when I left.
    Great work life balance at the alliance I worked at.
    Safety culture is second to none.
    High employee turn over rate yielded opportunity for increased responsibility.
    My alliance manager, discipline manager, and co-workers were top notch.
    Up to date on technology.

    Cons

    Benefits are awful. I paid over $9k out of pocket for a dependents broken arm on top of an expensive premium.
    Annual raises were dispersed evenly over department. If I'm a top performer; show me the money!
    High employee turn over rate sometimes effects project completion efficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give meaningful raises to those that earn it. Don't reward those that don't show initiative. The high turn over rate in the industry means that you'll have to replace an employee with one of equal experience at a higher pay rate or find a lesser experienced candidate to fill the position. There's benefits to having a long standing employee base.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good EPC company work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    Vast opportunities in multiple areas

    Cons

    Room to improve in work process efficiency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to cultivate recent grad talent

  3.  

    Short, but enjoyable time with company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Operations Technician in Quantico, VA
    Former Employee - Network Operations Technician in Quantico, VA

    I worked at Jacobs full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, management is highly flexible, great learning opportunities. This company is part of a rare section of the IT community who believes in supporting their employees as much if not more than the customer.

    Cons

    Office could be sporadic a lot of the time. Work is not clearly defined and I often had to find or beg for projects to work on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Corporate pros and cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Planner
    Current Employee - Transportation Planner

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

    Pros

    Jacobs is large, involved in lots of interesting work, and full of resources. There are plenty of opportunities available and work seems stable.

    Cons

    It's a very corporate and structured working environment. The corporate bureaucracy can be as onerous as the government.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've heard some horror stories about local management before I came on board being really lack luster, but since I've joined the company the management has been decent and continues to improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Opportunities for emerging engineers

    • 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

    Great work atmosphere, room to grow, work with various clients

    Cons

    no training budget, have to ask several times for desired oppurtunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more flexibility if worker wants to relocate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very unorganized no training cut throat.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Allen Park, MI
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Allen Park, MI

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay. Some interaction with engineers, get to learn some advanced tech.

    Cons

    How do i start. I worked at the allen park location as a entry level test tech. I received absolutely no training at all. They expect you to read their minds. The garage lead employees have a chip on their shoulder and they will do anything to get someone they dont like fired. They will fabricate reasons to fire you if they dont like you and fire you on your 89th day. Good luck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None dont work here unless you kiss some serious butt. And you better be a professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Inside Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work with. Lots of opportunities to work on multi-disciplinary projects and cross-cultural teams. The company also provides good learning opportunities and training. The company has open door policy.

    Cons

    Like in most other companies some favoritism. Lots of processes which are difficult to keep track.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of training course you can take to extend your education. Good working environment.

    Cons

    No Bonuses. Very Political industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Jacobs

    Pros

    Very employee oriented, for example employee cubicles have the outer glass walls, managers have the inside offices. Also the work-life balance is very good.

    Cons

    I can't really find a con for this company, work-life balance is really great and the management is very sensitive to the employees. the benefits are great but a little on the expensive side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    It is a good opportunities to me in to work in your good company and can see the building

    Cons

    I have experience in construction and industrial company!!! and I can show my knowledge!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I has been working in construction for 23 years!!!! so I can work in any side of this companies with my knowledge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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