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Jacobs Reviews in Tullahoma, TN

Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
777 Reviews
3.4
777 Reviews
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Jacobs President, CEO, and Director Craig L. Martin
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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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  1.  

    I liked the people I worked with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in Tullahoma, TN
    Former Employee - Designer in Tullahoma, TN

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Good benefits, growth depending on connections. Promotions were hard to come by, but it could be that I didn't have them. One was assigned to work downtown (main office) or elsewhere.

    Cons

    There was a cozy corporate culture that meant that you had to be connected to be considered part of the in crowd. They where very nice about time-off, I didn't have extra perks but you could arrange to schedule hours worked around life at times. They did lack training opportunities, that they could improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees more by offering more training opportunities. The corporate culture needs to be more open.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company, great people, and interesting work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tullahoma, TN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tullahoma, TN

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

    Pros

    Jacobs fosters a relationship-based environment. Believe it or not, everyone works as a team and is willing to contribute to satisfying customer needs. I'm proud to say, "I Jacobs Blue Through and Through!"

    Cons

    I haven't found any cons working with Jacobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Tullahoma, TN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Tullahoma, TN

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

    Pros

    The work is Challenging and rewarding. Everyone seems to work well together and everyone is treated fairly. The management is very good from the top the the lowest level. Safety is a top priority. And the pay is very good with good raises each year. The benefits are average.

    Cons

    Jacobs Technology is heavy into government contracts, when the federal budgets go down, so goes business. Aside from the government, there is little other business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    diversify the customer base

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Reliable, Stable, Fair and Challenging.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tullahoma, TN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tullahoma, TN

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    For those that don't shy away from hard work, you will enjoy working here. Hard work is recognized and rewarded with great compensation and exciting projects. Long-term employment is prevalent with this company. There are many people with 30 and 40 year careers still working for the company. Turnover is very low.

    Cons

    There are not very many opportunities for step-function growth. For those that start with JT in their early career, the climb is long and perhaps a bit impossible. The best place to enter JT is in mid-management, when you are confident in your trade and ready to take on more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to find ways to grow (and recognize growth) in more junior employees so they don't need to leave to make those larger leaps in their career.
    Keep doing a great job recognizing project sucesses and making hard work rewarding.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company. Focused on doing the right thing for employees. Proud of the work we do in support of country.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Team Member in Tullahoma, TN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Team Member in Tullahoma, TN

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    Challenging Work, Competent Staff, Competitive Salaries & Benefits, Caring Leadership, Work-Life Balance, Humble Culture, Able to Grow Professionally and Personally

    Cons

    Lack of Branding (reference humility in "Pros" section), Communication to employees from top leadership (might blog or visit sites more)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing the Culture of Caring and continue focus outside of just safety with that mindset. Proud of this company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Run away! Run away!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in Tullahoma, TN
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in Tullahoma, TN

    I worked at Jacobs

    Pros

    I'm trying to think of one hundred words of good stuff about Jacobs Engineering (Sverdrup). Normally, these things can be filled with lots of fluff about the quality of the people you worked with compared to the management, but that's really not the case here. This company (at least on the IT side) is riddled with people who are incompetent, care nothing for the mess they make for other people, gossip incessantly and seem to go out of their way to avoid work at all costs knowing that the few people with a clue will pick up the slack. Ugh.

    Cons

    Lies, lies and more lies. I've never seen a company lie to its employees so frequently. Good managers are pushed aside due to nepotism, and employees who actually work are used abusively with travel that was never agreed to as well as working shifts up to 72 hours long to fix a manager's mistake. To make it worse, Sverdrup (the division of JE I worked for) is located in a cesspool of a town with absolutely no other opportunities for a decent job in IT, so they know they have you over a barrel if they convince you to move there. Overall, I would never recommend to anyone to even think about working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hit the reset button on every manager in the place, starting with their deceitful HR department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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