Compare Jacobs vs HDR BETA

See how working at Jacobs vs. HDR compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Jacobs vs. HDR. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Jacobs

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HDR

Employee Ratings

  • Jacobs scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • HDR scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 3194 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 648 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
HDR employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Jacobs employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Jacobs Ceo Steven Demetriou
85%
85%Steven Demetriou
CEO Approval
HDR Ceo Eric L. Keen
87%
87%Eric L. Keen
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
73%
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
66%
Positive Business Outlook
71%
HDR employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Jacobs employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Jacobs has 1,652 more total submitted salaries than HDR.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Manager89 Salaries
$113,629/yr
Project Engineer79 Salaries
$82,838/yr
Intern - Hourly47 Salaries
$20/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Manager39 Salaries
$103,745/yr
Bridge Engineer39 Salaries
$75,995/yr
Intern - Hourly29 Salaries
$19/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Jacobs.
  • "Employee owned" was the most mentioned Pro at HDR.
  • Jacobs had 38 more reviews than HDR that mentioned "Large company" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 161 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 143 reviews)
Pros
"Employee owned"(in 85 reviews)
"Great people"(in 42 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 63 reviews)
"Large company"(in 61 reviews)
Cons
"Large company"(in 23 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 19 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer

I worked at Jacobs full-time

Pros

Great working environment. Flexible work hours.

Cons

No Bonuses. Benefits could be better.

"Great place"Sep 26, 2020

Current Employee - Senior Project Architect

I have been working at HDR full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Employee owned company that strives on expertise in healthcare and civic projects. Strong drive by leadership that is shared without being overbearing.

Cons

Can be very corporate driven. Top heavy and difficult to define career paths.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work

Job Postings

Jacobs has 6,004 more recently posted open jobs than HDR.