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 4 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Senior Management, Culture & Values and CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 4821 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 993 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
4.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Jacobs Ceo Steven Demetriou
84%
84%Steven Demetriou
CEO Approval
HDR Ceo Eric L. Keen
84%
84%Eric L. Keen
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
80%
% Recommend to a friend
84%
HDR employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than Jacobs employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
74%
Positive Business Outlook
80%
HDR employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 6% higher than Jacobs employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Jacobs has 3,243 more total submitted salaries than HDR.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Manager172 Salaries
$120,858/yr
Project Engineer127 Salaries
$87,053/yr
Intern79 Salaries
$21/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Manager70 Salaries
$116,550/yr
Civil Engineer62 Salaries
$84,111/yr
Intern39 Salaries
$20/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Jacobs.
  • "Employee owned" was the most mentioned Pro at HDR.
  • "Billable" was the most mentioned Con at Jacobs.
  • "Hdr" was the most mentioned Con at HDR.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 206 reviews)
"Flexible work"(in 171 reviews)
Pros
"Employee owned"(in 107 reviews)
"Hdr"(in 80 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Billable"(in 134 reviews)
"Large company"(in 90 reviews)
Cons
"Hdr"(in 53 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 28 reviews)
Featured Review
"Engineering Role"May 24, 2022

Former Employee - Transportation Engineer, Civil

I worked at Jacobs full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great work life balance and working relationships.

Cons

Didn't see a raise in over two years.

Current Employee - Strategic Communications Coordinator

I have been working at HDR full-time

Pros

Employee-owned company and an amazing community to work with.

Cons

The work-life balance could be better

Job Postings

Jacobs has 3,349 more recently posted open jobs than HDR.
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