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Jacobs Overview

www.jacobs.com
Dallas, TX
10000+ employees
1947
Company - Public (JEC)
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Fluor, Bechtel, AECOM
Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services, including all aspects of architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and specialty consulting. We ... Read more

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

    Pros

    The company is inclusive and takes an interest in employee development, which is not true with all E&C firms. In general, I've been happier at Jacobs than I was at the other E&C firms I've worked. Jacobs is better at keeping people (on overhead activities) during periods of low utilization than other firms.

    Cons

    The benefits (in my opinion) are not as good as offered by operating companies and the health insurance options, which seem to change every year, are not so good. Jacobs is self-insured. I suspect they make "discretionary" decisions about what they want to cover based on cost of claims. This suspicion is based on a (significant) claim I submitted that they refused to cover according to policy. Given the cost of healthcare expenses and claims, this is NOT a trivial compensation issue.

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Jacobs Interviews

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    Learning & Talent Manager Interview

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    Interview

    Thorough set up of interviewing with full team. Not enough alignment internally on common view of "ideal" candidate. Not everyone equally invested on the need for the role or for an external hire in this case.

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Company Updates

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    Nuclear Jobs

    We are growing our core nuclear team and seek collaborative, inquisitive and forward thinking nuclear professionals across both our existing assets and nuclear new build teams in the UK.

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    Highways Jobs

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Jacobs Awards & Accolades

  • North America's 100 Most InDemand Employer, LinkedIn, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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