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Jabil Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  • There is always work to do, the customer comes first so work life balance can be challenging (in 28 reviews)

  • You work long hours on your feet (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great Tech Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jabil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very dynamic organization. Always in the move, applying the newest technology in all functions, including HR.

    Cons

    You've got to be tech proficient in your field in order to thrive in this business environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue sustaining people development as main priority.


  2. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of perks, company party, pig roast, Turkeys at Thanksgiving

    Cons

    Not enough PTO, no sick days. starting salary is low. Health insurance is adaquate.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little more on SIck days and PTO, and a little less on some of the "fun" stuff.

  3. "Quality Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jabil (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hard working people, nice online teaching/training system (for your future jobs)

    Cons

    no balance hours, overworking employees for days in a week, little room to move up, stuck with same responsibility for ever, low pay

    Advice to Management

    add an oven in the break room, stop pushing workers to stay to extreme hours, don't dumb the blames to floor workers because you failed to improve he process


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jabil full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great medical
    401k match - much higher than where I came from
    Employee stock purchase plan
    Good pay

    Cons

    None noted yet. Great place to be.


  5. "No structure, bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are well diversified and kind. Was close to a lot of food places. Had a "prettier" more modern building

    Cons

    There was no structure at all. The management didn't know what to assign me so I was just doing coffee runs and random tasks. Management was unorganized and unethical. Demanded more work than I was paid (which was not much at all). Was not understanding when I had a family emergency and fired me without discretion. Building looked sad and worn down.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees and have more structure in the work environment


  6. "Okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - Solderer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Solderer in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at Jabil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Casual dress. You make a good amount of money because of the overtime - double time on Sundays. Will help with school costs if it relates to a field within the company.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime. Very strict attendance policy. Like most manufacturing places, the focus is on quantity, while expecting quality. Fear of layoffs.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Jabil full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and 401k match

    Cons

    mandatory overtime even if its' "unofficial"

    Advice to Management

    See what is really happening in the trenches.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Didn't think it got this bad in the US"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jabil full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Medical and dental benefits continue for 3 years after you quit on a Friday

    Cons

    Managers were unbelievably bad. I don't intimidate easily, and I quit after 4 months because I felt intimidated.

    Was hired as an engineer and was only ever given manual labor to do. The big boss saw me checking the time on my phone and called me in for review on my first day. Had to furnish my own tools for this job, to do the manual labor, I did 12 hours a day, as an engineer... so bad it's confusing... Shop was horribly disorganized, and managers made us pretend to build robots for made-up customers when corporate came around. When I was actually being productive, bad project management meant that a job I was told to finish in 2 weeks would take 4 or 6 despite 12 hour days + Saturday. I'd complete a work-cell in a week and a manager would come tear it down to work on "software" or something while I was working on something else. Then I'd get in trouble. All the while the boss would talk about Steve Jobs and how hard he worked.

    Unsafe working conditions like lifting you up 30 feet on a forklift with no harness to pull down heavy equipment so we could pretend to build robots for fake customers. I nearly died.

     This place is the most ridiculously unprofessional employer I've ever had in 15 years working full time. Randomly received a paycheck 6 months after quitting, for like $100 or something. Still receiving medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits 3 years after quitting, in spite of several calls and emails to HR. I suspect they never took me off the books.

    Advice to Management

    Somebody needs to stop these guys. They're committing fraud and they wasted my time...


  9. "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jabil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work culture , flexible and accommodative

    Cons

    Benefits are null , pay is low

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees happy


  10. Helpful (1)

    "the people working in the trenches matter."

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Clinton, MA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Inspector in Clinton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jabil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment, good benefits. The products we make for our customers in the healthcare industry are the best, and we usually have the right tools to make this happen.

    Cons

    There is a definite disconnect between upper management and the production employees. We need to be informed of the current state of business with OUR company and have management listen to our concerns and ideas.

    Advice to Management

    I see issues with training in other Jabil plants, we need structured internal training programs for operators, quality inspectors and other production related jobs.


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