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Jabil Reviews

Updated May 25, 2018
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  • Work life balance are not good for some BU (in 30 reviews)

  • Long hours, stressful at times, contract manufacturing ups and downs (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "A company built on people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Operations in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Employees are important and respected!
    - Employees are empowered!
    - Customer success is important at all levels!
    - Team performance is as important as individual performance!

    There is real mobility in the company and most promotions are from within. You can start just about anywhere and develop a path for yourself.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but nobody will drag you to the position you want. Work is fast paced and requires a faced paced individual willing to be a part of a team. Benefits (Healthcare) are...wanting.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  2. "Solid Experiance"

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    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LSS, dynamic environment, team, communication

    Cons

    some middle management, engineers mailing it in

    Advice to Management

    identify and advance new talent

  3. "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jabil full-time

    Pros

    Ample opportunity for hard workers. Great place to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Not the greatest pay. Extremely high turnover.


  4. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Jabil builds some of the most interesting products in the world for the Fortune 250. Jabil executives are well grounded, treat employees well, and foster a culture of supporting bottom-up innovation. Ideas pitched to management are frequently supported, executed, and shared with the rest of the company.

    Cons

    Manufacturing is hard: short deadlines, low margins, and high standards make success a challenge. Jabil aims to solve these problems with innovation, but sometimes the solution turns out to be brute-force effort.

    Advice to Management

    Continue fostering bottom-up innovation. Increase communication on long term vision and success stories.


  5. "Just an Ok company"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Inventory Control in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and company picnic

    Cons

    Lack of training and poor management. Too much favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Train people better to do their jobs. Discipline employees when they break the rules. Don't just make idle threats and don't carry thru when employees break rules. Communicate better with employees with what is going on with the company.


  6. "Corporate Finance"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Finance in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong Operations team, experienced senior management team, company is a leader in its industry.

    Cons

    Highly political. C level and VPs are tight knit, glass ceiling on anyone else. Lower levels are viewed as marginalized robots. Long work hours and 24 hour availability is a baseline expectation.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect employees at all levels. Provide legitimate career opportunities and development.


  7. "Good People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team and people to work with

    Cons

    The mgmt is not well organized

  8. "Challenge and reward"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Director in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Business Director in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good business model, great variety in daily work, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Some internal politics, travel manageable but can hit hard in spurts


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Be Careful"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jabil full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to gain lots of experience.
    Executive leadership is good.
    Good community programs and company values
    Good career opportunities if you know the right people and don't engage in petty politics.

    Cons

    Middle management and HR is terrible.
    Some Sr. IT Directors will grind you up and burn you out.

    Advice to Management

    Drain the swamp


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Questionable Management Culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Jabil is great in supporting employees in true need - e.g. supporting employees in Puerto Rico and their families that were affected by hurricanes. Besides that there is an open-door policy for the C-suite (on paper).

    Cons

    Old-school, white-male, "good-old-boys-club" management culture. Yelling at and insulting employees is perceived to be normal and often role modeled by Top management - including HR (!).

    Advice to Management

    Understand the changes in today's workforce and adapt cultural values and management styles in accordance.


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