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Jabil Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Mark Mondello
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Pros
  • great facilities, benefits, great work environment (in 26 reviews)

  • If you like challenges, this is a great place for you (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • There is always work to do, the customer comes first so work life balance can be challenging (in 25 reviews)

  • Demanding job and activities sometimes require long hours (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Jabil San Jose"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jabil (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with many different types of engineers on a daily basis. I learned much more than I though I would over the summer.

    Cons

    Salary was a bit low.


  2. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jabil full-time

    Pros

    It is a good company to work

    Cons

    I don't have other comments to add.


  3. "Well Oiled Machine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jabil full-time

    Pros

    Efficient, professional, friendly, rewarding, profitable

    Cons

    Nothing at all comes to mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep winning


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  5. "Engineering Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Manufacturing Engineering Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Global Manufacturing Engineering Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked on complex problem for different customers.

    Cons

    Worked too long in contract manufacturing

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep it challenging


  6. "BOM Co-ordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good local Management Team - Leadership

    Cons

    Not Open to NEW ideas

    Advice to Management

    Use your experienced employee to the best of their ability to contribute and give appropriate compensation.


  7. "Great opportunity."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment to work in every day

    Cons

    I have no complaints about the company


  8. "Interesting Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jabil full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting cutting-edge technology and global reach

    Cons

    Management is dysfunctional and works in silos - at least the ones I dealt with.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your onboarding process and REALLY learn what your employees can and want to do for you. You really missed the boat with me and never took advantage of what I had to offer.


  9. "+2 stars for coworkers, 3 missing for everything else"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jabil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -coworkers are genuinely awesome. Great personalities, great motivation to help you out and help you grow.
    -lots of lab equipment at your disposal
    -good benefits

    Cons

    -terrible pay (relatively)
    -employees are scared of management. Personally, i do not feel like anyone doing a good job at any company should fear walking by and saying hi to management
    -while benefits are good, perks are not. For example, snacks are free at companies a quarter of the size of Jabil. Not here.
    -no formal training as others have said. Forces you to take the initiative, however, which is a good thing in its own way.
    -Jabil's way or the high way

    Advice to Management

    -put up the same image of Jabil to your employees as you do to your clients


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    "Inventory Spuervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has grown to a great international footprint. Possibilities for transfers and promotions are possible.

    Cons

    Company is highly critical of productivity through metrics and continuous improvement, to the degree its oppressive to the employees. Promotion opportunities have all but vanished unless you are pre-selected for a certain position. I've seen less experienced under grads get positions ahead of senior employees with adequate experience to promote. Very discouraging and a huge reason I am no longer employed there (after 23 years). This is the "good ol boy" network others refer to. HR is resilient to employee issues. The company in its early years was expanding, super profitable and a acquisition tyrant. A good place to be. Not so much these days as the economy has cooled.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up on the employees. They are pushed very hard on QE/ME/YE, and should be rewarded with some advancement opportunities, especially after demonstrating years of dedication. As opposed to the free pork sandwich once a year.


  11. "Turn and Burn Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot especially with the smaller workcells as you'll have to support where needed.

    Cons

    Managers willingly overwork their staff. Managers will also make some VERY questionable decisions just to bet business.



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