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Jacobs Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Jacobs President and Chief Executive Officer Steven Demetriou
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  • Upper management is usually hired from outside rather than promoted from within (in 45 reviews)

  • Some employees are cynical about "people are our greatest asset" core value (in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Great Work Culture
    Interesting projects
    Great intern involvement and initiation

    Cons

    Not enough interaction with other departments


  2. Helpful (1)

    "HSE"

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

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    good people, good hours, overtime when needed

    Cons

    pay is not quite up to industry standards

  3. Helpful (1)

    "process engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hague, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hague, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    refreshed and easygoing, good cultural .

    Cons

    low salary, not decent benefits

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Existing employee with experience in multiple offices"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. PTO is pretty standard.

    Cons

    So many...mediocre benefits in general. Upper management is usually hired from outside rather than promoted from within. Way too much corporate focus on acquisitions rather than fostering growth with existing employees.

    Advice to Management

    Try to support and retain your existing talent without the crushing pressure of always having to be billable to a project. We should be allowed overhead time for education, training, etc. Not everything can be billed to a client.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Job Security"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    More than average pay compared to others in same line of business.
    Company cares about employees on a personal basis.

    Cons

    If you are not billable, you don't have a job.


  6. "Pipefitter helper"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere to be in

    Cons

    I haven't found anything negative about the company


  7. "Safety first"

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    Former Employee - Rodbuster Foreman in Morenci, AZ
    Former Employee - Rodbuster Foreman in Morenci, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Jacobs sticks to all safety procedures, they train you to work safely

    Cons

    You work long hours,was fine with me, but maybe not with someone else

  8. "Site Acquisition Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Very professional, great benifits and growing.

    Cons

    Growing environment can leave a feeling of uncertainty towards work load.


  9. "job man"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    great hours that worked with schedule

    Cons

    bad managment that made the job stressful

    Advice to Management

    be more lazie faire type


  10. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy, fun, learned a lot

    Cons

    Management was not connected with employees


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