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Jacobs Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Jacobs President and Chief Executive Officer Steven Demetriou
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Pros
  • work life balance was great if you didn't let your fellow coworkers get to you (in 57 reviews)

  • Work environment is fairly relaxed (in 90 reviews)

Cons
  • Frequent changes on upper management level, frequent operations management changes (in 41 reviews)

  • Some employees are cynical about "people are our greatest asset" core value (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Jacobs Technology"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Quantico, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Quantico, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company; very people and relationship oriented.

    Cons

    No cons, I love this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep building DoD relationships


  2. "Great Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    lots of skills prfessionals, good company

    Cons

    The older, highly experience engineers do not share there knowledge enough.


  3. "Director of Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting and Diverse work, people

    Cons

    Limited opportunities at senior management

    Advice to Management

    Be more visible


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  5. "HVAC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Ppl here are awesome. Smart cats

    Cons

    Too much work that it's too much to handle


  6. "Good Company but very fickle when there is no work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    amazing smart people, best systems, fast paced

    Cons

    no job security, no 401k matching in the first year

    Advice to Management

    try to be more communicative with your employees with the near future plans


  7. "Normal Run-of-the-Mill EPC Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Piping Engineer II in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Piping Engineer II in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Pay is generally pretty good.
    2. Work environment is fairly relaxed. People don't question your actions every waking moment of the day.
    3. Co-workers are very diverse and make for great conversation.

    Cons

    1. Benefits are sub-standard.
    2. The organization is very corporate to a fault.
    3. Career progression is convoluted. Managers are not very transparent about how you are performing.

    Advice to Management

    1. Communicate frequently about what an employee really wants and work with him/her to accomplish those goals.
    2. Stop the blame game.


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    "Project Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project E in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Project E in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, lots of growth opportunities, great friendly people

    Cons

    sometimes feel lost in the large organization

    Advice to Management

    keep the networking going.


  9. "Director of Business Transformation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Currently engaged in an enterprise wide transformation

    Cons

    There is extensive travel and more than expected


  10. "Process Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Best-in-class employees
    - Good pay w/ benefits
    - Growth opportunities

    Cons

    - Project management typically disconnected with team
    - Meeting a schedule is fighting a Mt. Everest uphill battle


  11. "So so"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, flexible hours, interesting large capital projects. Knowledgeable mentors. A great place to learn.

    Cons

    Terrible benefits, no trust between upper management and lower level workers, glass ceiling, no maternity leave

    Advice to Management

    Treat professional workers as that. Do away with overtime pay and create a bonus structure to incentivize. Offer basic maternity leave without making women claim UNEMPLOYMENT.



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