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Jacobs Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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  • work life balance / flexible working hours / training (in 64 reviews)

  • Great learning experience, great work environment (in 100 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Contacts Manae in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Contacts Manae in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Project based company therefore if no project, you may not have a job.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Construction Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Construction Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience to all lines of business. Flexible work schedule. Company prides itself on safety and people are their greatest asset.

    Cons

    Great company to work for. At the moment, don't have any reason to say anything bad about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

  3. "GIS Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    People are great from management down to basic entry level employees. Office culture is excellent.

    Cons

    Salary is below industry standard


  4. "A lot of potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Great company with a lot of room to grow

    Cons

    Have your NCCER before working.. Not really a con but something a lot of people aren't aware of.


  5. "great !"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - QC Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great support supevisor good to work with

    Cons

    end of project waiting for next


  6. "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay, health benefits and safety

    Cons

    Work and life balance. too much OT

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "A good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Jacobs (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked on a lot of different projects. Worked at several different locations. It was interesting work most of the time.

    Cons

    They are an EPC, same as the rest of them. If they run out of work you may get laid off. This is typical of the industry and you have to expect it. Jacobs is no worse than the rest of them in this area. They can't pay you to sit there with nothing to do. I worked 8 years before I got caught up in a slowdown. I would go back if I get the chance. I liked Jacobs.

    Advice to Management

    Hire me back. lol

  8. "Fire Protection/EHS Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fire Protection Engineer/EHS in Conshohocken, PA
    Former Employee - Fire Protection Engineer/EHS in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    The people are so nice at the Jacob Conchy office and are constantly having social outings and get togethers that bring their people and their families together. The company has great experts and assets in their company. Great place to learn and ask many questions specially being new in the industry. The Fire Protection department is awesome best Manager Charlie super down to earth, expert in his role and supports his team! Thus far best department and company I've ever worked.

    Cons

    Hourly pay even though the company considers it salary. You have to be accountable for every minute and hour what project you work on.

    Advice to Management

    Training, workshop and leadership opportunities to advance in the core business areas for people interested to move around.


  9. "Structural Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, four day work week

    Cons

    not enough holiday, so so benefits


  10. "Great management; overall seems to care about employees as human beings."

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    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Parrish, FL
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Parrish, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment and stability and of employment positions. Compensation is comparable to other employers in this area. Really good team centric feel.

    Cons

    PTO and 401k is average, could be better. I assess this employer could offer better stock options due to the fact they have established a good foothold within the technology field.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to care about people as human beings


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