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Jacobs Reviews

Updated June 19, 2018
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Jacobs President and Chief Executive Officer Steven Demetriou
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Pros
  • "Good working conditions and work life balance" (in 76 reviews)

  • "Great work environment , very employees supportive" (in 107 reviews)

Cons
  • "Need to consider work life balance for employees" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Lack of communication from upper management" (in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for career growth"

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

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    There are many pros for working here. First of all the benefits are good, the pay is great, it has a great work-life balance, and the people here are great.

    Cons

    I would say some of the downsides to working here would be the amount of traffic that I have to go through to get to work since it is in the Raleigh/Cary area. I would also probably, there could be room for improvement in terms of organization of project documents.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to encourage more groups within Jacobs so that each employee can fit in and feel like they are a part of something beside just being an employee.


  2. "Junior Interior Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Designer in Kirkwood, MO
    Former Employee - Junior Designer in Kirkwood, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility was nice. Could finish work week early in the week at times and take remaining day(s) off

    Cons

    Upper management never mixes with lower level employees

  3. "Quality Assurance Specialist"

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

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    People were great.
    Pay was great. Always kept employees informed.

    Cons

    There were not any that I can think of at this time.


  4. "Jacobs is alright"

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    Current Employee - Commissioning Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Commissioning Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible and understanding with your personal life. Exposure to different projects. Good learning environment.

    Cons

    Not very group oriented. Kind of on your own. Pay could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Management really needs to work on team building and working together. Can be unnecessarily cut-throat at times.


  5. "Great Team, Great Company"

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    Current Employee - BD Principal in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - BD Principal in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; local engaged management team; spirit of teamwork

    Cons

    career planning/progression path not always clear


  6. "High standards"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Business Development in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great total compensation, very good opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Very busy; change management can be challenging


  7. "assiatant construction manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Variety of challenging opportunities

    Cons

    Too many levels of leadership

  8. "Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Highly exp seniors, excellent quality procedures

    Cons

    No complaints, i miss working in Jacobs and i miss my friends there

    Advice to Management

    pls hire


  9. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity, flexible hours, a lot of technical resources, variety.

    Cons

    Silos, convoluted structure, too many layers

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the worker bees.


  10. "Information System Security Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues; work is challenging and exciting!

    Cons

    Can’t think of any major problems


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