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Jacobs CEO Steven Demetriou
Steven Demetriou
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  1. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Friendly and Professional. Learn new things

    Cons

    working hard. low paid time off

  2. Helpful (5)

    Great first job opportunity, with a few hiccups

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    Former Employee - Instrumentation and Controls Engineer 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    This job was a great opportunity to me coming right out of university. The environment was very relaxed, and the people were very friendly. I was given the opportunity to work and learn under senior engineers both in person and in other offices.

    Cons

    The company has a hard time retaining young talent in it's offices. There was not enough training provided to teach me the skills required to work on some projects, therefore, I was excluded from bid jobs because clients obviously do not want to pay for training. Because this is a consulting job, if there are no clients, there is no money. As 2018 ended, I did not have a lot of project work, which made it difficult to...

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    Advice to Management

    Provide more training to retain young engineers. Help set up long term goals with employees to ensure that there is work for upcoming months, so they don't have to struggle and beg for work like I did.

  3. Ok for a large company

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    Current Employee - Environmental Health and Safety Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Plenty of resources and opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Customers get their way at the expense of the work force

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for your employees

  4. Outstanding Company

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Company stands behind its employees as long as possible. Excellent employee work life options and the company has an employee-first attitude when it comes to their safety.

    Cons

    Some senior leader ship but only stay behind the employees as long as there is viable contract options in the area.

  5. review about the Jacobs Engineering Group

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly, helpful, enough work to keep you busy and study a lot

    Cons

    not find one from my experience

  6. Great

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Recommends

    I worked at Jacobs full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    It was a great experience

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say at all

  7. Helpful (1)

    Can’t Complain

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good SMEs to learn from and pay is good.

    Cons

    Coworkers are rude and disrespectful at times but work is steady and good experience.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Great company to work at.

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      Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Redding, CA

      I have been working at Jacobs part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Very helpful people to work with.

      Cons

      Not that much experience with hands on.

    • Helpful (1)

      Getting better

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

      I have been working at Jacobs full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Jacobs is a good place to work. Especially lately under the new CEO Jacobs is starting to really ramp up their benefits program and start to think outside the box with their programs to help employees feel like they're not just a number.

      Cons

      As an extremely large company bureaucracy can be a little rough and unfortunately there seems to be quite a bit of non-cooperation between departments within the company, sometimes seeming like you are contacting someone from another company who is not interested in helping you when it's really just another department within Jacobs.

    • Helpful (1)

      Jacobs is a good place to work.

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      Current Employee - Technical Manager in Charleston, WV
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Jacobs full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Jacobs is supportive of work/life balance. Salary and benefits are competitive.

      Cons

      I really can not think of any.

      Advice to Management

      None

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