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Jacobs Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  1. "Amazing Company"

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

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    This company is very good. I have had many gifts while here. They also provide you with all the tools you need to succeed.

    Cons

    The way Paid Time Off is given is it accumulates instead of being given directly.


  2. "My time with Jacobs"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for Jacobs at three (3) different locations/organizations. One (1) the (AEC) design/build/construct group was organized and performed really well on all the projects I participated on from cradle to grave. The other two (2) organizations handled facility management very poorly. I received a very good compensation package along progressive pay increases for the 3.5 years I was with Jacobs I would work for the again.

    Cons

    Management communication and enforcing age long best practices/policies were not consistence throughout the entire organization.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to your founders concept.

  3. "JACOBS"

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

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Good company. Lots of opportunity for career minded individuals.

    Cons

    Open concept office in some locations


  4. "Love my job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Good location, nice hours, great place to work!

    Cons

    Executive office upstairs, but we never see anyone come down to observe operations or interact with employees


  5. "Civil Engineer / Construction Manager"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer/Construction Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer/Construction Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International opportunities. Ability to work on the largest infrastructure projects in the world. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Bare-bone benefits in terms of holidays and PTO. Bonuses are very rare.

    Advice to Management

    More paid Holidays should be part of the standard benefits package.


  6. "Variety of projects, old boy mentality of management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Management had old boy mentality back when I worked there. Good variety of assignments but the best projects always went to the same group.

    Cons

    Morale was low at times, company had little loyalty to employees when I was there.


  7. "HR"

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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

    Work / Life Balance. Great supervisors.

    Cons

    Try to make all LOB the same, but LOB are not the same business fields.

  8. "Good people"

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    Former Employee - Project Controls in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Project Controls in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Jacobs really cares about its people.

    Cons

    Forced to take PTO during holiday times when things were slow.


  9. "Great Company to work for"

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

    Pros

    great team, good pay, good company to work for

    Cons

    everything is awesome, awesome, awesome


  10. "Just an Opinion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Very demanding atmosphere along with excellent abilities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Constant struggle being completely billable.


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