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Jacobs Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Jacobs President and Chief Executive Officer Steven Demetriou
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  • Frequent changes on upper management level, frequent operations management changes (in 42 reviews)

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

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  1. "Business"

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

    Pros

    Great company taking steps to grow in a dynamic market.

    Cons

    Work life balance could use some work.


  2. "It is an OK place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgecrest, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgecrest, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At least where I am at it is a contracting job for the government. I have very little contact with Jacobs and work with my team on base mostly (some from Jacobs and others from the government).

    Cons

    The company is big so you can get lost in it.

    Advice to Management

    The place where I am at is shady. I don't want to get into it, but the management is shady.


  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Water Treatment Technician in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Water Treatment Technician in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, vacation, benefits package (I'm in a Union though which helps)

    Cons

    Lack of career advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Training and career advancement should be more of a priority


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  5. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Procurement in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Some managers are hands off with employees. No growth or advancement.


  6. "Jacobs Engineering - Compliance Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Compliance Auditor in Oak Ridge, TN
    Former Employee - Compliance Auditor in Oak Ridge, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management and supervisor were easy to work with. Job duties were straight forward and easy to learn. Work schedule was 4 9's and a 4.

    Cons

    No potential for growth or movement in the company. Company is too large for my liking but some people like working for large corporations. No bonus potential and limited yearly raises.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to give employees bonuses for a good year. Continue the good training. Allow employees to advance within the company.


  7. "Job Security"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good Safety Culture

    Cons

    Unless you have PTO, you are laid off during slow periods no matter how good you are.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at least long term (5year+) lower grade good performance employees on over head for at least 6-8 weeks while waiting for a suitable assignment for them.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "It was fine, honestly"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Beavercreek, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Beavercreek, OH

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    They paid for my master's degree

    Cons

    Very scattered/sprawling business, not a clear business strategy/core competency for the technology sector


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    nice people

    Cons

    Very large company get treated like a number not a person
    behind in technology systems

    Advice to Management

    Spend more money on updating your companies systems


  10. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great collection of engineering studies, extensive network of talents and physical offices, aggressive company structure

    Cons

    Too many employees to provide good benefits and care? Benefits have gotten a little better but overall not very attractive.


  11. "Excellent Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really care about their employees need and their safety. They pay well.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management.


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