Jacobs Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2021

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Jacobs Chair and CEO Steven Demetriou
Steven Demetriou
1,113 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work Environment is very friendly(in 169 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is achievable(in 150 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper Management doesn't delegate properly(in 64 reviews)

  • "Large company where you may not feel connected(in 63 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place

      Jun 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Nice people and a great culture

      Cons

      Tough during the covid pandemic

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Mixed bag

      Jun 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay and benefits, and they didn't use COVID-19 as an excuse to lay off staff or reduce pay and/or 401(k) contributions.

      Cons

      * Site-level leadership micromanages way too much--we all knew how to do our jobs well and make the customer happy long before your company won the contract. Back off and let us do our jobs. Additionally, their communication style is completely ineffective and frustrating--the left hand usually has no idea what the right hand is doing, which leads to all kinds of conflicting directives and messages. * Their internal systems, ranging from timecards to internal communications to funding allocations, are convoluted and difficult to use. * They pile on internal administrative tasks that become so cumbersome that they actually get in the way of me doing my actual job. What is worse is that we often have to do things just for the sake of doing them. For example, I'm still waiting on manager feedback from my last annual self-evaluation that was absolutely critical I submitted on a very tight deadline--6 months ago. Overall, no employer in my experience has made themselves a bigger pain in the neck to work for than Jacobs.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Decent workplace

      Jun 16, 2021 - Civil Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Top level leadership is good and the company actually listens to it's employees. Flexible working hours and the company adapted to WFH very well.

      Cons

      Pay and PTO are not very competitive.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Awesome company

      Jun 17, 2021 - Project Manager in Melbourne, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment Imbedded with military customer Flexible hors

      Cons

      None really, Jacobs is a good company to work for

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Would do it again!

      Jun 13, 2021 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Salary, Decent Benefits, contributes to retirement

      Cons

      If in management, upper management will move you to where they see fit and you get a choice but don't really get a choice

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      It was a great company with amazing co-workers

      Jun 15, 2021 - Picker/Packer in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Great benefits to people with less experience

      Cons

      The management does not promote faster

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Love Jacobs

      Jun 14, 2021 - Senior Training Specialist in Sierra Vista, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent career development. Supervisors have been awesome. Leadership really seems like they want you to succeed, even it it's not with them.

      Cons

      Can be quite bureaucratic - timecards, pay, time-off.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing company to work for

      Jun 15, 2021 - Project Accountant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are great, they take are of their employee

      Cons

      No Christmas bonus or any other bonus all year

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Comfortable work, subpar pay

      May 26, 2021 - Software Engineer, Entry in Kennedy Space Center, FL
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      Pros

      Currently remote as of COVID, likely to stay remote. Great work/life balance working remote, but that depends on team and role. Small team using modern tools, but likely the only team doing so.

      Cons

      Every other team is larger, restricted to prehistoric tools, and bureaucratic. (Likely what your experience will be.) Salaries are far below market. Minimal raises (<2%) very common. Raise *not* given with a promotion with far more substantial responsibilities in some cases. Substantial delays (as expected) in space program are demotivating. Asked to use our own PTO (time off) by upper management for budgetary reasons. HR sends out emails asking people to donate their own PTO when another employee doesn't have sufficient PTO, e.g. in the case of family emergency, which is somewhat cruel. You work here as a software engineer if you are passionate about space, but cannot (or do not want to) get into a space company that pays well.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Company

      Jun 16, 2021 - Project HSE Manager in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company, people and benefits.

      Cons

      there is travel associated with job

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