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Jacobs Reviews

Updated June 22, 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. "Commissioning Agent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commissioning Agent in Jacksonville, NC
    Current Employee - Commissioning Agent in Jacksonville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Make my own schedule.
    2. Laid back work atmosphere.
    3. Good mix of time spent in the field, vs spent in the office.

    Cons

    1. Spend alot of time working alone.
    2. Work remotely from home alot, if not near an office.


  2. "Project Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Ana in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Project Ana in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Great company, awesome culture and great benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, management needs to focus more on financials.

    Advice to Management

    shorten hours


  3. "Pipe fitter at Kraton Plastics in Belpre Ohio"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Belpre, OH
    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Belpre, OH
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and good pay

    Cons

    Lots of overtime if you want that

    Advice to Management

    Keep your good employees


  4. "I had a typical experience - they paid me, and I did work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineering in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Process Engineering in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I gained lots of experience... that also means I was assigned to all the difficult jobs nobody else wanted. They were fair with raises.

    Cons

    After 5 years of traveling to make the company look good (and doing a bang-on job with client commendations), I was worth 3 days on overhead.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie - billable employees are your greatest asset.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Procurement"

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    Former Employee - Buyer II in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Buyer II in Long Beach, CA

    Pros

    Salary, work schedule is a 9/80 schedule (every other Friday off) and can be flexible with coming in at your own time preference.

    Cons

    Must adapt without a lot of direction from management. Big generation gap (missing a lot of 30-45 yr olds) in industry overall so must be able to deal with coworkers with lots of experience and inexperienced individuals. Sometimes poor communication between disciplines.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more recognition of hard workers and opportunities for the newer/college graduates. Women also do not have a fair chance at opportunities.


  6. "Company was GREAT as Carter & Burgess, but Jacobs didn't appear to be interested in being in the National Retail Sector"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal, Program Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Principal, Program Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Jacobs does offer GREAT PAY with decent benefits package also. A lot of growth and transfer potential with the company.

    Cons

    The purchase of Carter & Burgess, specifially the Retail Divsion was very challenging. Many left during this transition process. There is a "good ole boys" feel for sure, but if you are in with the crowd, you can soar high. If not, better move on quick, or get in with them quick.

    Advice to Management

    Improve moral and the opportunity or ALL to be successful.


  7. "Not what they appear to be"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Someplace to work just to pad your work history. Wouldn't stay there more than a few years.

    Cons

    Very behind as far as benefits, good amount of PTO but no sick days so employee's come to work sick rather than using PTO putting everyone else at risk.

    Advice to Management

    None, they don't listen anyway.


  8. "Systems Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, good people, good culture

    Cons

    Some corporate policies are mandated by headquarters and are not employee friendly

    Advice to Management

    Doing well, keep improving!


  9. "Great work family!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Piping Designer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Piping Designer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and managers! Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Only 6 paid holidays, raises were froze the last 3 years in my area.


  10. "Civil EIT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil EIT in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Civil EIT in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work flexibility, 40 hours and choice to work overtime.
    Great people to work with.
    Help with bus and parking passes.

    Cons

    Terrible health insurance.
    Slow moving company - not as quick of a progression.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more projects to allow diversity and educational opportunities.
    Provide health insurance that is helpful, most people are on their spouses plans if they can be.


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