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Updated January 11, 2018
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Jacobs President and Chief Executive Officer Steven Demetriou
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  • work life balance / flexible working hours / training (in 65 reviews)

  • Great learning experience, great work environment (in 101 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Where are the women in leadership?"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    I'm a new Jacobs employee, acquired through CH2M. I'm looking forward to see what opportunities lie ahead.

    Cons

    I am extremely disappointed to see the lack of women in the organization charts being rolled out right now. It's nearly all men. Seems like a huge step back for those of us from CH2M.

    Advice to Management

    Representation matters! Put women into management positions! Otherwise you risk losing us.


  2. "Just good company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Always busy, flexibility in schedule

    Cons

    Doesn't provide advancement opportunities. Management could do better

  3. "Graphic Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Engineering firm with a great safety track record and large worldwide footprint

    Cons

    Not much flexibility as far as teleworking is concerned. Need to consider work life balance for employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees' suggestions regarding flexible work schedules and teleworking


  4. "Experience at Jacobs depends totally on the department you'll be working"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Good salary
    Plenty of time off
    Some projects can be excitinh

    Cons

    Management changes too much and is inconsistent.
    Some department bosses are too disconnected from the employees; therefore you could have a good experience at the company or bad, depending on your department


  5. "document controller"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Controller in Jacobs Corner, CA
    Current Employee - Document Controller in Jacobs Corner, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am already with Jacobs since 1995 for 21 years feel like working abroad

    Cons

    gaining more experience with workshare projects

    Advice to Management

    growth


  6. "JEG"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PM/Cm
    Former Employee - PM/Cm
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair salary, good benefits, some smart people.

    Cons

    Far more pretenders, than smart people. Process, not results oriented. Don't reward innovation or thinking outside the box. Competency (beyond being stellar) doesn't fill the position, it's who you know in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify business clients and business sectors. Reward novel thinking and


  7. "Great people, poor innovation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planner/Scheduler in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Planner/Scheduler in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working with most my co-workers. We're very family-oriented.
    We work with several clients and opportunities arrive to work on different projects.
    Depending if you have a good manager, there will be many learning experiences
    Open space, clean, safety oriented and great culture

    Cons

    Not very innovative--they stick with that has worked in the past and refuses to change.
    People who have been working here for years believe they are untouchable and it's unfortunately true.
    Even though some employees work poorly and are unproductive, there is little to no consequences.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent people and remove those who are dragging the company behind. Allow room for young innovators.

  8. "Structural Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, four day work week

    Cons

    not enough holiday, so so benefits


  9. "Test Engineer @ Jacobs Technology Inc."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company cares about the customer.

    Cons

    Benefits are just okay. Contract employees are just a product and are not valued. As long as the position is filled, the company gets paid.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of employees, especially those at remote locations.


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company- Controls a large portion of various business lines in their field. They do offer quite a bit of internal training programs.

    Cons

    Under staffs projects requiring employees to work an excessive number of hours to keep up.
    Unhealthy work/ life balance. 60 plus hour work week as well as frequent weekend work is often required.

    Advice to Management

    Increase staffing on projects so employees have realistic workload


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