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Updated August 17, 2017
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  1. "Piping & Plant Designer"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Desegner in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Senior Desegner in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work for. Friendly people to work for & most helpful.

    Cons

    Lack of training on new software.

    Advice to Management

    Not as a contractor.


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "Great Company for interning"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People, and environment to work and learn. Give a lot of opportunities to learn as an intern and work on something that matters

    Cons

    Not much in terms of cons, if you apply yourself and try to get involved, Jacobs will give you the opportunity to prove yourself, otherwise expect busywork

  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Designer I
    Current Employee - Designer I
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere, employees come first

    Cons

    It gets slow at times


  9. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Jacobs promotes teamwork and cooperation between individuals, offices, and business units. There was a great flexible schedule, PTO, and work life balance while I was employed. Challenging work and supportive management.

    Cons

    There are none at this time.


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    "Senior Architect"

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    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Spent last decade of my architecture career working for Jacobs Engineering instead of the normal architecture firm: the total compensation is better than working for architects. Architects, for some reason, don't pay their employees well. Maybe it's because a lot of people think architecture is a less rigorous profession, intellectually. A man or woman with a certain "flair" for design think on some level, to some degree, that they are just as qualified/talented as a formally trained, college educated architect. Engineers tend to be more objective, rational individuals and they pay themselves better.

    Cons

    Like all very large institutions and organizations, there are people who exemplify the Peter Principle of holding positions of responsibility beyond their capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Don't rest on your laurels or previous accomplishments. Get rid of the stupid people.


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