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Jacobs Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Pros
  • work life balance was great if you didn't let your fellow coworkers get to you (in 57 reviews)

  • Work environment is fairly relaxed (in 90 reviews)

Cons
  • Frequent changes on upper management level, frequent operations management changes (in 41 reviews)

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

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  1. "Clean"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Good, fun clean work and good time for all. Happy days for everyone with a good work ethic. Everyone is very nice and accommodating.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to concentrate with everything going on around. Need to keep focused and will do fine. Having a good work ethic is key.


  2. "Core Values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Jacobs lives up to its core values of people, safety & growth

    Cons

    Defense industry is tough for large businesses

    Advice to Management

    Look to divest and form smaller companies that can compete.


  3. "Engineer in oil chemicals and engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Outstanding culture, very nice people

    Cons

    No cons really, very nice firm


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    great partner and team building. loved working there with my family i had the best time and. with the lotion and the tv table desk chair went at it.

    Cons

    Didnt like anyone that i was managed by and all i did was quit each job acccordingly only go. The remote control is all you need to succedd

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people without doubel background check and to let them be who they are and to never let go of all the stuff inside the can.


  6. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and supervisors

    Cons

    No comment on this part

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen employees more often


  7. "IT Installation Manager"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They care about the safety of their employees

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive enough


  8. "Hanging On"

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    Current Employee - Item Manager in Hill AFB, UT
    Current Employee - Item Manager in Hill AFB, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, best company, great location, management cares, good review system, freeway close, every other Friday off, a lot of places to go for lunch

    Cons

    Pay - the pay is low, need to standardize pay with same or similar job titles, contractors have extra duties assigned


  9. "Architect"

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    Current Employee - Architect in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Architect in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Flexibility.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management and big Jacobs.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and listen better starting from the bottom up, rather than the top down. Let the employees know they are heard and valued. People are our greatest asset is one of the three Jacobs core values, however it doesn't feel that way most of the time.


  10. "Safety"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Was good in the beginning of contract.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on certifications instead of whether a person will actually do work.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "So-so"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer II in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer II in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork and leadership in my small unit of this massive company. Decent pay. Good hours. Good job security where I was at.

    Cons

    Good luck getting promoted from within. I left because they wouldn't give me the job I wanted after they paid for all my extra training. Their "beyond zero" program is a joke. I was there over 5 years and never even had the training. They like to say they "care about their people" but will throw you under the bus the first chance they get. They're so busy acquiring other companies they don't care about the employees they have.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your people and show it. Too many chiefs.



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