Jacobs Reviews | Glassdoor

Jacobs Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
1,887 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

1,887 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. "Use only for a stepping stone... not stable employment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Bingham Farms, MI
    Former Employee - Analyst in Bingham Farms, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, both medical, flexible paid time off etc...

    Cons

    They pull the rug out from under you whenever their client decides they don't need you anymore, for no reason. Even after receiving multiple compliments and awards for your work. No stability

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors should be in close contacts with client supervisors and be aware of any "issues" that may be brewing, so their employees are not blind-sided without any warning what-so-ever. Thats what employee reviews are for - communication !


  2. "Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great resources, lots of opportunities, very professional environment.

    Cons

    Hard to think of one.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to 0-5 year employees on room for improvement. Keep the review process going!

  3. "Structural Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Leadership across all disciplines

    Cons

    Hard work and dedication not rewarded

    Advice to Management

    Recognize younger talent and promote from within


  4. "Project Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    4 days work week. Competitive compensation. Good size company. Relative stable job condition. Job security highly depends on oil price.

    Cons

    No core technology or product. Highly dependent on reimbursable project from P & C market. Very competitive job environment for PE.

    Advice to Management

    Need to establish core technology or "stuff" that others do have. Management has to be stronger to clients. Need to build more team spirit amount employees.


  5. "Best job I've had thusfar"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Great environment. Awesome folks. Good management team

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Upper Management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not Many, you aren't valued.

    Cons

    New CEO has good vision, selection of those directly reporting needs to be evaluated.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with what is actually happening with your employees and get rid of the sand baggers just collecting a check


  7. "Corporate Monotony"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. 4/10 work schedule.

    Cons

    Implied that you will work OT. Upper management politics usually to the detriment of the common employee. Losing project bids to competing companies by operating with old school methodologies.

    Advice to Management

    Actually get to know your employees on the ground.

  8. "Jacobs"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benifits are nice, good work place

    Cons

    No growth opportunities,upper management almost nonexistent

    Advice to Management

    Promote high performing employees


  9. "Designated Project Executive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay schedule at all levels

    Cons

    Too many internal mechanisms to deliver work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Section Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    By and large best EPC company

    Cons

    Nothing in particular. Jacobs is defintely a ggod palce to work.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course


Showing 1,887 of 2,031 reviews
Reset Filters