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Jacobs Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. "Material handler Kraton polymers belpre ohio"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belpre, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belpre, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your employed thats about it there really is no pros about this job besides not standing in the unemployment lime would not recommend

    Cons

    No paid vacation
    No retirement
    3 unpaid sick days
    No paid holidays
    No room for advancement
    2nd class citizens in the plant
    Want you to bend over backwards with no rewards


  2. "Pipefitter helper"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere to be in

    Cons

    I haven't found anything negative about the company

  3. "Safety first"

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    Former Employee - Rodbuster Foreman in Morenci, AZ
    Former Employee - Rodbuster Foreman in Morenci, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Jacobs sticks to all safety procedures, they train you to work safely

    Cons

    You work long hours,was fine with me, but maybe not with someone else


  4. "job man"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    great hours that worked with schedule

    Cons

    bad managment that made the job stressful

    Advice to Management

    be more lazie faire type


  5. "Project Delivery"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Many good people in engineering and procurement.

    Cons

    Not focused on project delivery or outcomes. Jacobs principal product is billable hours.

    Advice to Management

    Not enough focus in construction and construction management.


  6. "Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Easy, fun, learned a lot

    Cons

    Management was not connected with employees


  7. "Site Acquisition Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Very professional, great benifits and growing.

    Cons

    Growing environment can leave a feeling of uncertainty towards work load.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Civil / Structural Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Civil/Structural Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Civil/Structural Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place for engineering job

    Cons

    Good place for constrction job


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Met some of the most wonderful people and developed life long friendships. Hope to work with them on my next opportunity. Pay was great but working hours were extreme, you do not get paid for every hour you work.

    Cons

    Houston TX.... People are not their greatest asset. No training and no support from leadership to grow the business. Large project mentality and adverse to risk. In this environment, this is a recipe for failure.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basic's of managing projects with a fit for purpose mindset. Support your people and help them grow in their careers.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Could care less about employees"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lakeland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty decent pay for Lakeland area. Jacob's many offices allows some opportunities to temporarily travel when work slows... which is often.

    Cons

    Company states employees are their greatest asset. Been with Jacobs for 9 years, and it seems to everyone here that Jacob's greatest asset is making money, forsaking the good will of their employees. No training offered whatsoever, employees have to fight with management to get paid for going to safety training that is REQUIRED to do the job. All travel is done economy (domestic and international) and on employee's time, unpaid. Last I checked I didn't want to travel to africa to risk ebola for my own fun.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees and maybe they'd start caring about the work they do for you.


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