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Jacobs Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "HSE"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    good people, good hours, overtime when needed

    Cons

    pay is not quite up to industry standards


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Top Heavy Organization where You Can Gain Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    -Good Salary
    -Depending on project and position, could be a 40 - 45 hr/wk job
    -Large company meant access to larger, more complex projects where you could gain experience

    Cons

    -Project Managers often over promised to the client; offered to make changes without admitting these will increase cost and/or delay project. This led to mandatory 55+ hour weeks, burned out employees, and an unhappy client when the deadline was inevitably missed.
    -Predominantly unhappy employees who may have enjoyed their field, but they hated their jobs. Obviously this made for an unpleasant work environment.
    -Projects often overstaffed which led to many employees only working on a very small subset of the project which limited potential experience.
    -Very little opportunity for training

  3. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance was exceptional for the time.

    Cons

    Poor business model at the time, my office was closed.


  4. "Great small office"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, Salary, and hours

    Cons

    poor leadership, Leadership needs direction

    Advice to Management

    Learn Organizational Management


  5. "Admininstrative IV"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only thing was that the office was 30 min from my home, so commute was not to bad.

    Cons

    The contract was micromanaged, had no family/work balance. contract agreements where changed midway through contract. When addressed upper management/HR would state that they could do what ever they wanted, if a signed agreement was in place. The onsite management refused to be flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring for the people that work on site, those of us are the ones that help your company to be successful. Especially when award fees are almost 100% and you only give the people less than 2% raises.


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work for their Inside Sales Dept"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jacobs (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Half Day Fridays. The people are ok but you wouldn't really know because if you're in inside sales you don't ever really leave the floor.

    Cons

    Working 9 hour days and eating lunch at your desk. Siloed work environment. Hurry up and wait work ethic. If you look in their job openings, they cannot fill the inside sales coordinator position. It's an awful job and I feel sorry for them and the creative services department that has to assist and hold their hand throughout the whole process.

    Advice to Management

    People are over it.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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