Jacobs Employee Reviews about "large company"
Updated Nov 2, 2021
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United States Army
20 year military intelligence veteran in the Colorado Springs area seeking referrals to positions within the defense and UAS industry: Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, Jacobs, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and the list goes on… any information is helpful!
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I’m looking for a referral for a Construction Management internship position. I would be happy to share my resume and have a quick chat should you need it. Thanks! Jacobs, AECOM, Turner Construction, DPR Construction, Kiewit Corporation, Webber llc,
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "the people are great and there are a lot of optional employee groups you can join to connect with people with similar viewpoints" (in 367 reviews)
- "Good SMEs to learn from and pay is good." (in 273 reviews)
- "They offer many good benefits and are always hosting morale functions for employees and their family members." (in 264 reviews)
- "Flexibility and good work life balance" (in 186 reviews)
- "Good salary and they put a lot of trust in their employees to work independently and take initiative and provide solutions for the clients." (in 185 reviews)
- "Poor management... they waste most of the job budget on very high salaried people in meetings where very little if anything is accomplished." (in 234 reviews)
- "This was due to the fact that I received no training when I was hired." (in 84 reviews)
- "Some managers don't have the educational backround for the positions they hold." (in 77 reviews)
- "Upper management is disconnected from the work force .there" (in 68 reviews)
- "No Bonus As Provide Engg services to other companies work scope could be limited Hardly any international assignment opportunity" (in 61 reviews)
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- Former Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
Typical NASA contractorApr 24, 2013 - Systems Engineer in Houston, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Senior management was generally good about updating employees in good times and bad times. Generally good engineers with a wealth of knowledge and experience - good to work with.
During the slow times, there was no effort to connect employees with other Jacobs offices. The company logo 'people are our greatest assets' was not consistently apparent in terms of career development.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Huge companyMay 8, 2018 - Civil EngineerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
One pro is the people.
It’s a huge corporate company with not enough work life balance and too much focus on budget
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Mechanical EngineerAug 6, 2015 - Mechanical Engineer in New Orleans, LARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
the company pays very well and the company holds safety very high on their importance list.
it seems that the company doesn't care much about their employeesContinue reading
- Former Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
GoodAug 25, 2014 - Project Engineer in Miami, FLRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
It is a good opportunities to me in to work in your good company and can see the building
I have experience in construction and industrial company!!! and I can show my knowledge!!!Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Great company with growth oppertunitiesMar 28, 2023 - Software Engineer in Hudson, NHRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Jacobs has been a great company to work for and ensures its employees goals are aligned with their growth opportunities.
Can sometimes be a little disconnected from "Corporate Jacobs"Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Large, global companyMay 12, 2015 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The company is large so there are many opportunities to work anywhere and transfer wherever you want to go. Safety is a main concern.
Since the organization is so large, everything is depersonalized and profit seems to be a driving factor.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Reconsider your choice in the current marketJan 21, 2023 - Structural Engineer in BrisbaneRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Somehow entrusted with large governmental projects. You will find some good people here as you would in most companies however some of the best people are quite disgruntled Travel opportunities seem to be quite prevalent which is good. It seems like US offices in particular are a lot better managed so maybe take advantage of that if you are looking to go here. WFH can be good for work life balance however I’m not convinced it’s good for a company with the culture in such a poor state to embrace this in a permanent level. It just makes all employees a number.
Too many layers of management and procedures that bog down the few doers in the company with process. Toxic Culture, particularly through Australian and New Zealand offices that seems to get worse every year after the SKM merge which is largely the fault of management and HR/overhead teams focusing on the wrong things and by holding frequent useless town halls and talkfest events that have no significant outcomes. Jobs are actively being outsourced to underpaid offshore teams that also seem to have a revolving door policy which means that delivering quality work extremely hard, be prepared to disappoint all of your clients. Unfortunately a bad reputation in the industry which makes it hard to move on once you’ve realised the above. The company is generally evil in nature. Think nuclear weapons, the boarder wall, donating to trump, oil and gas and finally they have not paid any tax in Australia since the SKM merge, definitely not doing their bit for the community, but hey they do get their employees to pitch in to donate to a charity once a year.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Consider only if you're looking for a "port in a storm" or are looking to slide till retirement.Feb 6, 2010 - in Nashua, NHRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
9/80 work schedule, which means you get every other Friday off (not because you deserve it, but because you work 9hr days). Workload and work type is very light compared to other companies (particularly those in the non-DoD world). Matching 401K contributions. If you're looking for a place to 'hunker down for a while' during the economic downturn, and you can get on a project at Tybrin that has funding for a year or so (or however long you're looking for a port in the storm), then there are worse places than Tybrin.
Process, Process, Process - Tybrin believes that process produces quality (and that people and their talent have nothing to do with results). All process does is ensure consistency of results, not quality. Incompetent management - their technical skills are stuck circa 2000 - 2001 and some even earlier (like 1996) and they have no interest in considering advice given by people who have a much more in-depth knowledge about current and emerging software engineering techniques, standards and tools; communication between upper management and employees is almost non-existent (the most recent layoff a good example thereof). Professional growth - if it's technical you desire, Tybrin's not for you. If you're looking for a management path, and you fit in with the management crowd (it's a personality contest - it's not about competence or skills) then you can cruise along at Tybrin (until you fall out of favor and/or there's a layoff). Oh - did I mention Process? They think CMMI level 3 means a convoluted process and chain of command are how things (should) get done in the real world. Pity they don't realize that just about everything they use to do their current jobs and live their lives at home comes from non-CMMI level 3 companies (and that the CMMI people/academics themselves don't even use CMMI processes to develop the (worthless) CMMI philosophy).Continue reading
- Current Intern★★★★★
Great companyOct 28, 2021 - Process InternRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
They are great at teaching you about how the company works and definitely equal opportunity.
There are no cons I am aware of
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Process EngineerSep 19, 2015 - Process Engineer in Cincinnati, OHRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Higher than average pay, good vacation (sick days are counted as regular vacation days), excellent work/life balance with reasonable hours as a consultant and eligible for overtime, very good environment to learn from many different engineers with different backgrounds, many different types of projects available, responsive management and opportunities for advancement. Heavy emphasis on safety is nice to see in a large company in multiple industries.
If work gets slow, there's a chance you lose your job. As a consultant, you will occasionally need to travel to the project location. Pro if single, con if married/parent. Health insurance is pretty expensive. Once a project ends, you can be stuck in limbo waiting for the next big project.