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Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. "Not too shabby..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Friendly manufacturing personal. Good hands on environment.

    Cons

    Always playing catch-up to Competitors. Mediocre manufacturing processes...but improving.

    Advice to Management

    Don't count people out because of education...Experience goes a long way, education can be learned at any time if they are willing.


  2. "Procurement Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities were there until a merger was announced

    Cons

    Merging with Textron specialized Vehicles, will no longer be a company

  3. "Production Planner"

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

    I worked at Jacobsen full-time

    Pros

    The people were very friendly, and in the time I did spend there I learned a lot about my field choice.

    Cons

    Management was very unstable, did not make the best decisions for the company. Sometimes it felt like managers didn't actualyl know hwo to do their own employees jobs, which led to a lot of problems when problem solving

    Advice to Management

    restructure during the move. If you go down with the same mindset the company will not last.


  4. "Place where you can learn and earn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobsen full-time

    Pros

    Great company, people and obsoletely a wonderful place to work in.

    Cons

    very strict about work hours and is not very flexible.


  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobsen full-time

    Pros

    It's an interesting job to have.

    Cons

    Scope creep occurs too often that rarely extends timelines


  6. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Parts Manager in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Parts Manager in Lakeland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobsen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    When under local management,all facets of operation ran smoothly.Great co-workers creating family- team atmosphere.A place for everything and everything in place.

    Cons

    Poor product quality.Poor to no communication from Charlotte.Management shuffled like playing cards,with little job interest,only concerned with their next lateral promotion.The Jacobsen Direct fiasco was just another example of arrogant leadership with no clue what they were doing.

    Advice to Management

    If there is one thing I learned from Jacobsen,Management does not take advice.The system wasn't broken.Simply take a lesson from successful distributors,and apply it to all.


  7. "Traditional - Old Styled"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Owned by a pretty big company
    2 Has strong focus on Golf Industry
    3. Management is committed
    4. Friendly Co-Workers

    Cons

    1. Very old styled
    2. Conventional culture
    3. Work Culture
    4. Very few activities
    5. No work - Life balance
    6. Use old technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Employees don't have any guidance or mentoring from strong leaders. It is too vague and the managers to employee relationship is not enforced by the senior executives. The CEO down to the very youngest employee (in terms of years in Inspirage) should be 100% aligned to the company's strategic and tactical objectives, and then everyone within that chain should be held accountable. This does not exist today.

  8. "Intern Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Very relaxed culture. Interns were treated as full-time employees and given real work experience.

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive compared to other Textron companies.


  9. "Mechanical Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobsen full-time

    Pros

    Great experience in both design and hands on work
    Exposure to many types of mechanical systems
    Get to work in Siemens NX a lot
    Have learned a lot from this job
    Great job for new graduates

    Cons

    No set way of doing things
    Average pay scale
    Seems like only moves in the company are lateral
    Announced recently that company is moving to Augusta, GA

    Advice to Management

    No major complaints about management. Would like if hours were more flexible.


  10. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast Paced, Lots of responsibility and versatility in role

    Cons

    Not enough resources and time

    Advice to Management

    More product planning and realistic time lines


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