Jacobs

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A great place to work.
VTC Scheduler/Facilitator (Former Employee), Redstone ArsenalAugust 30, 2015
Job responsibilities were the same as with Alutiiq. It was the same job, just working for a different contractor. The management was also great to work for.
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A good place to work.
Piping Designer V/Checker (Former Employee), Baton Rouge, LAAugust 28, 2015
Has been a good place to work; the company is restructuring.(This means laying off Americans and moving projects to India.0
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Opportunity to Grow
Technical Writer (Current Employee), Hanscom AFB, MAAugust 25, 2015
I have had a pleasant experience working for Jacobs thus far. They are always looking to the future and willing to help you succeed/grow.
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Jacobs Review
Lead I&E Engineer (Former Employee), Baton Rouge LouisianaAugust 25, 2015
Pros: Compensation
Cons: India work share
The culture is very professional. They are attempting to move 50+% of all engineering work to India. The hardest part of the job is there is no conformance between work packages. So from one client to the other they have different standards. Most enjoyable part is the challenges of large projects and the construction aspect. A typical day is several meetings and working with your leads on deliverables.
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Establish great work and safety practices
Data Collector II (Former Employee), APG, MDAugust 20, 2015
Great for establishing yourself in the working world. Pay is Great. Need more opportunities for advancement. Need more flexibility for employees with families.
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Productive Workplace
General Clerk III (Former Employee), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MDAugust 20, 2015
Pros: set hours
Cons: Reduction in force, doing less with more
Allows professional growth and set hours. This position also allows travel. Overall a good organization with good management when they are available.
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Great people to work with but poor management and uncompetitive wages make it tough to stick around longer than 2 years.
test technician / chassis dyno operator (Former Employee), Allen Park, MiAugust 19, 2015
Pros: Prototype vehicles and great people to work with.
Cons: Bad day shift management, low wages, too many new hires
Working in the wind tunnels for Jacobs is a great place to start your career in the field of automotive testing. With the quick turnaround of employees due to uncompetitive wages and poor management decisions, the wind tunnels are a great place to rise to the top if you can stick it out. Within 2 years you can build your resume into one that will demand higher wages from competitors with better chances of being direct hire. Jacobs safety culture is over the top and takes shotgun on everything else including productivity.
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Good Pay and flexible hours, but unstable due to nature of Gov't Contracting
CONFIGURATION DATA MANAGER (Current Employee), Hanscom AFB, MAAugust 18, 2015
Pros: flexible work hours and compressed work schedules available
Cons: high-deductible health insurance, volatile industry
Jacobs tries to have a culture of caring, but are bound by a lot of Government red tape, since they are a Government Contractor.

Flexible work schedules within the confines of the contract are often permitted and the pay keeps up with, if not exceeds, the local going rate.

Being that Jacobs is a Government contractor, all employees are at risk of being laid off whenever the contract changes hands. Jacobs is also bound by the rules of the contract (for example, some contracts prohibit telework, etc.)
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I enjoy the challenges of my work
Sr. COMSEC Test Engineer (Current Employee), Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TXAugust 17, 2015
Pros: Secure employment
Cons: Living from contract award to contract award.
Typical day involves testing military communications equipment, both ground and secure airborne.
I work with very dedicated and talented engineers.
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Very cooperative environment
Piping Engineer (Former Employee), Texas City, TXAugust 15, 2015
Focus, focus, focus on current project - few meetings
Information resources unparalleled.
Management always available and knowledgeable
Very high caliber staffing.
Finding old documents
Solving real life problems
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Excellent Employer
CAD Designer (Former Employee), Greenville, SCAugust 10, 2015
Pros: Excellent Employer Professional People Growth Opportiunities
Cons: Economically Driven - subject to layoffs
Excellent Employer
Professional People
Growth Opportiunities
Progressive construction engineering company with good advancement potential
Very Good on the job training and classroom development opportunities
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Expierenced mentors
Support laborer/Light Equipment/Flagger/Spotter (Former Employee), Clifton, AZAugust 8, 2015
Pros: Advancement oppurtunities
Cons: Massive amount of co-workers with no-expierence
Great company to develop new skills and trades for company and personal growth. Great people that are willing to go out of their way to help you.
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Enjoyable and educational workplace
Resident Project Representative (Former Employee), Knoxville, TNAugust 1, 2015
Pros: Good pay and benefits
Cons: None
As project representative most days meant reviewing an following standard operating procedures. As a field person most of my daily contacts were with either the client or subcontractor.
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Great Workplace
Structural Engineer (Current Employee), Houston, TXAugust 1, 2015
Pros: Great pay, great company
Jacobs provided all the necessary tools for one to grow and develop in the workforce. Jacobs is tough but a very rewarding workplace.
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Constant change
Project Manager (Current Employee), Fort Worth, TXJuly 30, 2015
Pros: good people
Cons: leadership and management
Not a bad place to work but the pace is not as fast as I would like. Leadership tries but too much interference from the corporate leaders.
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Not good anymore!!!
Supervisor (Former Employee), Lima, OhioJuly 29, 2015
Pros: Steady work
Cons: upper management and site manager
Lima Ohio used to be the best job ever but then new management and rules. upper management does nothing but look for ways to get good people fired. If you kiss up to upper management you might last a few years. Do not waste your time here as it is headed down the drain fast!!!
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Too Big
Construction Management Project Engineer (Former Employee), New York, NYJuly 29, 2015
Pros: Good people
Cons: Healthcare, red tape, politics
Originally was a fun place to work with company sports, happy hours and time off, which promoted a good work/life balance. There was support and growth opportunities.

However, more recently, there are few mentors and little promoting within the company. There is little support and few opportunities for payed overtime.
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very Knowledgeable and productive
labor worker (Former Employee), Morenci, AZJuly 28, 2015
Pros: great trade when for construction is in high demand
Cons: not enough room for opportunities in management
Mainly went over our safety hazards, gave a safety tip, stretched and flex. Reviewed our progress then reviewed the schematics to assign personal to existing area or new. report all finding and issues to our immediate supervisor or manager.
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working small on site project dealing with constent changes.
Design Coordinator (Current Employee), Victoria, TexasJuly 26, 2015
Pros: Working with excellent design team, and close relations with client
Cons: Dealing with constant changes and funding
Presently working on a site team working directly with client on a daily basis. Working with all disciplines, give direction to disciplines.
Learned how to cope with multiple changing daily
Was the manager of the site team,
Excellent working relationship with co-workers,
Hardest part was implementing changes without changing the schedule, while the best part is working with an excellent team.
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Great work experience
Document Control Specialist (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 25, 2015
My experience with Jacobs is that the company is exceptional. The management is fantastic. A large company who truly appreciates their employees personally.
Claimed Profile
Headquarters
155 N Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States
Revenue
more than $10B (USD)
Employees
10,000+
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