TECHNICAL WRITER/E-MEDIA PRODUCER (Former Employee) – Pasadena, CA – September 21, 2016
Working at Jacobs was the best experience of my professional life. There was a culture of expectation balanced with trust that I have looked for often (and been disappointed not to find) in other positions. Market pressures have forced Jacobs to realign for now. Nevertheless, I think highly of them, would return to them in a minute, and would not hesitate to recommend them to a family member or friend.
Enlightened corporate culture
Vulnerable to petrochemical industry's rise and fall
Office Worker A - Accounting/Accounts Receivable (Former Employee) – Exxon Chem Plant Maintenance – September 19, 2016
Great company....Excellent co-workers. Good Benefits. I loved working at Jacobs...The people were friendly and helpful...Made working enjoyable. Being a runner allowed me a certain amount of responsibility to get to the main office on Essen and back in a timely fashion...
Good work conditions
Worked 10 hours 4 days a week...Great schedule except you are late getting home to family.
Senior Piping Designer/Application Support (Former Employee) – Mount Laurel, NJ – August 31, 2016
Limited or zero growth opportunities. Favoritism reigns higher than talent. Management does not know what assets they have working in their perspective organizations. Zero trust is given to those not in the "old boys club".
Network Administrator (Current Employee) – Florida – August 23, 2016
When I first started working at Jacobs many years ago, I was excited for the possibilities that a company who employs tens of thousands of people could bring. Over the years, however, I've found that this is a company that exudes Corporate America's strengths and weaknesses to a tee. Over the years I found it to be a culture that really doesn't care about its employees, even though we have countless useless meetings telling us that they do. Upper management has no concern for the concerns of employees, rather urges us to "tow the line" and follow corporate policy no matter how stupid, unprofessional or intrusive into our personal lives those policies may be. A major policy change was enacted this year much to the chagrin of a large percentage of employees, and we were told that after "days of meetings" the CEO and the rest of upper management stated that the policy stays as decreed, with no changes or exceptions whatsoever. In addition to this we receive no training, poor benefits that are often overly expensive and can be found from third parties for less, and other office amenities that are basic at best. I haven't had a bad experience working here for years, but it hasn't been anything other than mediocre. Dealing with management, including my own more direct supervisors, has been like dealing with government red tape and bureaucrats that couldn't care less about you or your situation, just their next pay raise and the interests of their shareholders.
Stable work environment, many opportunities worldwide, wide variety of industry involvement
Difficult to advance, mediocre pay, expensive benefits, uninterested management
Project Assistant (Former Employee) – Far Rockaway, NY – August 22, 2016
Daily field work throughout NYC, worked on hurricane sandy relief efforts throughout NYC. All the projects were for NYCHA. The scope of the work required was a phase 1 of pre inspection of toxic levels within the crawl spaces under all housing developments. Phase 2 was the complete remediation of pipe ACM and non ACM pipe insulation and soil, all debris was also removed from within the crawlspaces. the pipe insulation was re installed after all the remediation.
Great culture and caring for employees! Competent pay
Carpenter Helper (Former Employee) – Mont Belvieu, TX – August 21, 2016
On a personal level, the biggest improvement I made, both "on and off" the job, is safety! My ability to Identify hazards, having better situational awareness, and being able to notice/discuss unsafe work conditions, was improved majorly! I discovered how great, and productive a job is when coworkers treat each other respect and bond like family. This venture has set the stakes high as the "best job, company, and client" I've been a part of thus far!
Great job planning by management, happy workplace, a bunch of level headed people working together as a team.
National Closeout Manager (Current Employee) – Des Plaines, IL – August 18, 2016
Jacobs purchased the company I worked for 2 years ago and it has been disasterous. No one feels safe and the morale is the lowest it has ever been. I used to love coming to work but now I work for managers that have no idea who I am or what I do.
Coordinate with other disciplines and clients to achieve a desirable outcome for the current project. Analyzing information to define project requirements. The management and co-workers were always ready and willing to do the necessary work to achieve a desirable outcome for the project.
Excellent working environment and people are friendly
Senior Process Engineer (Current Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – August 14, 2016
Excellent working environment and people are friendly, flexible working hours ( 4 days in a week , 10 hours a day). Its good company to work with very good employee and management also good to learn. All senior are very friendly also ready to explain any technical question or concern also team work environment.
A very good company. Lot of extra curricular activities, annual picnic. Health concious exercise teams. Company supports Untedway every year and it is
Lead Piping Engineer (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – August 12, 2016
Work was very challenging and rewarding. Four days work week was nice. Management was friendly and listen to every employee. I enjoyed working at Jacobs engineering. I learned a lot during past 15 years.
Project Administrator (Former Employee) – Conshohocken, PA – August 10, 2016
The company is a large international firm, I worked for the Pharma/Bio Line of Business and found the people to be great to work with. A friendly work environment giving a consistent sense of security.
Secure...most employees have many years of service
Globally the company is too large to have such inadequate health and welfare benefits
Non-Project Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – August 6, 2016
Jacobs provided an extreme core training program and excellent emphasis on safety. I enjoyed working in my division and appreciated the cooperation from other divisions when I had to interact with others.
toolroom (Former Employee) – Kingsport, TN – August 1, 2016
Insurance is very very very expensive.They will lie to your face and when they are done with you they will dis-guard you like trash. Tool Room employees do not get raises at all and when you go in there watch your back. Those who appear to be your friend may have ulterior motives especially if they think you want their job. In the last 3 years they have had 3 supervisors and 3 different lead people only because they ratted their bosses out to get their jobs. They ABSOLUTELY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THEIR EMPLOYEES AT THE KINGSPORT SITE. Safety record is very poor and morale is even worse. do not go to work there.