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