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Interviews at Jacobs

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Jacobs.
Interview experience
Based on 152 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 146 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 138 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Jacobs

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
About a day or two
33%
About a week
30%
About two weeks
21%
About a month
8%
More than one month
7%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
56%
Background check
56%
Drug test
56%
Phone call/screening
48%
Group interview
24%
Least reported steps
Other
3%
They have no interview
2%
Take-home/sample work
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at Jacobs

  • Shallow, questions were not very detail oriented. Two interviewers and only one seemed to know how to ask questions.
    Shared on November 14, 2018 - Project Control Specialist - Richland, WA
  • Good quick and easy
    Shared on July 16, 2018 - Millwright Foreman - Morenci, AZ
  • Friendly, accepting, excellent!
    Shared on February 19, 2018 - Project Manager - Reston, VA

Interview questions at Jacobs

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • They asked questions about my experience.
    Shared on March 19, 2019 - Expediter for the past 5 yrs - Kingsport, TN
  • These were not as such questions but they explored about how in-depth and wide spectrum I worked in the Process Safety-HSE Engineering domain, and accomplished/manged such tasks with a team of junior …
    Shared on January 5, 2018 - Lead HSE Engineer - Abu Dhabi
Interview tips at Jacobs
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)58%
  • Formal (business suit)24%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)8%
  • They didn’t have a dress code8%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Jacobs
  • Get as much up front as possible, because you won't get it in annual increases. They are cheap.
    Shared on April 9, 2019
  • To look someone else and for a company that values the culture of the organization. To many curse words for anyone to be happy at that company.
    Shared on October 9, 2018 - Purchasing Coordinator - Acworth, GA
  • If it's just a stepping stone in your career, go for it. This is not the type of place you will retire from.
    Shared on September 13, 2018 - Inspector - Houston, TX
The first interview at Jacobs
How candidates got an interview
  • Employee referral36%
  • Recruiter contacted me23%
  • Other online application12%
  • Nothing is applicable11%
  • Through Indeed.com7%
How candidates received their first interview at Jacobs
  • Took resume to hr office
    Shared on March 19, 2019 - Expediter for the past 5 yrs - Kingsport, TN
  • I was referred by my former colleague who is a long time employee of Jacobs.
    Shared on February 21, 2019
  • I went through a temp agency
    Shared on October 16, 2018 - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - New York, NY
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