ESSCA Group in Huntsville - Long Hours, Pay and Benefits not great
Engineer (Current Employee) – Huntsville, AL – September 9, 2018
Currently employed by Jacobs ESSCA Group in Huntsville. Lots of overtime, sometimes mandatory to meet customer deadlines. Work-life balance is so-so, they offer a pretty generous PTO plan but when you are working 6 days a week at the behest of the customer you never get to use it. Management is pretty decent, they are flexible and usually understanding of difficult situations. The overall work environment is fine - I've been places much worse. Where Jacobs really shows a weakness is the poor pay and nonexistent promotions. Cost of living increases are usually below the national average. Also, the benefits have been cut down to the bone in the past few years, especially health insurance. The 401(k) match is substandard (only 3%.) In short, it's a good place to work if you've already retired from a career elsewhere, such as the federal government, and are looking for a decent job to fill your time. I wouldn't work here if you are young and ambitious or have a large family to support.
Long hours, poor pay and benefits, promotions are nonexistent