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Interesting and Varied Work but Outdated Thinking
Engineer 1 (Former Employee) –  Bingham Farms, MINovember 14, 2018
The company has work in many locations throughout the world and is involved in many interesting projects from cars to rockets. There is always something interesting to work on, but some of the thinking and allocation of resources is not ideal. They are in desperate need of upgrading their computer system to fit current time tables and design needs of clients. They also do not welcome new ideas and prefer to work with old technology and designs from more senior individuals despite cost and time overruns.
Pros
Interesting and varied work
Cons
Outdated thinking and unwelcome to new ideas
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Cut throat environment with constant threats of getting rid of employees.
Pipefitter (Former Employee) –  La Porte, TXNovember 13, 2018
decent work but poor management. constant threats of getting rid of employees and unfair disciplinary actions for minor things. Worked hard and only reason i was moved up was for passing NCCER and only to lowest position available.
Pros
Decent hours and per diem.
Cons
management
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1.0
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More interested in money than people.
Project Accountant (Former Employee) –  Corvallis, ORNovember 12, 2018
Jacobs sent accounting jobs overseas as a way to increase profit. Lots of people lost their jobs. Feedback from project managers is not positive. A couple of months after the accounting jobs were sent overseas, Jacobs has openings listed for Portland and Corvallis.
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4.0
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Good company
Expediting & Logistics Lead (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 12, 2018
A very good company to work for. Excellent project management.
Multicultural work team. Comfortable premises and offices.
Fair health, dental, vision Benefits.
Pros
Great company culture
Cons
Some upper managers not doing well
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5.0
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Fast paced and action packed.
Iron Worker (Former Employee) –  Torrance, CANovember 12, 2018
very organized team to work with. Safety was the primary goal and production second. Management always showed their appreciation
toward all the staff with bi-weekly catering companies coming to feed
the crews, gift cards for gas and entertainment.
the hardest part of the job was getting over a fear of heights.
Hands down the best part of the job was working with experienced hands
who would show inexperienced workers the safer and more efficient ways
to approach and complete a task.
Pros
competitive wages
Cons
none
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CRIF product development
SENIOR RF ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS ENGINEER (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLNovember 12, 2018
Worked down in abandoned communications facility, doing special projects for Down range military assets. Comm by satellite to Afghan/iraq special force customers.
Pros
steady work
Cons
ATT/Jacobs head butting
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Jacobs is a giant firm with a corporate culture, resources and management.
Survey Party Chief II (Former Employee) –  Denver, CONovember 12, 2018
If taken in stride and enjoy 35hr work weeks, freedom of working all over Colorado and don't want or need overtime this could be a good fit. Working for giant companies is not for everyone and sometimes good surveyors can get lost in middle management.
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Construction Inspector (Former Employee) –  College Park, GANovember 12, 2018
I cannot address the typical Jacobs workday as my work was based at a client location. The client culture was the major influencer which was a public agency.
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5.0
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Lideres en todas las areas
Instrument Fitter (Former Employee) –  NebraskaNovember 12, 2018
Empresa sólida lideres en todas las áreas, excelentes.
Pros
Muy profesionales
Cons
Un poco de flexibilidad en los descansos cortos
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4.0
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Good Place to work
internship (Former Employee) –  Geismar, LANovember 11, 2018
Good Place to work. They give you as many hours as you want and dont question them. I could work 80 hrs/week if i wanted to. the management was good and so were the people. building a methanol plant was very interesting.
Pros
Management
Cons
contract ended
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4.0
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Welder/Ironworker (Former Employee) –  Kingsport, TNNovember 9, 2018
Its a good environment but needs more communication within the company. They were excellent at education and helping me get NCCER. No reason for layoff as I just worked OT and they are still on OT
Pros
Monday through Thursday work week
Cons
Short notice for Overtime and layoffs
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3.0
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Changed corporate culture
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 6, 2018
Stressful and less job security since new CEO took over. New software could have improved productivity and efficiency, but was not considered. Need to listen more to what non-management staff have to say - management does not have all the answers or know how best to make decisions without seriously considering staff input.
Pros
Competitive pay and benefits
Cons
Job insecurity, stressful
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3.0
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No advancem
Pipefitter Helper (Current Employee) –  Des Allemands, LANovember 6, 2018
Let more employers advance, teach younger employers, help them move up n not just throw them to aside. Coach and instruct employers. Pay more money. Give employers some type of reward!
Pros
Kinda laid back
Cons
Breaks
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4.0
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Data Collector (Current Employee) –  Aberdeen, MDNovember 5, 2018
Working for Jacobs has been a positive experience although employees may not be compensated for their full value given to the company. Management could work on increasing moral throughout the disciplines and showing employees that they are valued for their work effort.
Pros
Location
Cons
Healthcare Costs, Pay, Lack of Advancement Opprotunities
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5.0
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Enjoyed my time, great money
Project Construction Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 5, 2018
Great atmosphere, made a lot of money with this company. But the work/life balance was horrible. In 10+ years of working for this company, I was only within driving distance of home for 2 of them.
Pros
Money, Mentorship
Cons
Work/Life balance, too much travel
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5.0
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Nice place to work
Document Control Specialist (Former Employee) –  Dupont, CONovember 5, 2018
Nice place to work. Great managers to work for.
Benefits are great. You contract with good companies.
Nice place to work. Good work place culture.
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5.0
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Very professional environment
Sr. Engineer, TCACP AU2 (Former Employee) –  Texas City, TXNovember 4, 2018
People were very friendly and helping to each other. Engineering standards of all projects were applied strictly. Deadlines for different projects were mostly met. They move you around to different areas of engineering, to different projects and to different offices. Good part at Jacobs was the 4-days-week, you work 40 hours in 4 days and take 3 days off or over time on 5th or 6th day.
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5.0
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Jacobs was a great place to work
Field Project Controls Section lead (Former Employee) –  Houston, TexasNovember 2, 2018
I really enjoyed my time at Jacobs. It was a very professional environment and the leadership was great to work with. I hated to leave but it was a temporary position that I filled.
Pros
Professionals
Cons
Not long enough
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4.0
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ASI at Jacobs
Project Electrical Designer (Former Employee) –  Long Beach, CANovember 1, 2018
Have worked at other large engineering companies so I felt right at home, Some of my coworker were friends from other assignments.
Jacobs made a point of reaching out to the community, and allows it's employees, if they desired, to be an active part of that out reach effort. I generally enjoyed the time I spent working at Jacobs.
Pros
Good coworkers
Cons
the 405 freeway South
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no benefits, minimum wage
cracker packer (Former Employee) –  Long laneOctober 29, 2018
repetetive work, horrible management, with no offer of training and little to no chance of a full time position. Not to bad to fill a gap in employment if you are between jobs and they have positions, but career wise wouldn't hold your breath.
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