CH2M was s good place to work. I learned about corporate graphic design, the company gave me my start and I loved working there. Jacobs bought it out and I was laid off so I don’t care for Jacobs. But CH2M I loved working for.
Jacobs is an amazing company to work for. The leadership and other team members communicate very well with all of the employees and they have some of the best benefits! The workplace culture is extremely positive, which makes the job super enjoyable.
Typical day at work is reacting to whatever fire you must put out first. Lack of resources, lack of planning and lack of effective management make each day a fire drill rather than allowing staff to spend the required time focusing on projects. Good old boys club. Firm is only going after engineering projects and not creative or design projects. No bonus structure except for upper management. No benefits or acknowledgement for working hard - everyone gets the same raise each year. No reason to excel. Each department is siloed which creates problems on projects. It’s just a C grade architectural/engineering firm. Nothing special about its work. They pay well which makes up for the benefits, which are greatly lacking. It’s a job. Don’t expect anything more.
Conglomerate built by many acquisitions bolted onto the core company, which is a construction company. The culture is command and control from the top down. The underlying processes and systems for dealing with staff fall into line with that culture. Many leaders have extensive tenure with the company.
Great opportunity to learn a lot of troubleshooting skills and Cisco commands.
Very fast paced work environment, dealing with day to day operations as taking phone calls, escalating trouble tickets and helping the customer resolve their network issues.
Great opportunity to learn troubleshooting techniques
A typical day at work is fast-paced. I mean work and very little time to be social. Employees are nice, although not the most friendly.
I gained lots of knowledge on contracts and IT as it pertains to the private sector.
Management is on point. They have to be in order to make it thus far, and successfully.
In terms of culture- don't expect offers... You have to ask even when you don't know to ask.