Jacobs Technology Interview Questions & Reviews
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Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Jacobs Technology.
Interview Details Applied online and received a phone call to set up interview about 2 weeks later. Went in for interview with HR manager and two others for panel interview. Received notification of offer via phone then actual offer letter via email within 1 week. Got start date within 1 month and filled out several papers prior to orientation. Had to go to medical onsite prior to getting authorization to proceed to work area.
Interview Question – Nothing to difficult. Major focus on safety and knowledge of Jacob's Safety program on website. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Set salary (take it or leave it)
Designer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Jacobs Technology.
Interview Details Number of interviews, I think one, the rest of the time was to talk with HR. Overall, I had a nerve racking interview, but everyone was nice to me. I worked there for a number of years and I liked it. They give you 401K plans and the opportunity to buy company stock.
Interview Question – I don't remember now, but one of the questions was about why you would want to work there. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No, not much negotiations were made
Very Easy Interview
Data Collector Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Jacobs Technology in April 2011.
Interview Details You submit your resume online by searching for Jacobs Technology and creating an account at their Jobs page. When selected they schedule an interview at the facility and if you get hired they give an offer and send you the paperwork needed to obtain a security clearance which upon completion you are hired.
Senior Software Engineer II Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Jacobs Technology.
Interview Details First phone call and then onsite interview
Interview Question – Basic C++ Questions. Such as What is Queue, Hashtable, Linked List, etc. Answer Question
Network Operations Technician Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Jacobs Technology.
Interview Details Communication was great leading up to and following through my interview. I was always kept informed and up to date, and spoke with someone from the company almost every day between my initial application and my interview. At the interview, I sat with three people (two in the office, one on the phone), and all three of them were courteous and knowledgeable, both about the position and the company. It was a relaxed, but professional environment, and the entire process was exexuted simply and elegently, making it all a wonderful, stress-free experience.
Interview Question – None. Even when they asked about a skill that I lacked some knowledge of, they were professional and courteous to me and simply moved on to the next question. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They made an initial offer to me, which I countered, and they accepted. No difficulty or fuss.
Robotic Technician Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Jacobs Technology in March 2014.
Interview Details Met the recruiters at the Michigan Collegiate Job Fair in Livonia. Received an email for an interview a couple weeks later.
The interview was 30min long, no hard questions. Just describing the company work to me, asked me if I was motivated for this kind of work. We talked about a couple projects I worked on in school but it didn't seem to matter too much to them. They were looking with someone who had some kind of engineering background (just school in my case) and who seemed to be a hard worker.
Interview Question – No technical questions during the interview. Just a discussion of a couple engineering projects that I listed on my resume. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The first offer was above what I expected and I didn't negotiate
Engineer Interview (Negative Experience)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Jacobs Technology.
Interview Details It was as they weren't interested in me as much as they were about filling a slot & getting paid for it but their sole customer.
Reason for Declining – Pay offer was poor & no sense of advancement.
Help Desk Technician Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Jacobs Technology in February 2014.
Interview Details I applied to Jacobs Technology on their website and got an email in about two weeks to about setting up a possible interview. After I responded to the email a security rep contacted me to make sure I meet the qualifications (Security Clearance, Security + Certification) and then a interview was set up for the next day.
Interview Question – All the questions were straight forward related to the job in which I was applying for along with situational questions. It may have been two or three technical questions that was asked. Answer Question
Senior Software Engineer II Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Jacobs Technology in December 2010.
Interview Details I found the job listing online and applied for it. After a few days, I received a call from HR and had a phone interview. A few days after that, I had an interview at their office. The interview took maybe 2 hours and was with 3 people together (immediate manager/coworker, his manager, and someone from HR). It was a standard interview where we talked about my work experience and the basics of the job position.
Interview Question – The most unexpected question was a confirmation on whether I was willing to travel to the place listed in the job description. Answer Question
Engineer III Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Jacobs Technology in March 2010.
Interview Details Only had a phone interview, it was a panel interview with 1 HR representative, 1 manager, 1 project leader, and 1 engineer in the group I was working. After the interview (it went very well) I waited a month and a half and finally called the project lead and followed up. The project leader said they had approved me to be hired, and that HR should have contacted me already. They hadnt. I finally got an offer letter, it was about 15% less than I was asking. I was hired, however the work that I was expecting to be doing was far different than my actual work. I was told in the interview (and from the job posting) that I would be doing lots of design work. But I ended up doing only paperwork.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you were working in a group, and one of the group members was only pretending to be working and taking credit for your work. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I counter offered, and they said it was not negotiable. I had to accept due to the economy and job opportunities being very sparse
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