Jacobs Reviews

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Jacobs President, CEO, and Director Craig L. Martin
Craig L. Martin
309 Ratings

    water & utilities team North is growing fast

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Manchester, England

    I have been working at Jacobs (more than 3 years)


    Secured AMP6 with two large water companies, hence job security for a while


    Mixed feelings among staff members.

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    Strong networking can help bringing in some innovations

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Jacobs Interviews

Updated 24 Oct 2014
Updated 24 Oct 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Jacobs in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process took two weeks from online submission to job offer. Applied online by simply submitting my CV and covering letter. Had a short chat with HR few days later via telephone to tell me more about the role and to find out more about myself. I was invited to a face to face interview, which took place the following week.

    There were two interviewers who were senior members of staff. Interviewers were friendly and made it comfortable. We spoke about my university projects, modules I've taken, what I enjoyed at uni, etc. Then competency questions, mainly focusing on leadership and teamwork skills. Next, some questions focusing on materials, inspection, maintenance, health and safety and anything involved in the role. I was also given a short test to calculate max. bending moments and draw various simple bending moment diagrams.

    Lastly they asked about my salary expectations and availability. I received an offer within a few days.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe everything you must consider in a project from start to finish.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    When they asked what my salary expectations were during the interview, I mentioned a salary range typical of that in the industry and area. They offered me the high end of that range so I didn't feel the need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Jacobs Awards and Accolades

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America’s Most Trustworthy Companies, Forbes Magazine, 2014
America's Greenest Companies, Newsweek, 2014
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Jacobs Locations

Additional Info

Website www.jacobs.com
Headquarters Pasadena, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1947
Type Company - Public (JEC)
Industry Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Revenue £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors Fluor, Bechtel, AECOM

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services, including all aspects of architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and specialty consulting. We serve a broad range of companies and organizations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies. We offer 250+ locations in 30+ countries, covering: North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, India, Australia, Africa, and Asia.

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