Jacobs Reading Reviews

Updated 5 Jun 2020

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3.8
74%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
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Jacobs Chair and CEO Steven Demetriou
Steven Demetriou
7 Ratings
  1. "Amazing"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Reading, England

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Amazing and would highly recommend

    Cons

    None, have nothing but positive feedback.

  2. "Graduate Program"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Airport Planner in Reading, England

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working alongside top international airports both in the UK and world wide. Flexibility both in terms of location and working times. Opportunity to move across all the offices

    Cons

    Very large company with poor social environment

  3. "Jacobs"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Director in Reading, England

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Extensive knowledge and experience readily available.

    Cons

    Large corporation can seem too large at times.

  4. "Nice culture; lower pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Staff Accountant in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice culture; health and well being considered Friday afternoon work from home culture if all work completed during the week.

    Cons

    Lower salary than expected and expected more career progression

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Jacobs as a graduate"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Civil Engineer in Reading, England

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits - free parking and life + medical insurance

    Cons

    Haven't been there long enough to say

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Jacobs"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cost Engineer in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leaving this awful organisation biggest Pro

    Cons

    Smug conceited management who are clueless terrible attitudes towards colleagues and staff the most macho or popular cliches mean survival. Management no idea about managing

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Civil Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Water Engineer in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's up to you. You need to be extremely proactive though.

    Cons

    Hard to get noticed. HR disconnected from 'real business'.

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  8. "Good solid and honest company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Programmer Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary, nice people and varied work

    Cons

    Dislocated work pattern and personality driven at the top.

  9. "Jacobs UK"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Director in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Global company with culture of care and strong presence in the UK.

    Cons

    Probably not the heights paying employer.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great role, plenty of support in training and mentors around in the environment to assist you."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Graduate Civil Engineer in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs

    Pros

    Great opportunities across the business if youre willing to be mobile and relocate. Merger with Ch2m, benefits remain to be seen if they develop. Many offices around the uk which allow you to hot desk and balance life with work when needed. Hundreds of genuinely good people at the company who love the company, friendly culture. All the training desired is available at the company for any early professional.

    Cons

    Company is financially driven. Little to none senior management roles held by employees of different ethnic background. Focus is primarily on promoting woman to senior positions however company is overlooking the full benefits of diversity. Elimiantes many of its valued employees who have dedicated their careers for over 30 years to put Jacobs in the position they are in to cut costs- no loyalty. Very demoarlising to see as a young professional.

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