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Updated Jul 26, 2021

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Jacobs Chair and CEO Steven Demetriou
Steven Demetriou
1,173 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work Environment is very friendly(in 169 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is achievable(in 150 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper Management doesn't delegate properly(in 64 reviews)

  • "Large company where you may not feel connected(in 63 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Strong culture of flexible working & inclusion

      Jul 15, 2021 - Director in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong focus on inclusion & diversity, employee networks and flexible working. Really stable pipeline of work

      Cons

      Quite a long working week but the flexible working policy makes it manageable.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Wonderful experience

      Jul 25, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Warrington, North West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team spirit, excellent atmosphere

      Cons

      Little private life recognition difficult work life balance

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Just a Number

      Jul 22, 2021 - Designer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I think working here is OK if you are based near one of the major offices

      Cons

      Working in the satellite offices is effectively like working for a different company. Company is based around you being billable to a client, so job security if akin to a contractor

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Large team and good pay

      Apr 25, 2021 - Ecologist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Large team with a huge amount and variety of knowledge (which is well shared), always work to do, well paid, strong health & safety culture and focus on wellbeing, less conflict with clients than when you are working at a smaller company, very varied work opportunities out there if you can manage to get put on it.

      Cons

      Very corporate (not always a con), often roles are quite heavy on admin type work rather than skills that develop you as a more general ecologist, you have to write a detailed document explaining your travel plans for every work journey you do which can end up taking a lot of time when you are working on site a lot, can be easily pigeon holed into one area of ecology very early on as an entry level staff member which is not good for development, no paid training days although there is somewhat of a budget to pay for own time training and will pay for ROLO training or anything else necessary, prepares you well for working at jacobs but not necessarily as an good ecologist.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Job Review

      Jul 13, 2021 - Graduate Highways Engineer in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong culture, inclusive environment, room for development, opportunity for progress

      Cons

      Lack of rotation and getting experience in different fields

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Employee focused

      Jul 6, 2021 - PROJECT MANAGER LEVEL II in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Vested interest in employees welfare and personal development.

      Cons

      Haven’t been there long enough to identify any major cons.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      good

      Jul 8, 2021 - Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very flexible working pattern and good to staff

      Cons

      nothing i can think of

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good company

      Jul 21, 2021 - Graduate Mechanical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits Lots of projects to work on

      Cons

      Lots of bureaucracy Not enough autonomy

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Modern Company

      Jul 1, 2021 - Senior Principal Engineer in Warrington, North West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Forward thinking, inclusive company. Sense of belonging from leadership all the way through.

      Cons

      Challenging projects, thrown in at deep end.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      Jun 25, 2021 - Graduate Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good training, chartership support, very friendly environment, nice culture. Work life balance is amazing, very flexible

      Cons

      Corporate messages feel very hollow, limited opportunity for accepting responsibility if capable

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