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Jacobs Reviews

Updated 21 November 2017
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Jacobs President and Chief Executive Officer Steven Demetriou
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  1. "Trainee architect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    People, projects to work on and the Diversity between employees

    Cons

    Times when work is low and waiting restart new projects

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push towards exciting projects


  2. "ILS ENGINEER"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary. Good immediate line management

    Cons

    Poor holiday allowance and 40 hour week.


  3. "Jacobs Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    At Jacobs, people are the most important aspect.

    Cons

    Jacobs could pay more bonuses.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible Working, with a high focus on billability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible Working opportunities are available

    Excellent Health and Safety Culture is evident;

    Opportunities for progression, should you wish to work for them.

    Cons

    Very High proportion of technical engineering work is outsourced to India to increase profit margins.

    Emphasis on billability

    Vast amount of managers

    Advice to Management

    Place less focus on billability.


  6. "Jacobs"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people.
    Good work-life balance.
    Culture of caring.

    Cons

    If your are looking for a job for life just doing the minimum possible then this is for you.

    Advice to Management

    You do not invest in people.


  7. "Great environment and flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People, environment, flexibility, and freedom.

    Cons

    Too many processes and burocracy to be followed

    Advice to Management

    Support more innovation, implement BIM strategy.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Glasgow Mafia"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Travel. Decent offices.

    Cons

    The business is run by a team from Glasgow who have worked together for about 30 years. Overtime there is a reorganisation they just change places. They are like a bunch of managers from the 70's.

    Advice to Management

    Go!


  9. "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team and look after each other

    Cons

    Slightly obsessed by billabilty but focus shifting to project execution

    Advice to Management

    Keep the current direction going


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overbearing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Camaraderie with peers
    Nice office location

    Cons

    Overbearing governance
    Lack of trust in staff intelligence or judgement
    A drive to delight clients but then put as many barriers in the way as possible to prevent this.
    Pigeon holes into role no matter how many times you ask about variety of work.


  11. "Project Control Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Very laid back team, willing to explain complicated tasks

    Cons

    Not given enough work, had to constantly ask.


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