Jacobs Reviews

Updated Nov 27, 2021

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3.9
78%
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Jacobs Chair and CEO Steven Demetriou
Steven Demetriou
1,314 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
      Former Employee

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      Jun 10, 2021 - Technician in Leeds, England
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      Pros

      Good team environment & Spirit

      Cons

      Salarys could be more competitive

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Jacobs

      Nov 25, 2021 - Project Manager in London, England
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      Pros

      Considerate and understanding company - great core values and caring

      Cons

      Can be a little too embedded with the client and feel disconnected

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Modern, forward thinking.

      Nov 22, 2021 - Human Resources Business Partner HRBP in Reading, England
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities to progress

      Cons

      You can get lost in the shear size of it.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Alright

      Nov 17, 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They've been really flexible with working.

      Cons

      Things move slowly due to nature of big company.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Almost 5 Stars

      Nov 13, 2021 - Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Since the change of CEO the company has been making big strides whether it's rebrand as a tech solution company and it's variety of interesting projects or listening and embracing it's diverse employees by providing flexible working hours including working from home hybrid and with great benefits system including additional holidays purchase.

      Cons

      They've said they're trying to adapt how we allocate/book our time as just now there is a strong focus on a high billability rate which puts the onus of learning untested solutions or tech on your own time. They have got better with this but there's also no real down time between switching projects or achieving project milestones. It be nice to have couple of casual non project specific days to recuperate.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Every man for himself

      Nov 27, 2021 - Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Birmingham, England
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      Pros

      Flexible for work life balance

      Cons

      Corporate fluff every day too much

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for

      Nov 11, 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High quality projects, excellent team work, technology, work environment.

      Cons

      No cons. So far so good.

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    8. 4.0