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Jacobs Reviews

Updated 18 Feb 2020

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3.6
71%
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83%
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Jacobs Chair and CEO Steven Demetriou
Steven Demetriou
679 Ratings
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  1. "Very friendly place to work."

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pleasant colleagues and a nice office.

    Cons

    Fast pace and not much progression.

    Jacobs2020-02-18
  2. "Highways Intern Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Highways Engineer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible hours and a lot of fun

    Cons

    I'll you know when I find one

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    Jacobs2020-02-17
  3. "This is a good company"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    It has good pay and benefits

    Cons

    It is in Croydon which

    Jacobs2020-02-09
  4. "Great"

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

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Forward thinking company with loads of opportunities.

    Cons

    Low pay and focus on billable hours

    Jacobs2020-02-10
  5. "It was nice"

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    Former Employee - Cleaner 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really really liked it

    Cons

    I wish for higher salary

    Jacobs2020-02-03
  6. "Graduate scheme builds strong skill"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Ecologist in Croydon, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Good development program to build skills. Good internal training.

    Cons

    Could pay for more conferences and external networking events

    Jacobs2020-01-30
  7. "Great team and great office enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Internship in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    Balnced life and work balance

    Cons

    No relly negatives, perhaps try and make the the different teams gel better

    Jacobs2020-01-28
  8. "Individuals and innovation valued"

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    Current Employee - Ecologist in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good community and support for proposing innovation and improvements. Good company maternity and sick pay.

    Cons

    Could invest more in role specific training

    Jacobs2020-01-26
  9. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Environmental Scientist in Birmingham, England
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent company with a wide range of benefits, safety orientated, excellent support procedures

    Cons

    Large corporate company which might not be for everyone

    Jacobs2020-01-20
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Immediate Team, Frustrating Corporate Culture"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly and diverse place to work, understanding of personal circumstances

    Cons

    Frustratingly bureaucratic, have to fill in millions of forms to get anything done.

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    Jacobs2020-01-30

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