Jacobs Reviews

Updated 9 Aug 2020

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3.6
70%
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83%
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Jacobs Chair and CEO Steven Demetriou
Steven Demetriou
748 Ratings
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  • "Dealing with the demands from upper management was not worth the terribly low wage(in 60 reviews)

  • "Large company so it’s easy to get lost in a crowd(in 54 reviews)

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  1. "Positive"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Civil Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, good job opportunities

    Cons

    Workload can occasionally be stressfull

  2. "Pretty good"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Geotechnical Engineer in Manchester City Centre, England

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, flexible working

    Cons

    have to pay benefits from your salary


  3. "Good when busy"

    4.0
    Current Employee - EC&I Engineer in Warrington, North West England, England

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

    Pros

    Work on a big project, good experience.

    Cons

    Very quiet first few months.

  4. "Large infrastructure project with graduate development programme."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Ecologist in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly paid graduate jobs, big project exposure and opportunties, range of survey experience, multidisciplinary company, great networks including mental health and BAME.

    Cons

    Micromanagement within large team is hard to get used to, corporate feel, lack of funding for training, highly money driven company, fast-paced, often lacking in support for graduates.

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  5. "Great company for future development"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geoenvironmental Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, great opportunities to develop.

    Cons

    Middle management can sometimes be tricky to negotiate.

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  6. "Well run forward thinking company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Head of Digital Commercial in Glasgow, Scotland

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Work hard and they look after you

    Cons

    Same challenges as any large pro services firm has in transforming the business

  7. "One of the greatest companies in the world"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent CEO Excellent company values and vision Excellent variety of clients and projects Fantastic pay and benefits Flexible working

    Cons

    Experience depends on local management Some legacy people making it difficult for new people with fresh ideas to come through Too many good people left after CH2M Hill acquisition due to UK leadership spending all of their time career positioning and not looking after staff or clients. Jacobs did eventually let problem people go. Shame they didn't do it sooner.

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  8. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Manchester, England

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects, international environment, skilled technical staff

    Cons

    Corporate environment, management could do better

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worked as drainage engineer in Swindon (David Kensett's team)"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, with loads of drainage detailed design

    Cons

    No respect for employees. Foreigners are hired and can't progress in their careers . Some of them are even put aside, without any work to do. There are elements in the team (mostly Roula) who is a bully. The workload is unbalanced between the elements of the team. If you are a woman be prepared to be used to serve coffees at meetings.

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  10. "Supportive and great team culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Supportive Great team culture Care for staff

    Cons

    None that have come to light in the time I've been working for Jacobs

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