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Review averages

  • 76 employees say

    Excellent (30)
    39.473684210526%
    Good (21)
    27.631578947368%
    Satisfactory (18)
    23.684210526316%
    Subpar (7)
    9.2105263157895%
    3.46
  • 4 applicants say

    Excellent (2)
    50%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    25%
    Subpar (1)
    25%
    3.23

Reviews for Jacobs Engineering

Reviews - What employees say

3.46 Employees say
3.23 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Everyone should have equal opportunity to pursue the same growth and advancement regardless of their background, degree or gender. Some more than qualified individuals are passed along for growth opportunities because of a lack of a certain degree or skill set, however, with proper training, those skillsets can be developed. Project scopes, budget, and deadline needs to have extra reserve allowed to accommodate any project delays, extra work to be done, and a budget for overtime.

What I like about the company

People that you don't work with directly are extremely helpful and friendly. They have strict guidelines on safety standards and are always having events or gatherings to encourage awareness and safety procedures. There are various growth opportunities and advancement available in not only local locations, but also relocations if necessary. They culture and environment is great to work when you're starting out your career because you really learn alot from those you work with in your department and as you interact with others in other departments to meet a project deadline. The previous CEO truly cares about the employees situation as well as humbling himself to talk to them on an equal level to see how else the company can improve better.

What I dislike about the company

There are is too much of a political battle with department managers and executives that it strains the environment for employees there. It's great opportunity when starting out in your career, but the longer you stay, the more you become disheartened that growth opportunities are given to those who are inexperienced or unfamiliar with certain procedures and those who are more than well qualified are passed on. There's no training provided by upper management to guide and encourage the employees on the expectations needed for a project. Everyone is given free range to do as please, but when issues arise, they are blamed for being in experienced and negligent. There is sometimes a cut throat environment to surpass your colleagues, so you can gain benefits to better growth opportunities and advancement. Also, the company expects you to do more work than is expected or projected at the beginning of the project, but does not allow or approve of extra overtime to reach deadlines.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    JACOBS ENGINEERING
  • City
    Long Beach
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 24.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Support from management

Immediate supervisors are long overdue for some leadership training. It seems that you need a PE to get it.

Internal Communication

Internal communication is encouraged for most and not heeded when its requested

Attitude towards older colleagues

This can use a bit of an overhaul.

Career Development

This needs a complete overhaul. Like most companies, they are way too profit driven to be better to its employees in this respect. Training courses pertinent to the current CAD/IT configurations, not videos on YouTube and antiquated websites, are desperately needed to keep employees productive.

Work-Life Balance

Terrible is the nicest way I can say it.

Company Image

Its a fa├žade from the outside looking in.

Suggestions for improvement

  • More relevant training for Drafts people

What I like about the company

Friendly and safe. Convenience to mass transit a definite plus

What I dislike about the company

Its lack of leadership training for immediate supervisors, the total disregard for requested employee opinions and the antiquated/lack of pertinent training tools for the Drafts people.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    jacobs engineering group
  • City
    Dallas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 15.May 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Pay scale/promotion to reflect employee education and service.

What I like about the company

Jacobs is a culture of caring and valuing the employee.

What I dislike about the company

Lack of competing salary with employee service and education

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Jacobs Engineering
  • City
    Huntsville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

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Review averages

  • 76 employees say

    Excellent (30)
    39.473684210526%
    Good (21)
    27.631578947368%
    Satisfactory (18)
    23.684210526316%
    Subpar (7)
    9.2105263157895%
    3.46
  • 4 applicants say

    Excellent (2)
    50%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    25%
    Subpar (1)
    25%
    3.23

kununu score comparisons

Jacobs Engineering
3.45
80 reviews

Industry average (Construction/Architecture & Planning)
3.31
54,104 reviews

kununu average
3.35
3,117,000 reviews