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Reviews for Jacobs Engineering

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.50
Support from management
3.29
Teamwork
3.47
Freedom to work independently
3.45
Internal Communication
3.25
Office / Work Environment
3.44
Environmental Friendliness
3.55
Work-Life Balance
3.40
Challenging Work
3.39
Inclusive / Diverse
3.33

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.46
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.55
Career Development
3.17
Overall compensation for your work
3.71
Company Image
3.49
Job Security
2.83
Handicapped Accessibility
3.62
Workplace Safety
4.04
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 41 of 75 reviews Parking in 41 of 75 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 11 of 75 reviews Stock or equity options in 32 of 75 reviews 401(k) in 56 of 75 reviews No onsite daycare facility Reimbursed daycare in 2 of 75 reviews Ability to work remotely in 11 of 75 reviews Desirable office location in 20 of 75 reviews Tuition assistance in 16 of 75 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 7 of 75 reviews 401(k) Match in 40 of 75 reviews Flexible spending account in 29 of 75 reviews Paid time off in 45 of 75 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 40 of 75 reviews Relocation allowance in 7 of 75 reviews Life insurance in 41 of 75 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 26 of 75 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 4 of 75 reviews Health and wellness programs in 33 of 75 reviews Employee discounts in 35 of 75 reviews Vehicle allowance in 6 of 75 reviews Employee events in 27 of 75 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 14 of 75 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 5 of 75 reviews
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  • 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 façade 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
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  • 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
  • 19.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Increase retention by improving resource forecasting and talent management

What I like about the company

They seem to be investing in technology at the right pace

What I dislike about the company

Turn over is very high and women in leadership is very low

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) 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
    Anchorage
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Job Security

New management does not mean you will retain your position.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee events is offered
  • 13.Sep 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

If your company has been recently bought by Jacobs, RUN! Your corporate culture will be destroyed and a culture of anything for profit will reign.

Suggestions for improvement

  • It's really too late. Jacobs culture (or lack of one) is no longer relevant.

What I like about the company

Two weeks severance pay.

What I dislike about the company

The company is too large to look at anything but numbers.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Jacobs Engineering Group
  • City
    Denver
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Others
  • 15.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More jobs consideration for employee.

What I like about the company

Challenging work.

What I dislike about the company

Unstable working environment, every 3 to 4 years to change jobs.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Jacobs Engineering Company
  • City
    Seattle
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered
  • 29.Mar 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Benefits have been getting worse over the years

What I like about the company

Staff I work with makes coming to work fun each day

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
5.00
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
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

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
  • 06.Mar 2017 (Last edit 07.Mar 2017)
  • Employee

Freedom to work independently

though I was there for over a year, they never gave me a password to the main files and had me asking others to download a repost my work. newer employees got cleared for the system right away.

Internal Communication

several questions I had went unanswered

Office / Work Environment

expects 100% charges. not really possible unless you're willing to fudge on your timesheet.

Environmental Friendliness

n/a

Work-Life Balance

if you worked late 4 days you had friday afternoon off.

Inclusive / Diverse

if you're older, not so much. there were people there for years who never socialized with co-workers

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Jacobs Engineering Company
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2008
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Design

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered
  • 22.Feb 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better health benefits, better job security. Be more competitive with less work share by utilizing tools to improve productivity.

What I like about the company

Flexible hours, people, and salary including OT pay.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 11.Feb 2017
  • Employee

Workplace Safety

Jacobs is very safety conscious and issues awards for those who identify safety issues.

What I like about the company

I work with a very small 5-person team and we are very supportive of each other. Most other employees I have interacted with seem supportive as well. They are also "blind" to age and value experience.

What I dislike about the company

Job security is tenuous because of the state of the oil and gas industry. But they do try hard to retain employees during the tough times.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Jacobs Engineering Company
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered