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Reviews for Jacobs Engineering

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.47
Support from management
3.22
Teamwork
3.48
Freedom to work independently
3.45
Internal Communication
3.23
Office / Work Environment
3.49
Environmental Friendliness
3.55
Work-Life Balance
3.36
Challenging Work
3.47
Inclusive / Diverse
3.31

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.43
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.45
Career Development
3.09
Overall compensation for your work
3.70
Company Image
3.47
Job Security
2.79
Handicapped Accessibility
3.61
Workplace Safety
4.06
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 41 of 79 reviews Parking in 44 of 79 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 11 of 79 reviews Stock or equity options in 35 of 79 reviews 401(k) in 60 of 79 reviews No onsite daycare facility Reimbursed daycare in 3 of 79 reviews Ability to work remotely in 12 of 79 reviews Desirable office location in 22 of 79 reviews Tuition assistance in 18 of 79 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 7 of 79 reviews 401(k) Match in 44 of 79 reviews Flexible spending account in 32 of 79 reviews Paid time off in 48 of 79 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 44 of 79 reviews Relocation allowance in 8 of 79 reviews Life insurance in 44 of 79 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 27 of 79 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 5 of 79 reviews Health and wellness programs in 37 of 79 reviews Employee discounts in 39 of 79 reviews Vehicle allowance in 7 of 79 reviews Employee events in 29 of 79 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 15 of 79 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 5 of 79 reviews
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  • 20.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Promote within. Allow for career development

What I like about the company

Recognizing improvement at work.

What I dislike about the company

No room for advancement. They do not advise on career or education path to move up within the company

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 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 Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Jacobs engineering
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Since our company is international it is hard or impossible to transfer to other jobs within the company to gain more experience. It is hard to get all the approvals required if you want to continue your education.

What I like about the company

The company will help you excel.

What I dislike about the company

Even though the company helps you excel the room for advancement is not there.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location 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
  • City
    Deer Park
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 26.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

I started at J. E. Sirrine Company on March 2, 1973. Employee Owned - excellent company, bought by CRS - traded on open stock market - somewhat less than Sirrine - bought by Jacobs - traded on open stock market - much better until Jacobs bought CH2M in December 2017 and Jacobs replaced upper management in Greenville, SC by CH2M management in March 2018 and new mgmt laid off many Jacobs older employees and I was one. 2 years before full retirement and now NO insurance. Stellar appraisals and even worked overtime the day before being laid off. So very wrong. No warning.....reported in on Monday and was told to go home - work force reduction. We were very busy. Kept CH2M employees not original Jacobs employees in my department and for the most part over the entire office.

Support from management

Above your immediate department manager, the support STOPS!

Teamwork

Prior to 2016 when Jacobs executive management changed, teamwork was excellent. After new executive management and with CH2M purchase, teamwork was lost - it became a dictatorship

Freedom to work independently

At one time but I think that is changing with new regime.

Internal Communication

Immediate department communication was great, outside of that, there was almost no real communication.

Gender Equality

As equal as an Engineering and Construction firm is with female employees - much better than the 70's but still has a long way to go.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Laid off at age 63 after 45 years service with no notice and kept younger employees and new employees from newly bought CH2M and I had stellar appraisals and sacrificed and worked overtime and gave more than 100% and loved my job and internal and external clients respected me and appreciated my loyalty, communication, problem solving, dedication, knowledge, leadership, management & training qualities.

Career Development

For younger personnel. No training except on your own time. Lunch & Learns, bring your own lunch, no compensation. Expected to give your own time to work on new programs, train, etc.

Overall compensation for your work

Compensation has always been great until recent lay-off in a discriminating age position. (After 45 years of service)

Work-Life Balance

Expectations in estimating requires that the work-life balance is not equal because we are trying to get work for the rest of the company and deadlines can't be missed or you miss an opportunity for new work. Nature of the business.

Company Image

Fortune 500 - very well respected in our industry - new leadership has caused a decline in our client's image of Jacobs in some offices.

Job Security

I always thought it was great and secure until I lost my job after 45 years with new management and before retirement age and no insurance now.

Workplace Safety

Safety is "Beyond Zero" concept. Excellent ratings - not so good if it involves lighting in parking lot for late night workers, etc., left up to landlord. No money out of pocket for safety or anything else if it does not fall under Jacobs standard operating procedures.

Challenging Work

Enjoyed my job and was very happy for 45 years. Then totally devastated.

Inclusive / Diverse

Workshare with India, Mexico, and diverse cultures are growing and seemed to be accepted much better than age.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

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 Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered
  • Company
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • City
    Pasadena
  • 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

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 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
  • 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