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Reviews for Jacobs Engineering

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.51
Support from management
3.32
Teamwork
3.47
Freedom to work independently
3.46
Internal Communication
3.29
Office / Work Environment
3.45
Environmental Friendliness
3.56
Work-Life Balance
3.43
Challenging Work
3.40
Inclusive / Diverse
3.31

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.46
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.57
Career Development
3.20
Overall compensation for your work
3.72
Company Image
3.53
Job Security
2.86
Handicapped Accessibility
3.63
Workplace Safety
4.06
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 41 of 74 reviews Parking in 40 of 74 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 10 of 74 reviews Stock or equity options in 31 of 74 reviews 401(k) in 55 of 74 reviews No onsite daycare facility Reimbursed daycare in 2 of 74 reviews Ability to work remotely in 10 of 74 reviews Desirable office location in 19 of 74 reviews Tuition assistance in 16 of 74 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 7 of 74 reviews 401(k) Match in 39 of 74 reviews Flexible spending account in 29 of 74 reviews Paid time off in 44 of 74 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 39 of 74 reviews Relocation allowance in 7 of 74 reviews Life insurance in 40 of 74 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 26 of 74 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 4 of 74 reviews Health and wellness programs in 32 of 74 reviews Employee discounts in 34 of 74 reviews Vehicle allowance in 6 of 74 reviews Employee events in 26 of 74 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 13 of 74 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 4 of 74 reviews
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 31.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Many friendly people.

Support from management

No clear direction after purchasing this firm. No support finding new work.

Teamwork

Originally people will tell you they want to work with you but when the chips are down this is not true.

Freedom to work independently

As long as existing clients continued to feed us work things were ok although we had constant complaints about our low margins.

Internal Communication

Sometimes too much communication. It is also shared company wide what most people make.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I have not seen anyone over 30 hired.

Overall compensation for your work

Never complained about what we earn but if you earn too much nobody will use you on projects.

Office / Work Environment

Moving to a new building and will be crammed into a smaller space. Also moving into a multiple tenant building where getting in and out will be challenging.

Job Security

Desperately looking for other work at another firm interested in the line of work I have done for more than 30 years.

Workplace Safety

High marks here. Safety is big.

Challenging Work

This is an issue since the previous companies work is not persued.

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

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 Ability to work remotely 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
    Costa Mesa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Design
  • 18.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Poor communication and organization. Lacked weekly or monthly meetings with peers.

Support from management

Very little communication and support for contract consultants.

Teamwork

Generally honest, but not acceptable of contractors.

Freedom to work independently

Trusted for technical specialty up to a point.

Internal Communication

Poor communication and organization. Lacked weekly or monthly meetings with peers.

Career Development

None except for entry level direct hires.

Overall compensation for your work

Adequate day rate for contract consultant, and within expected range.

Office / Work Environment

Good work space and office environment.

Job Security

Typical security for contractors which are the first to go during down time.

Challenging Work

Very challenging across numerous projects.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Improve communication and organization. Initiate weekly or monthly meetings with peers to better form teamwork.

What I like about the company

Varied project work across oil & gas or construction industries. Fast paced.

What I dislike about the company

Poor communication and organization. Contractors appear not to be trusted.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
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
  • Company
    Jacobs Engineering Company
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Freelance/self-employed
  • Department
    Design
  • 05.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Pays lip service to a "culture of caring" but is just like any other corporation. Only care about how well you play the game.

Support from management

Once you set your realistic goals they automatically increase them to unsustainable/unreachable limits. No different from any other corp in america now.

Teamwork

each performance unit is faced with their own quotas, not incentivised to share resources.

Freedom to work independently

Multiple levels of scutiny.

Internal Communication

ok internal comm. Nothing to brag about.

Gender Equality

Nominal.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Engineers respect experience so no difficulties here

Career Development

Lip service paid to this area once a year at review time but no funding or time devoted to action plans in real life.

Overall compensation for your work

Industry standard.

Office / Work Environment

Adopted a crappy open office standard, thankfully local office is grandfathered due to funding issues.

Environmental Friendliness

again, typical lip service paid

Work-Life Balance

Corporate line says should be in balance but real life application says job comes first

Company Image

High turnover perception by our peer firms and clients

Job Security

If you are in a PM role and dont sell you're gone. Culture of caring only if you are billable.

Handicapped Accessibility

Industry Standard

Workplace Safety

Punitive program, dont have an accident or incident, even if its not your fault. You will be guilty.

Challenging Work

This area is what you make of it.

Inclusive / Diverse

Engineering firm so we are about as diverse as you can get.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Walk the walk instead of simply regurgitating company talking points.

What I like about the company

Compensation is adequate.

What I dislike about the company

Typical corporate attitude. Individuals seen as necessary evil. Absolutely no interest or support for veterans. Even though a great deal of contracts are from DOD.

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

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 Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • City
    Pasadena
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Design

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 15.Jun 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
  • 02.Nov 2017
  • Employee
Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 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 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
    Tampa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered