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Reviews for Jacobs Engineering

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.49
Support from management
3.26
Teamwork
3.49
Freedom to work independently
3.47
Internal Communication
3.28
Office / Work Environment
3.47
Environmental Friendliness
3.57
Work-Life Balance
3.38
Challenging Work
3.42
Inclusive / Diverse
3.30

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.44
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.51
Career Development
3.14
Overall compensation for your work
3.68
Company Image
3.47
Job Security
2.82
Handicapped Accessibility
3.58
Workplace Safety
4.05
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 41 of 76 reviews Parking in 42 of 76 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 11 of 76 reviews Stock or equity options in 32 of 76 reviews 401(k) in 57 of 76 reviews No onsite daycare facility Reimbursed daycare in 2 of 76 reviews Ability to work remotely in 11 of 76 reviews Desirable office location in 20 of 76 reviews Tuition assistance in 17 of 76 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 7 of 76 reviews 401(k) Match in 41 of 76 reviews Flexible spending account in 29 of 76 reviews Paid time off in 46 of 76 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 41 of 76 reviews Relocation allowance in 7 of 76 reviews Life insurance in 42 of 76 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 27 of 76 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 5 of 76 reviews Health and wellness programs in 34 of 76 reviews Employee discounts in 36 of 76 reviews Vehicle allowance in 7 of 76 reviews Employee events in 28 of 76 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 15 of 76 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 5 of 76 reviews
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  • 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
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  • 08.Feb 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • they could pay better.

What I like about the company

my coworkers

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
3.00
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
2.00
Company Image
1.00
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

Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Jacobs Engineering, NASA/Langley Research Center
  • City
    Denver
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

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
  • 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
  • 19.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • make changes to keep work in the building

What I like about the company

treated as a professional

What I dislike about the company

work gets slack, there are layoffs

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

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 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
    Baton Rouge
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Design

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 05.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Recently i discovered that management sometimes overlooks or ignores issues that discipline managers bring up, resulting in half of a department being laid off.

What I like about the company

My particular office offers many social activities and company-sponsored events

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 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
  • Company
    Jacobs Project Management Co.
  • City
    Conshohocken
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee events is offered
  • 08.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • get work and stop outsourcing to India

What I like about the company

Work location and job challenges

What I dislike about the company

back stabbers and lay offs

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
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 Paid Parental Leave 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 Inc.
  • City
    Baton Rouge
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Design

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 22.Nov 2016
  • Employee

Workplace Safety

They really value safety. There's mandatory safety tutorials. They offer free ice grips for your shoes in the winter. They send frequent emails about safety tips, to the point it's almost belaboring.

Freedom to work independently
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered
  • Company
    Jacobs Engineering Company
  • City
    Washington, D.C.
  • 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
  • 17.Nov 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

OK

Support from management

The leadership in the IDIQ shop is horrible.

Teamwork

OK

Freedom to work independently

No to many cry babies

Internal Communication

Again the management is horrible

Office / Work Environment

ok

Environmental Friendliness

IDIQ management person is not working safe

Work-Life Balance

ok

Job Security

This is Horrible as you are the low man on the list you get RIFFED first.reduction in force

Handicapped Accessibility

safe for all

Workplace Safety

pretty safe.

Challenging Work

ok

Inclusive / Diverse

the union is of no help

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 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, NASA/Langley Research Center
  • City
    Hampton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 27.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Workplace Safety

Company is good to work for

Inclusive / Diverse

Yes

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

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • City
    Cary
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Design

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 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