Jacobs Employee Reviews about "large company"

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Jacobs Chair and CEO Steven Demetriou
Steven Demetriou
1,424 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work Environment is very friendly(in 169 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is achievable(in 150 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper Management doesn't delegate properly(in 64 reviews)

  • "Large company where you may not feel connected(in 63 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Jaccobs Environmental

      Sep 23, 2019 - Senior Environmental Planner in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Collaborative team environment and access to worldwide resources

      Cons

      Large company with procedural roadblocks

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Total disfunction if you actually care about the quality of the product.

      Sep 20, 2019 - Project Engineer in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Large company with a good number of opportunities.

      Cons

      Office politics runs the company.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Senior Mechanical Designer

      Feb 9, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent company to work for. Has the leverage to get larger projects which allows for longer-term work. Good benefits and decent salary. Worldwide offices so the opportunity to move around is available.

      Cons

      Large company so you end up being a number not a name. Because of the large project mentality you can get pigeonholed into one type of work. Training is poor.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Senior Project Accountant

      Feb 29, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Large company with options to move around. Outside of downtown core so parking is provided. Every other Friday off is nice and Christmas holidays are off as well

      Cons

      Huge gap between salaries in the same department. Managers aren't all designated so education is underrated. Very reactive instead of proactive. Minimal responsibilities because of size of company. Hard to move to other departments.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Jacob's

      Jan 30, 2016 - Project Manager in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Large company all over the world. Has very diverse offerings and plenty of opportunity to dabble.

      Cons

      Too large. Very easy to get lost in the crowd. Jacob's Canada in particular focuses each individual to a single project. Once the project completes often times they will be laid off (more like contact work than permanent despite attempted appearances). Publicly traded and places FAR too much emphasis on impressing wall street than taking care of employees or clients.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good pay, benefits and opportunities

      Jan 13, 2021 - CQV Engineer in Elkton, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive pay and benefits, large company that follows core values and helps employees with programs

      Cons

      Limited locations based on industry

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company

      Nov 30, 2020 - Senior Landscape Architect in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Many great professionals. Innovative environment. Flexibility.

      Cons

      Large company where systems are set up for only large projects - smaller, more nimble clients and projects are not the focus.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company

      Nov 17, 2020 - Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) in Eglin AFB, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay is Fair Always having training

      Cons

      Very Large Company there isno personal contact with owner or CEO

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Jacobs

      Nov 17, 2020 - Senior Computer Scientist in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Jacobs is diverse company with good values.

      Cons

      Jacobs is a large company.

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