Jacobs Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 23, 2021

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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. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Dec 7, 2020 - Environmental Scientist 
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      Pros

      Work life balance is achievable

      Cons

      The company is very large and sometimes the processes take long

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Worked there for a few years

      Aug 14, 2020 - Biologist in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good morals and high integrity

      Cons

      Lowish pay, not much work-life balance

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Amazing place to work

      Nov 6, 2019 - Registered Early Childhood Educator in Kitchener, ON
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      Pros

      Great salary grid and benefits and rrsp package. Great atmosphere and teams. Lots of grow to grow. Paid staff meetings with in house professional developments. Friendly atmosphere. You feel appreciated.

      Cons

      split shifts - some people have a hard time finding work life balance while others enjoy a split shift so it all depends what works for you. Lack of supply staff so you feel bad calling in sick as you know it will put strain on the centre and your coworkers.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Jacobs is a well established leader in its field and has a professional work environment.

      Sep 10, 2019 - Specialist Engineer, Civil Design in Calgary, AB
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      Pros

      Work/Life Balance environment. Reasonable Salary/Benefits. Good Job Security. Caring Management. Professional Culture.

      Cons

      Don't keep people for even a week of a non-billable hour but do their best to demobilize the staffs in other projects.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Salary Review

      Nov 11, 2016 -  in Calgary, AB
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      Pros

      Good working condition for people who value work & life balance.

      Cons

      Management is busy managing their boss.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company, but you're on your own for career development.

      Nov 1, 2016 - Process Engineer I 
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      Pros

      -Good salary -Great work life balance -Subject matter experts

      Cons

      -Need to take care of your own career. If you do not like the position your in you need to force out of it -Huge company, hard to get noticed.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good company

      Jul 27, 2015 -  
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      Pros

      Good work environment Good work-life balance Good compensation

      Cons

      Not too organized Not clear plans

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Analyst

      Nov 14, 2014 - Analyst in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Good culture, friendly staff, good work life balance

      Cons

      salary not as competitive as others

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      How Overall Ratings can Change overnight from "Very Satisfied" to "Very Dissatisfied" with a Change of Manager

      Nov 25, 2013 - Senior Engineer in Calgary, AB
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      Pros

      the work atmosphere and colleagues are great, professional development is encouraged, great international opportunities (on paper at least), most Manager's doors and ears are open for discussion

      Cons

      an Employee's career and future can change overnight with a change of Management, international opportunities are often limited to upper Management, foreign language skills are totally ignored for foreign assignments, a new Manager may