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Jacobs President, CEO, and Director Craig L. Martin
Craig L. Martin
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    Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get paid, not much else

    Cons

    The management have their heads in the clouds and have no idea of the market place. People dont take responsibility for their work and no one enforces any sort of discipline. Payrises have been frozen for 3 years and the misguided sales team mean that the company will be shut down in next year or so once head office realise there is no money to be made...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes, provide some direction and communication, fire the dead wood and promote the people who care rather than your buddies...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Jacobs Interviews

Updated 11 Oct 2014
Updated 11 Oct 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

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Interview Difficulty

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    Process Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Jacobs in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Began with a simple phone interview with small behavioral questions and questions about the company. The panel interview follow approximately 4 weeks later, where it was extremely difficult to receive progress updates as well as organize an interview date.

    The interview consisted of the HR Manager, Chief Process Engineer and a Graduate Student. The interview lasted for 1 hour and consisted of detailed behavioral questions ranging from team to leadership roles and situations.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a situation where you had to deal with a bad teammate and how did you approach this.   Answer Question
    • Name a situation where you saw something unsafe, and how did you react to this.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

Jacobs Awards and Accolades

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America’s Most Trustworthy Companies, Forbes Magazine, 2014
America's Greenest Companies, Newsweek, 2014
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Jacobs Locations

Additional Info

Website www.jacobs.com
Headquarters Pasadena, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1947
Type Company - Public (JEC)
Industry Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Revenue $10+ billion (AUD) per year
Competitors Fluor, Bechtel, AECOM

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services, including all aspects of architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and specialty consulting. We serve a broad range of companies and organizations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies. We offer 250+ locations in 30+ countries, covering: North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, India, Australia, Africa, and Asia.

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