Compare Jacobs vs Downer BETA

See how working at Jacobs vs. Downer compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Jacobs vs. Downer. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Jacobs

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Downer

Employee Ratings

  • Jacobs scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 4362 reviews)
Jacobs employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Downer employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 406 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Jacobs employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Downer employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Jacobs employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Downer employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Jacobs employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Downer employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Jacobs employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Downer employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Jacobs employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Downer employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Jacobs Ceo Steven Demetriou
90%
90%Steven Demetriou
Jacobs employees rated their CEO Approval 6% higher than Downer employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Downer Ceo Grant Fenn
84%
84%Grant Fenn
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
Jacobs employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than Downer employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
70%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
71%
Jacobs employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 16% higher than Downer employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
55%

Salaries

Downer has 403 more total submitted salaries than Jacobs.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Civil Engineer24 Salaries
A$84,072/yr
Project Manager14 Salaries
A$125,000/yr
Manager3 Salaries
A$200,000/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Engineer34 Salaries
A$110,000/yr
Project Manager18 Salaries
A$140,500/yr
Manager8 Salaries
A$150,000/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Jacobs.
  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at Downer.
  • "Billable" was the most mentioned Con at Jacobs.
  • "Downer" was the most mentioned Con at Downer.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 206 reviews)
"Flexible work"(in 171 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 20 reviews)
"Good people"(in 19 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Billable"(in 134 reviews)
"Large company"(in 90 reviews)
Cons
"Downer"(in 19 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 14 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good Company"22 Sep 2021

Former Employee - Civil Engineer

I worked at Jacobs full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Good culture, good people, good opportunities

Cons

Pay could be better and so could hours

"Good"24 Dec 2021

Former Employee - Mining Engineer

I worked at Downer full-time

Pros

Good People Good projects Nice head office

Cons

Sold the mining portion of the business.

Job Postings

Jacobs has 4,230 more recently posted open jobs than Downer.
Recent Jobs
Recent Jobs
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Downer company logo482 Jobs