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64 English questions out of 64

16 January 2021

Does Jacobs offer massages?

Pros

they gave me free fruit and tea

Cons

there are no cons at this company

they gave me free fruit and tea

16 January 2021

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10 July 2020

Does Jacobs offer dental insurance?

Pros

Nice people, varied work, opportunities to network with clients

Cons

Very little benefits e.g no dental, no health insurance, bonuses are hit and miss

Very little benefits e.g no dental, no health insurance, bonuses are hit and miss

10 July 2020

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22 September 2020

Does Jacobs have a pension plan?

Pros

If you're based in Cork, you're laughing. Dublin? "Welcome to the machine".

Cons

A Golden circle of secretive Cork managers stroking each other and their Cork buddies. Cork Jacobs is a GREAT place to be a contractor. Dublin staff? Not so much! In June 2020 they announced cuts to the already poor DC pension scheme (salary matching max 8%), without an end date, and no commitment to going back to the original plan. "Because of COVID" Doh! This was one week after they increased dividends by +12%. But, after a great fight by staff (great staff reps, thanks guys!), they declared the cut would be for ONLY 6 months, then back to the original salary match plan. Then this week they have a staff public meeting and say Ireland sales in 2020 are 3X plan in the pharma side, +30% revenues in the infrastructure side, other tech sales looking great. WTF? Why did you mug our pensions? Apart from that, excessively long hours, hard to take holidays (only 23 days/year since 2019) because project schedules and staffing are demanding or brutal. Demanding, uninterested and unsupportive bosses, and did I mention Cork centered?

Advice to Management

Cop yourselves on, people will move out. Anyone more than 10 years in Jacobs looks exhausted and prematurely aged. I'd move now except I'm looking for a home loan. Maybe in 1-2 years. NO, I am not recommending Jacobs to friends.

In June 2020 they announced cuts to the already poor DC pension scheme (salary matching max 8%), without an end date, and no commitment to going back to the original plan.

22 September 2020

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15 June 2020

Does Jacobs offer a wellness program?

Pros

You get good benefits, guidance and eperience.

Cons

Everything is pretty good so far.

You get good benefits, guidance and eperience.

15 June 2020

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21 November 2019

Does Jacobs offer life insurance?

Pros

Flexible working Good Sick pay Good life insurance

Cons

Communication Location of offices No Company vehicle or car allowance

Good life insurance

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