Jacobs Reviews

Updated Oct 16, 2021

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3.8
77%
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92%
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Jacobs Chair and CEO Steven Demetriou
Steven Demetriou
1,270 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
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Company

      Sep 22, 2021 - Civil Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good culture, good people, good opportunities

      Cons

      Pay could be better and so could hours

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Flexible working with little support and below average pay

      Oct 4, 2021 - Consultant in Brisbane
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very flexible working arrangements that are genuinely employee driven. There have been recent efforts made to foster greater diversity and inclusion. National teams can offer opportunities to work on diverse range of projects across geographies and sectors.

      Cons

      Salaries are significantly behind market demand. Graduate program is nonexistent and there are very few professional development opportunities for early career professionals. The business does not invest in its graduates. Culture issues in some teams are poorly addressed, with upper management and HR slow to address issues appropriately. Extremely inefficient business systems and processes. Expectation to put in long hours with a frustrating and disheartening lack of acknowledgement or reward initiatives.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Ok place

      Sep 24, 2021 - Associate in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great if you are at senior level

      Cons

      Not much employee support and development

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Graduate Engineer

      Sep 7, 2021 - Graduate Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Flexible Working - Forward Thinking - Lots of avenues to explore

      Cons

      Slow career progression for graduates

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Benefits

      Sep 5, 2021 - Graduate Engineer in Brisbane
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay for professional membership good working from home culture

      Cons

      Can get better pay somewhere else

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great time lots of growth opportunities

      Sep 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities for growth and learning

      Cons

      Less pay and more than usual working hours .

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good culture

      Sep 2, 2021 - Civil Engineer in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good culture and team focused

      Cons

      Difficult to progress in company

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fair employer

      Aug 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Diverse and caring for their employees. Inclusive and focused on ensuring employees are happy and healthy.

      Cons

      Very little low level contracts available in my location. It’s going to be hard for me to gain more experience

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Okay job

      Aug 20, 2021 - Software Engineer in Adelaide
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice place to work good people

      Cons

      Slow progress and promotion opportunities

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Mechanical Engineer

      Aug 15, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Jacobs has an overall great management system, people are amasing and the salary is competitive.

      Cons

      Down side is the Human Resource Management, its a bit disappointing that some employees does not do their job properly. Did overtime until midnight and went to work the next day and the HR does not even concern on some employees.

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