Jacobs Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2021

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Jacobs Chair and CEO Steven Demetriou
Steven Demetriou
1,186 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, more than 1 year

      Great Company & World class projects

      Jul 30, 2021 - Project Controls Manager in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well connected network of engineering professionals across in Australia the global. Great diversity and culture within the company. Great variety of major infrastructure projects to work on across major industry sectors

      Cons

      Career Development & Progression limited for mid-career professionals.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Inspiring but challenging

      Jul 21, 2021 - General Manager in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture and people, inspiring place to work

      Cons

      Very high expectations on individuals, very risk averse and process oriented

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good First Job

      Jul 5, 2021 - Graduate Architect in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Big company which means lots of support

      Cons

      Would like more social activities

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Jacobs is a great company overall

      Jun 25, 2021 - Civil Design Engineer in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Flexible hours - Diverse teams - Large projects - Opportunties to learn - Learning from industry experts

      Cons

      - Growth within the company is slow - Remuneration is average - Feels like a global machine at times

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Environmental Management

      Jun 27, 2021 - Senior Environmental Scientist in Adelaide
      Recommend
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      Pros

      encourage flexible work arrangements including part-time, work from home etc

      Cons

      Some of their systems are cumbersome and poorly implemented, but are improving.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great support

      Jun 14, 2021 - Project Lead in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company really look after their people, provides lots of training opportunities.

      Cons

      None that I can think of at the moment.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company. Very Corporate

      Jun 2, 2021 - Senior Urban Designer in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay. Interesting projects, carve your own path in a massive company.

      Cons

      Poor culture, no support, no interest in employee development, salary is not tied to performance, poor performance is not checked

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      project manager

      Jul 3, 2021 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      global company with diverse opportunities

      Cons

      renumeration could be better or improved

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Minimum management support for graduates

      May 25, 2021 - Graduate Engineer in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      friendly and inclusive environment with promoting culture of care as the global policy.

      Cons

      lack of support and understanding from management, lack of appreciation for the good work and minimum salary increase, 5years graduate program with very very high expectation without proper support and guidance. The managers only care about their personal goals and promotions. lacks of compensation for remote site works, no allowance and extra hours work paid.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great first job

      Jun 24, 2021 - Graduate 
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      Pros

      Range of projects available to work on

      Cons

      Can be pidgenholed into tasks

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