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Jacobs Reviews

Updated 18 Jul 2019

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Jacobs CEO Steven Demetriou
Steven Demetriou
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  1. "excellent employer with multiple opportunities"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Jacobs full-time

      Pros

      good pay with friendly colleagues

      Cons

      too many challenges with fast pace task

      Jacobs2019-05-31
    • "Varied work"

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      Current Employee - Senior Consultant 

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

      Pros

      Practice flexible work, great people

      Cons

      High deliverable expectations, tight schedule

      Jacobs2019-06-12
    • "Great remuneration without career progression"

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      Former Employee - Project Director in Brisbane
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Jacobs full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Large company with wonderful systems and procedures Great remuneration and bonus structure

      Cons

      Lack of career progression

      Advice to Management

      Groom your key staff to ensure retention and engagement

      Jacobs2019-06-08
    • "Jacobs graduate program"

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      Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Sydney
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Jacobs full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Flexible working hours and ability to work from home

      Cons

      Some senior engineers not very good at teaching and delegating meaningful work to graduates

      Advice to Management

      Get graduates involved in meaning project work not just what senior engineers don’t want.

      Jacobs2019-06-06
    • "Good opportunity, bad pay"

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      Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Melbourne
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Jacobs full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Lot of experienced people to learn from Chance to work on some of the largest projects in the country

      Cons

      Lack of training for graduates, no structured development Sub-par salary. After three years you'll be on around the same as the starting salary at other consultancies.

      Advice to Management

      Review your training structure for graduates and keep tabs on the salaries at other competitor firms to ensure your people don't leave.

      Jacobs2019-05-15
    • "Lots of opportunities"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Jacobs part-time

      Pros

      friendly environment, lots of opportunities, staff seem mostly happy

      Cons

      the chairs are not comfortable

      Jacobs2019-05-11
    • Helpful (1)

      "Graduate"

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      Current Employee - Graduate in North Sydney
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Jacobs full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The large size and potential to work in another Jacobs location. Variety of Projects Good internal networking opportunities. Good mix of people with great levels of experience.

      Cons

      Lack of attention to Graduates/onboarding process. Lack of team building exercises internally within the team. Mixed attitudes by team leaders. Can't move across streams. Pay is not competitive at all. Lack of mentoring by existing team members or willingness to teach.

      Advice to Management

      Invest in your graduates, build it from the ground up. Graduates are one of your largest sources of word of mouth for future graduates.

      Jacobs2019-04-22
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      "Great forward thinking company"

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      Current Employee - Senior Spatial Consultant 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Large global team with great connectivity. Really encourage innovation, knowledge sharing, and if you are a passionate individual you will be highly regarded and given plenty of opportunities. Global leadership and senior management are excellent

      Cons

      Section Management streams need to be revised. Long hours worked over long timeframes without management helping to find a solution. A larger focus on culture and teams - limited funding for team building activities and outside training courses.

      Advice to Management

      A focus on individuals achievement and individual recognition

      Jacobs2019-04-05
    • "Good for Seniors"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Jacobs full-time

      Pros

      Culture of caring , can be flexible with work from home

      Cons

      Can sometimes be all talk no action . Seniors not willing to teach junior grads. No team building exercises

      Advice to Management

      Invest more in your graduates.

      Jacobs2019-03-25
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      "Electrical engineer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Jacobs full-time

      Pros

      Team work, Flexible hours, good people, support

      Cons

      not enough experienced people there

      Jacobs2019-02-18
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