Jacobs Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2021

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3.8
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Jacobs Chair and CEO Steven Demetriou
Steven Demetriou
914 Ratings
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  1. "Good company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Brisbane

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment for employees

    Cons

    Theres nothing bad about this company

  2. "Ok"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Information Technology 

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Very intelligent and motivated colleagues, some managers are very good, learning allot on the job

    Cons

    Pay average, stress from billable hours, long hours, quite ruthless at times


  3. "Good to learn"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Autocad Draftsman 

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Excellent in terms of developing your skills

    Cons

    Sometimes harder to cope up

  4. "Great People & Team"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Team cohesion and technical ability.

    Cons

    Upper management is disconnected from ground level. Poor pay rises.

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  5. "Opportunities and Involvement"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects due to large size and being a major player in many of the different sectors. Good opportunity to get involved in their networks and potential to meet lots of people. Good teams environment (dependent on the team) and interesting people with deep technical expertise as well as project management skills.

    Cons

    Salary is quite average and often at times, the transition between new positions does not come with an appropriate pay rise. Given the large structure of Jacobs and their main base being in the US, the opportunity to progress in Australia vs the US is much slower. Large employee base can sometimes result in certain employees being hidden in all the noise. Certain employees may be fast-tracked whilst others might become left in the background.

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  6. "Insufficient renumeration"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Jacobs Engineering Pvt Ltd in North Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible working conditions within the business

    Cons

    poor salary, level of effort is not reflected in renumeration

  7. "Great culture and technical capability"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture, team capability and ability to work on many major projects

    Cons

    Corporate decisions are distant and don’t consider local needs. Can be hierarchical and middle management not always valued. Systems abs processes can be cumbersome

  8. "-"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Transport Engineer in Brisbane

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Best team in Brisbane in the field

    Cons

    Poor culture in other teams

  9. "Independent contractor"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor 

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Bad manager don't look after staff

  10. "So far so good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    - Employee recognition - Support to improve skills - Friendly environment

    Cons

    - I’ve been with Jacobs for a year and I am quite happy. No cons so far

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