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On average, employees at Jacobs give their company a 4.0 rating out of 5.0 - which is 3% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Jacobs employees are Structural Engineers submitting an average rating of 4.6 and Control Systems Engineers with a rating of 4.5.

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4.0
Average Rating
(based on 219 Jacobs Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.9
Growth Opportunities
3.6
People You Work With
4.5
Person You Work For
4.2
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
4.0
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
4.1
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Logistics Manager

"I have enjoyed my time with Jacobs. I hope to further my career with them in the future. Thank you for your help in growing my career."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Jacobs Employee

"I’ve worked with Jacobs and CH2MHill for over 15 years and had the opportunity to work with a talented team of engineers. Also enabling me to expand my knowledge with the diverse portfolio of technology."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Jacobs Employee

"I have worked at Jacobs since 2019 and have enjoyed the challenging projects they have put me in charge of."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Jacobs Employee

"A good place to work with good people"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Jacobs Employee

"I worked with Jacobs in Corvallis for four months and I learned a lot about how engineering companies help their clients. My coworkers were very cooperative and more than willing to take time to help me understand tasks that I was assigned to do. Because of Jacobs, I now understand how important it is to work efficiently and communicate with everyone on your team."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Jacobs Employee

"The ability to move up at Jacobs is extremely difficult due to their constant acquisitions that bring in more people."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Jacobs Employee

"I have worked for Jacobs for 24 years and gained a lot of knowledge through my travel in the states and overseas"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Jacobs Employee

"Good company to work for, with access to great equipment."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Jacobs Employee

"A good company to work for. It can be challenging since this is a 24 hour 365 day company that is always open. The GMs and management team like the company and the team they work for. If you can get in with them, it’ll be a great experience to have."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Jacobs Employee

"Jacobs corporate culture was horrible. It seemed like their mottos were "Policy and procedures over people" and "Corporate is always right". I worked in the same office from 2006 to 2020, in different departments for different managers. The company was acquired four times during my tenure. We were Jacobs from December 2017 to April 2019 and it was the worst managed acquisition I had been part of. On Day 1, Jacobs started layoffs. The WARN Act requires employers give 60 days notice of mass layoffs. Jacobs avoided the requirement by laying off less than 50 people in a location at one time. They didn't even notify local managers ahead of time. Instead, each Friday from December through March, Corporate sent local managers a list of employees to layoff the following Monday. It got so bad by the end that HR referred to it as the "March Massacre". After the initial layoffs, Corporate managers traveled across the company to hold town hall meetings. The message was basically, "There are great things ahead. We're streamlining for efficiencies, so if there's someone elsewhere in the company who can do your job cheaper, you're out." Corporate's streamlined efficiencies included aligning job titles across the enterprise. That's Jacobs-speak for changing people's job classifications, usually moving them to a lower rank and salary. The alignment didn't take industry sector or cost of living into account. Nor did it include the expanded job responsibilities following the massive layoffs. We had 6 different insurance plans in the 16 months under Jacobs. Local managers had little authority with their teams, contracts, clients, or vendors. Corporate dictated daily operations. It was a huge relief when Worley acquired the division! The only good thing about working at Jacobs was their Editorial Style Guide. I improved the readability and clarity of our documents because the guide required active voice and a conversational tone. I still use the guidelines in my current job."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Software Developer

"I have worked for Jacobs Engineering since I was an intern in 2018. At the time we were KeyW and then merged with Jacobs in 2019. Having experienced working with Jacobs, I can confidently say that I feel like a valued member of a company that strives for innovation and inclusion."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Jacobs Employee

"I have been employed by JACOBS for over 10 years. Due to COVID - 19 Virus, I am seeking a local firm that has a need for someone with my skills and experience. I would welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss this further. Thank you, Bob Hennessy PE 925-997-2956"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Jacobs Employee

"I enjoy working at Jacobs. Each office is different, and have their own oddities, but there are good people that take care of each other."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Jacobs Employee

"I worked with Jacobs for 2 years. The culture was changing for the better, and they tend to promote from within."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Project Planner

"I worked for Jacobs Telecom for the Past 7 years, Started in 2013 in Pennsylvania, working on Decom of Metro PCS when they were acquired by T-Mobile, After that I was transferred to the NYC Market until 2014, Were I would work on the ATT LTE 5G System Upgrade, and Enhanced 911 Project."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Jacobs Reviews FAQs

Is Jacobs a good company to work for?

Jacobs has an overall rating of 4.0 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 219 Jacobs Review Ratings left anonymously by Jacobs employees, which is 3% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 95% of employees would recommend working at Jacobs.

Does Jacobs pay their employees well?

Jacobs employees earn $71,000 annually on average, or $34 per hour, which is 8% higher than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 88 Jacobs employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Jacobs Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working a Jacobs?

95% of employees would recommend working at Jacobs with the overall rating of 4.0 out of 5. Employees also rated Jacobs 3.9 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.9 for Rewards You Receive, 3.6 for Growth Opportunities and 4.0 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Jacobs?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Jacobs is a CIO at $350,000 annually. Browse Jacobs Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Jacobs?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Jacobs is a Shipping Clerk at $14,000 annually. Browse Jacobs Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Jacobs?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Jacobs to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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