"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."
"I have worked at Jacobs since 2019 and have enjoyed the challenging projects they have put me in charge of."
"A good place to work with good people"
"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."
"The ability to move up at Jacobs is extremely difficult due to their constant acquisitions that bring in more people."
"I have worked for Jacobs for 24 years and gained a lot of knowledge through my travel in the states and overseas"
"Good company to work for, with access to great equipment."
"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."
"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."
"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"
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