Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: J) is an American international technical professional services firm. The company provides technical, professional and construction services, as well as scientific and specialty consulting for a broad range of clients globally including companies, organizations, and government agencies. Its worldwide annual revenue reached nearly $15 billion in the 2018 fiscal year. Jacobs is ranked No. 1 on both Engineering News-Record (ENR)'s 2018 Top 500 Design Firms and Trenchless Technology’s 2018 Top 50 Trenchless Engineering Firms

An employee from a subsidiary company had this to share, "Jacobs basically torpedoed the company I worked for. They then attempted to lower wages with no explanation. The management stated that they wanted an inclusive atmosphere, wanting to utilize our safety professionals experience. Then slowly let go of key personnel."


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Engineering Technologist (Former Employee) says

"You're a number for the company when it comes right down to it. As long as you keep your head low and don't do anything you should not they will find a hole for you to work in. Cons: No upward mobility or flexibility of assignments, you are easily pigeonholed, Never paid what you’re worth, You’re ideas are easily shutdown because the customer disagrees without reason."

Truck Driver (Former Employee) says

"Management was bad very bad equipment always braking down would make drivers go palaces they was not comfortable with benefits are bad health insurance is absolutely a joke dont give you any time off till a year then its only 3 days Cons: None"

Field Engineer (Former Employee) says

"This is the worst company I have ever worked for. I will never work for Jacob's again. It is a government contract and they do everything possible to undermine the Government personnel and cause conflicts. They thrive on drama. Cons: Healthcare"

Safety Manager (Former Employee) says

"Jacobs basically torpedoed the company I worked for. They then attempted to lower wages with no explanation. The management stated that they wanted an inclusive atmosphere, wanting to utilize our safety professionals experience. Then slowly let go of key personnel. Cons: Everything about the company"

Director (Former Employee) says

"long work hours, unreliable systems, high turn over, favoritism, heavy use of temps - basically this place is a nightmare. They're very friendly during the interview but once you're in you see a whole different side of management."

HVAC Technician (Current Employee) says

"Jacobs talks about team and culture of caring, but these are just words they use behind closed doors in meetings. The only team and culture is the one who is in charge. They would rather overwork current employees than rehire or bring in new ones so their bottom line looks good at end of year."

Other (Former Employee) says

"This company sucks, The pay is horrible and its all about the upper management getting a monthly bonus at the end of the month, They have taken pay away from most of the people, workers feel unfairly treated. Do not trust anyone who you think may be your friend, because they are not, the Department of Labor should be called on this company for Labor laws. As for benefits, they are a joke. Cons: All of it"

rotating equipment (Current Employee) says

"great place to work and need to fill out this form. I do not want to say anything else. Just compete the form. and too bad about the multiple characters."

N/A (Current Employee) says

"Coming in as a new employee we are told to share your ideas. Everyone wants to collaborate and be innovative here. WRONG! I literally got in trouble for bringing ideas to the table. I was told to be quiet that I don’t need to be talking. WOW THAT’S COMFORTING! Cons: Management, Management, Management"

Senior I/E Control Systems Designer (Former Employee) says

"Hostile Place, people are terrible, not team players, backstabbers, malicious, management was bad, a terrible environment, Human Resources not helpful."

pipe fitter nccer plus (Former Employee) says

"if your not kin your not in !! or if your parents work for eastman you do no wrong !! or dad uncle brother or best friend works in management your are a super fitter ."

Journeyman Welder (Former Employee) says

"i don`t want come back jacobs for work."

Traffic Engineer (Current Employee) says

"Its such a political place where there is race preference. If you family works there then it is very easy for you. But when you are a qualified individual, people under you make working miserable because they have reach to the top."

Janitor (Former Employee) says

"As a Government contractor, you are totaly unprotected by any laws governing the workplace...The "least cost vendor" wins the contract and then makes up the difference by pocketing your hard earned salary and benefits. Being a government contractor should not be a long term career choice for the above multiple reasons."

Driver (Current Employee) says

"It’s a great company"

Data entry and/or database maintenance (Former Employee) says

"They dont have direction after bought over companies and end up offer vss to the staff. A lot high lever ranking compare to those lower ranks and the higher ranking doing nothing and the staff have to be dismissed"

Senior Consultant (Former Employee) says

"Not sure about other Jacobs' sites, but the area i worked at is simply not recommended."

System Administrator Associate (Former Employee) says

"We were hired onto the Jacobs Electronic Proving Grounds (EPG) contract when the EPG contract was transferred from ManTech. The transfer took place during an Network Integration Event and was handled remotely. Once the event was concluded and we returned to home station (JBLM) and all of the travel expenses were completed we were place on Company Convenience Leave (CCL) for thirty days and then were laid off. During the CCL we were not paid and but were still required to pay for benefits."

Electrial Engr. (Former Employee) says

"TheJacobs CH2M acquisition sent employees scurrying like rats from a sinking ship. Jacobs brought in their own mgmt. when CH2M mgmt. left the project. They have no experience in this industry and no access to tool folders when they began stamping designs. They have no idea of what they are stamping and that's a fundamental ethics violation."

Structural Engineer III (Former Employee) says

"Structural group (bridge) has minimal competitiveness against other consulting groups in the Boston area. Consistent minimal work load. Structural bridge engineering team has little exposure to complex work and struggle to win projects."

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