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Jacobs Reviews

Updated 26 Jan 2020

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3.6
70%
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83%
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Jacobs Chair and CEO Steven Demetriou
Steven Demetriou
672 Ratings
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  1. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent inclusion & diversity metrics.

    Cons

    None at the moment. All good!

    Jacobs2019-10-16
  2. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, flexible work, vacation purchase, benefits

    Cons

    Management doesn't always support company policy.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what job descriptions are and work with it.

    Jacobs2020-01-07
  3. Helpful (1)

    "High turneover due to leadership"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Auckland, Auckland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly skilled individuals. Potential to work on international projects. Focus on diversity.

    Cons

    Blame culture from the top down. Treated like a number not a person. Protective management who micromanage and not lead nor empower, and only interested in impressing the Australian leadership. No trust in their staff, creating a risk adverse bitter workforce. Constant restructuring and new strategies that dont align properly with talent and the market. Mass name and shame emails for non performing projects.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your intelligent people to make decisions and stop being fearful they will take your jobs and start leading not micromanaging them.

    Jacobs2019-10-08
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Structural Engineering is a secondary service"

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    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Wellington, Wellington
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Involvement in huge projects, great people to work with (other than management)

    Cons

    No investment in Structural Engineering projects

    Advice to Management

    Get closer to people doing the work

    Jacobs2019-07-14
  5. "Grad engineer in nz"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland, Auckland

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

    Pros

    Nice people, strong sense of community

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    Jacobs2019-01-20
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Too big to be efficient"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Wellington, Wellington
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Health and safety and flexible working policies are good, and most of the people on the ground are smart and hardworking.

    Cons

    NZ Management have no clue. They're too busy "positioning" themselves for the role they want rather than doing the job they have. I found project directors had very little value to add to projects. The number of corporate emails is ridiculous and the level of reportind and paperwork took up far too much time. I dont believe staff are truly valued.

    Advice to Management

    A few bad eggs in management positions need to be cracked.

    Jacobs2018-11-06
  7. "Business Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work in Auckland

    Cons

    Cannot think of anything right now

    Jacobs2018-09-11
  8. "Ok if you like a flexible workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work. Big name company

    Cons

    Career advancement. Constant restructuring.

    Jacobs2018-06-06
  9. "Great Environment, helpful people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture and people

    Cons

    Some practices can be made better

    Jacobs2018-04-28
  10. "Enjoyed the work"

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    I worked at Jacobs

    Pros

    The flexible hours were great.

    Cons

    Lack of work created stressful environment with billability targets

    Jacobs2018-04-03
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