Jacobs Reviews

Updated 18 Sep 2020

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3.7
71%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
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Jacobs Chair and CEO Steven Demetriou
Steven Demetriou
776 Ratings
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  • "Dealing with the demands from upper management was not worth the terribly low wage(in 60 reviews)

  • "Large company so it’s easy to get lost in a crowd(in 54 reviews)

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  1. "CQV Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CQV Engineer in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great to get work between short contracts

    Cons

    Have to travel a lot

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  2. "Good place if you get the right team / supervisor"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work life balance and can work from home

    Cons

    pressure to be billable and lots of politics.


  3. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transport Planner in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, varied work, opportunities to network with clients

    Cons

    Very little benefits e.g no dental, no health insurance, bonuses are hit and miss

  4. "Good Employer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, pushing boundaries, Culture

    Cons

    Governance can slow things down

  5. "Ireland Instrumentation and Control Graduate Engineer"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Instrumentation & Control Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I don't see many, a graduate role should be challenging, this is not. This may suit some people.

    Cons

    No Training. Poor Salary. No honesty from I&C Management. Just out to use cheap labour to perform menial tasks. Public belittling. Politics rules over ability.

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  6. "Engineer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Payment high to be engineer

    Cons

    Salary good for the city

  7. "Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Team work, entry level positions

    Cons

    Due to contractual projects, hours can be long.

  8. "Process Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    global opportunities, possible to transfer from one industry to another, big highlight on positive mental health and how to help yourself and others, interesting projects.

    Cons

    long hours, no training of graduates, no benefits, no medical insurance, 20 days of holidays which is below Irish average.

  9. "Engineer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Jacobs full-time

    Pros

    Good management and good people work there

    Cons

    Noting. I enjoy working there

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Disgraceful management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co Dublin in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience and interesting range of projects to work on

    Cons

    Very poor management at various levels and public belittling. Many respectful managers have either left or had their positions taken from them in the past year. Some bullying by senior staff completely ignored by managers and HR. Graduate programme absolutely disgraceful, merely an excuse for free labour and brainwashing. Poor salarys and no potential to progress. Extremely negative environment. Forced to use lunch breaks for meetings and training sessions. Far too many graduates and continuous stress applied to graduates with unrealistic expectations. Very high staff turn over and my water/environmental department was a terrible place to work.

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