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Found 5,345 of over 6K reviews
4.0
81% Recommend to a Friend
Jacobs Chair and CEO Steven Demetriou
90% Approve of CEO

Found 5,282 of over 6K reviews

4.0
81%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
Approve of CEO
Jacobs Chair and CEO Steven Demetriou
Steven Demetriou
1,779 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work environment for employees(in 206 reviews)

  • "Flexible work schedule and interesting work(in 171 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance depends on project managers(in 51 reviews)

  • "Confusing organizational structure in a large company(in 90 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Valuable Experience

      7 Oct 2022 - Graduate Water Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Learned a lot as a graduate, learned to appreciate the scale of projects

      Cons

      Remote working made it difficult for me to show my best work and made it hard to remain visible

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Graduate

      18 Nov 2022 - Graduate Architect in Cork
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good work life balance here

      Cons

      Graduate program is too long

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great people

      18 Nov 2022 - Senior Water Engineer in Cork
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great teams and people. Good variety of projects. Good progression

      Cons

      Lower end of range salary

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Engineer Ireland

      27 Oct 2022 - Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good work culture, worklife balance, and projects

      Cons

      very little cons to add

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Experience

      26 Oct 2022 - Senior Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Variety of Projects, Holidays, Pension Scheme, Good People.

      Cons

      Salary, No clear line of progression, Too much red tape.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Everything you do matters

      26 Oct 2022 - Senior Associate Director in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Freedom to get on with the job/ project

      Cons

      Corporate Waffle, culture of caring etc

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Unprofessional and chaotic

      27 Nov 2022 - Water/Wastewater Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good place for commuting if living in the west.

      Cons

      Unprofessional, super poor management, poor technical skills in interview and thereafter. Non-transparent at all

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      15 Aug 2022 - Process Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Company culture is very good

      Cons

      Not too many to think of.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company

      14 Aug 2022 - Project Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good company to gain experience

      Cons

      Poor salaries in compare to other industries

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    11. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Stressful work environment

      24 Aug 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good salary opportunities for senior level.

      Cons

      Stressful work environment. No training allowances. No benefits.

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    Jacobs has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 5,992 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at Jacobs to a friend and 74% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

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