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Dallas-based Jacobs provides technical, professional, and construction services globally, including all aspects of architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and specialty consulting. The firm puts people at the heart of the business, with a focus on inclusion and a team of visionaries, thinkers and doers. Jacobs embraces all perspectives, collaborating to make a positive impact. The firm takes responsibility for its work and is committed to safety and sustainability. Jacobs is looking for dynamic and engaged people to join its diverse team. If you think you could bring your passion, ingenuity and vision to the Jacobs community, you will find a broad array of open positions with health and welfare benefits designed to invest in you. Specific benefits vary from country to country, but you might also have access to flexible work schedules and opportunities to work remotely, educational reimbursement, and more.

Company - Public
Over $10B
Large
Multiple locations
Office Administration Services Companies
1947
Thomas D. Jacobson
What departments Jacobs employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
other occupation33.4%
Engineers27.7%
Management - Other16.2%
Computer / IT9.6%
Construction5.3%
Drafters / Engineering Technicians4.4%
Architects3.3%
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Team

Professional experience

How many years of experience do Jacobs employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Jacobs: Newcomers: 19%, Experiencers: 14%, Experts: 17%, Veterans: 50%. Jacobs employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
Where did Jacobs employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Jacobs: AECOM, CH2M, Fluor. Typical Jacobs employees have worked at AECOM.
AECOM
CH2M
Fluor
What industries did Jacobs employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Jacobs: Engineering Firms, Specialty Trade Construction Companies, Building Companies, Electrical & Wiring Installation Companies, Residential Building Construction Companies. Jacobs employees most likely come from a Engineering Firms industry background.
Where did Jacobs employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Jacobs: Small: 29%, Medium: 14%, Large: 57%. Most Jacobs employees have previously worked at large companies.

Educational background

What did employees at Jacobs study?
Where did employees at Jacobs study?
Clemson University
Louisiana State University-Alexandria

Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Jacobs?
Time employed at Jacobs: <1: 15%, 1-3: 28%, 4-8: 26%, 9-13: 15%, 14-20: 10%, 20+: 6%. Most Jacobs employees stay with the company for 1-3 years which is less than the industry average.
How does Jacobs rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Jacobs: 75.3% Male and 24.7% Female. Age ratio at Jacobs: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 31%, 31-40: 29%, 41-50: 20%, 51-60: 14%, 60+: 6%. Jacobs rates - 1.3% less female than the industry average. Most Jacobs employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.

Career advancement

How does Jacobs rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Jacobs: low. Jacobs ranks low for career advancement which is same as the industry average.
What companies do Jacobs employees go on to work at?
Future employers of Jacobs: AECOM, Burns & McDonnell, CB&I, CH2M, Fluor. People who work at Jacobs most typically go on to work for the AECOM.
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Burns & McDonnell
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CH2M
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Cadd Designer
Conshohocken, PA - February 5, 2024
Good Company if you have no ambition
2.2
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Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
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Recognition & Support
1
Culture and Values
I got lied on multiple times by engineers and supervisors who didn't know what they were doing. Their wasn't any room to grow in the department I worked in. They expected me to just sit in one spot and not explore other possibilities within the company

Pros and Cons
We got off early on Fridays and the healht benefits were affordable
No support from management
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Highway Inspector
July 10, 2023
Highway Inspector
5.0
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5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
I worked for Jacobs for more than 5 years in Qatar for the Expressway Programme under FIFA World Cup projects.

Pros and Cons
Career growth, Mental and physical health support, Educational reimbursement
Don,t have anything to say
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Property Mgmt Specialist
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD - May 27, 2021
Great place to work.. great team
4.0
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4
Professional growth
4
Salary & Benefits
4
Work-Life balance
4
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
Great company, team and environment to work with. Was not at this position long because of change of contract.

Pros and Cons
Felxibility
I have none

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What’s the stock symbol of Jacobs?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
JEC.
When was Jacobs founded?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
1947.
What’s the gender distribution at Jacobs?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
24.7% female, 75.3% male.
What industry is Jacobs in?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Construction/Facilities/Trades.
Where’s Jacobs’s HQ located?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Elizabeth, NJ.
What’s Jacobs’s yearly revenue?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
over $10b, i think
Who is the CEO of Jacobs?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Thomas D. Jacobson.
How long do people usually work for Jacobs?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
1-3 year(s).
What size of companies did Jacobs employees used to work for?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Most worked for large businesses before.
How often do employees get promoted at Jacobs ?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
advancement opportunities are low
who are employees usually hired by after leaving Jacobs?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
AECOM, Burns & McDonnell, CB&I, CH2M, Fluor, Jacobs Engineering, KBR, WorleyParsons.
Where did employees work before joining Jacobs?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
AECOM, CH2M, Fluor, HNTB, Jacobs Engineering, KBR, URS, WorleyParsons.
How old are Jacobs’s employees in general?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
21-30, 31-40.
Where did most of Jacobs employees go to school?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Clemson University, Louisiana State University-Alexandria, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Houston.
i was wondering if they perform background checkss before hiringg
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6 months ago
I got an interview after two weeks and i suspect they did back-ground check in that inteval.
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6 months ago
They do a background check and you should describe any activety that might cause suspesion beforehand.
what's the culture and environment like
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6 months ago
Outstanding👍
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6 months ago
professional and friendly, tho can be very challenging sometimes. but later ended in success
I am concerned about the behaviour of the manager?
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7 months ago
He is very humble and nice. 🥰
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7 months ago
The manger is likes to get comments about his policies fromt he workers.
being surrounded by hardworking ppl rlly helps u remain mtovated as well so rlly want to have that here!
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6 months ago
People are very fiendly and hardworking.
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6 months ago
Friendly pbehavior. Inspiring people who work hard.
what benefits does the company offer
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7 months ago
Health insurance, 401k paid vacation and many discount programs
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7 months ago
They provide dental, medical, life, stock options, etc.
how long does it takes to get hired
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7 months ago
One day when you are needed
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7 months ago
Being in a contract transfer, the process was completed within two week
How far back will they go on a background check?
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6 months ago
Last seven years
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6 months ago
I believe it's 7 years7️
Is there a age limit for hiring consideration?
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7 months ago
Not sure.18 yrs of age I would imagine
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7 months ago
18 years old and older
how did you get your first interview
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7 months ago
Recruit I knew friends that worked there
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7 months ago
went through a temp agency
how would you describe the pace of work here
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6 months ago
was steady not to slow not to fast
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6 months ago
Fast paced work environment in business development.
What is the typical rotating schedule
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7 months ago
3 weeks on and 3 weeks off
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7 months ago
Work was Mon-Friday from 8-5
how are the working hours
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7 months ago
Depends on the project but mainly 40 hours a week
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7 months ago
Start at 7 am work till 330 pm, sometimes over time when needed
Is there any possbility of remote work?
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7 months ago
Remote wokr is a possibility.It all depedns upon the manager. 😶
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7 months ago
If you have good relationship with management, they can allow remote work.
i m not sure if they provide 401k 🤔
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6 months ago
Nice pay and 401k with huge returns.
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6 months ago
I loved wokring here mainly due to the oerks i.e. 401k, halth insurance. 😁
rly hope the company is goal oriented and not just a disorgansied mess 🙄
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8 months ago
They have designed their workplace to accomadte goal oriented work.
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8 months ago
Less drama. More goal oriented work. 🙄
do they drug test?
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7 months ago
random drug test as they need it
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7 months ago
Sometimes 2 times a month. Tested when involved in accidents
when does raises occur
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7 months ago
Seldom and maybe every 3 years
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27 days ago
What is the average starting hourly rate for an Advanced Administrative Assistant???
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