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strong team and collaborative culture of support & assistance as required
good team environment, well supported by colleagues backed by management as required. Broad range of opportunities and industry exposure. Able to transition across sectors, industries if preferred.
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Good EPCM company
Diverse market
various disciplines and functions.

geographically diverse.

Does defense, Aerospace, infrastructure, Energy, Chemicals and resources.

Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management
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Jacobs Engineerin is a workplace to works.
Jacobs Engineering is a one of the good design engineering firm in Western Australia, like Access, Select, Develop and Execute Projects for the Mining Plants .
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Great company.
Great company with a positive new direction. New management is great. Moving up the value chain.
Professional work environment.

Great opportunities for everyone.
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General overview
As above, poor working environment, only importance is keeping clients happy, to the detriment of staff well-being. Big corporate feel, not a relaxed place to be.
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Flexible friendly workplace
Flexible friendly workplace contributing to willingness to go to work at Jacobs each and every day
Different sectors and disciplines do not communicate available resources efficiently throughout company
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Vertically integrated management structure
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Challenging Projects
Working for large scale EPCM projects in the resources sector in WA. Has its challenges with long hours and meeting tight schedules. It has a good balance of office and site based work.
Pros
Retention Bonuses
Cons
Long hours
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excellent company
have nothing bad to say about the company.
the organistation is world class

they take good care of the employees.

the compensation is competitive.

safety-focused.
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Highly integrated and collaborative
Hardest part of job was managing and reporting on changes that had impacted over the design phase. Management was very interactive with plenty of regular coordination and progress meetings
Pros
Supportive
Cons
Long Hours
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Production and engaging place to work
Busy and an engaging place to work. Plenty of scope to try new roles and the company that has a great culture of caring

I like leading a team of 4 and being part of the Asia Pacific finance team.


The hardest part is keeping up to date with the changing landscape of the engineering sector
Pros
Exposure to a global company with international travel
Cons
Time differences working with a firm run firm
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Jacobs Engineering
Management need to give more support the the project managers Workplace culture has suffered in recent years and currently there is no motivation in the Engineering and Drafting Personnel to achieve and surpass previous stds and working to achieve, When deadlines are presented the Culture should be to achieve and bring in the project early, There is no support mechanism and a high turnover of staff personnel from burnout,
Cons
Disparency between Management and Employees
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Productive workplace but lacked senior mângment
Typical day at work started at 6am until 5pm.
I had done it all before

Senior Management lacking

Workplace and culture excellent

Being there at 6am 6 mornings a week after travelling for more than an hour

The Synchronizing Party
Pros
Very pleasant local staff
Cons
Long hours
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Productive with collaborative team work
- Productive environment with collaborative team work.

- Flexible schedule and good work-life balance.


- Great work environment , very supportive of emplyees.
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great experience
Duties include to provide all staff kitchens with daily stock, order stock and check that Kitchens are cleaned & maintained on a daily basis and All meetings booked via Catering Booking are serviced ,Meeting rooms set up with equipment and catering and room cleaned at the end of each meeting and Assisting Events Manager to place stock orders
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Harsh
fun and enjoyable but there is always have favoritism, too much gossip, and you have to be hard hearted if you are encharged of doing the dept collection.
Pros
none
Cons
long hrs
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Typical construction job
This was a temporary JV for the construction of the CCPP, and isn't an ongoing concern, it was typical JV on a large gas and oil job in Australia in 2017.
Pros
Good crew
Cons
Bus Travel
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A typical day at Jacobs
A busy day starts with smiling from colleague so you feel encouraged. You can always learn something from a giant company who is leading the industry and interacting with society with great influence.
Pros
culture, cooperation
Cons
too large for quick communication
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Civil Structural Designer/Draftsman
Good professional atmosphere - very good cohesion between the various disciplines. The most rewarding part of the job was the Cleint interaction
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Management Culture. Subtle Signs of Bullying. Mandatory Management Progression
As a Grad. their is great oppurtunities to Travel.
Upper Management have a culture of withholding work from individuals and supplying that work to favourite work colleagues. This then leads to downtime overhead timesheet charging. Which then leads to being sacked. Because the client managers are not doing their job in finding you the work and concerned more about their own billable time to projects. The worst part of that is they do not give you any warning that you are a marked employee.

It is a very stressful environment to work in. I am specifically talking about the Transport/Rail Group. Also they dont have experienced Managers to win the Big Projects. I would never recommend

This company to work for. Plus on a final note, they expect all employees from grads. to Long term employees to go out and find new work.

Otherwise you are a marked employee.
Pros
Traveling
Cons
Subtle signs of bullying.
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Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.
After originally working for SKM (which was bought out by Jacobs), there was a distinct change in culture which was a total shock to the system.

Reading some of the other reviews here i can't believe i was working for the same company. I can only think that It must have been the section i was working in.


They make out they're a caring and sharing Co. Obviously not my manager who treated me, as well as others, like dirt and made no effort to hide it. There was definitely an in crowd and an out crowd.


Training was non existent due to "budget constraints".


In my section there was a continual atmosphere of fear and resentment of the senior management. Unfortunately middle management were made to tow the line and were singing the senior managements mantras. By fear i mean that no one would speak up as they were afraid of the repercussions and from experience those that did we then forced out by putting them in untenable positions. Also from what i experienced HR was there for the employer not the employee.


The money was good but it was increased due to circumstances such as buy out, removal of bonuses, mobile phone allowance. I took a significant cut by leaving but it was definitely worth it.


I suffered it for 2 years and had to leave for my own sanity.
Pros
Some interesting jobs.
Cons
Management treated you like a piece of dirt
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depressing
after the company being both by Jacobs working with new rules is very depressing. Working with my own team is the experience that I would treasure as we had fun and enjoyable environment that you want to look forward working the following day.
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