Productive workplace working closely with in house personnel.
Pipefitter (Current Employee) – Akzo Nobel / Neurion – 17 December 2018
Working with in house personnel was an advantage. All the personnel at the complex were easy to get along with. Had some difficulties due to contract issues. All in all was a good place to work. The best part was living so close to the complex. It made it easy when I was on call.
Lunch was paid for from time to time. Some of the necessary tools were provided for by the complex.
Health care was very expensive. Some of the PPE was hard to get ahold of.
Senior Structural Designer/Checker/Co-Lead (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 December 2018
They hire you when they need you and get rid of you when they can. The workshare program is very bad for morale and for the client. Employee told me that if a building fell down due to incompetence of workshare, it would be the responsbiility of the stamping engineer and Jacobs would be off the hook. Not a nice place to work.
Mechanical Engineer in Training (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 November 2018
Engineering department supervisors hire their friends or people of the same origin country as them. One department in particular only hires same ethnicity as the managers. Why Canadians allow caste system hiring in Canada is beyond me
a joke when it comes to safety and if you say something- lay-off
Electrician Journeyman (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 7 November 2018
JACOBS Jokers and Clowns On Big Shutdowns A total fugase on safety , friends of friends who care nothing about safety... in my opinion. i learned that if you report an incident you get laid-off. After a safety stand down of 3 days , the very next day a cut=off piece of pipe fell approx. 30' landing beside our access to lower deck under process cooling fans, 3 days after reporting it I was laid-off.
Good environment for learning, good safety culture
Field Safety Advisor (Former Employee) – Belle Plaine, SK – 22 October 2018
Worked for Jacobs for several years in a mine environment. Good procedures and basic overall safety culture. Had a good understanding of helping workers maintain a good work/life balance. Was good to deal with multiple trades on the same work site.
Transit Vehicle Engineer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 October 2018
Jacobs is a great place for experience on large projects and to learn how a large corporation manages large projects. The office is a bit stuffy with most people very focused on their work. The people are easy to get a long with and are friendly. The work typically comes in waves and can be very slow at times and very fast paced at others. There are many opportunities to meet with clients and learn the ropes of bidding on projects that use public funding. There appeared to be limited room for growth within the company and limited budget for personal training.
great people, large scale projects, good experience, lunch and learns
not a lot of room for advancement, limited direction, limited resources
Journeyman (Former Employee) – Dow Chemical, Fort Saskatchewan AB – 17 October 2018
While working for Jacobs, they were approachable and had no problems using my skills as a Journeyman Insulator or a Safety person. They set goals that were attainable. They offered training and opportunities to meet their needs as well as mine.
Safety Advisor Turnaround (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 3 October 2018
Money was okay and if you like the hours with no home life it was fine but my role was all work and no time off. The wage was competitive but for a short duration job I would have expected it to be a little higher.
-Craft supervisor/ General F/M / F/M B/M (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 2 October 2018
I have worked for Jacob's many times over 30 plus years as Pipe fitter and or a Boilermaker as Superintendent, General Foreman , and F/M and as tradesman on the tools They are a good company World Class for sure, structured ,well organized, and professional
4th Year Millwright Apprentice (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 1 October 2018
work was good lots of experience gained and decent people to work with it was a camp job at mlv with the millwright local 1460 union. when I was done no problem getting blue book signed and got the lay off for ei.
Piping Design Lead (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 21 September 2018
I enjoyed my time with Jacobs Canada Inc.and was given plenty of opportunity to grow and develop within the organization. I would recommend Jacobs to anyone who wants to work in Oil and Gas engineering in the Calgary area.
Mechanical Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) – Fort – 20 September 2018
Anyone seeking to apply for this position should be aware. QC Managers are chewed up and spit out by Shell on a regular basis. If you are looking for a challenge, then by all means take this job. Just know that your Corporate duties will not allow you much time to support the QC Inspectors under your tenure. Reactive management styles leaves little room for progressive planning and support of Craft. Management keeps an "arms length" from their Craft and leave most of the heavy lifting to the QC Insp / Foremen.