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Senior Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 December 2018
good place to work, good salary, learn a lot, team sprit, international week is very fun, good for young engineer growing, safety first and behind zero
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good
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good
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3.0
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Accounting Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 December 2018
Jacobs is one of the larges engineering companies in the world. I was there for a short time - at the time they went through a large restructuring of operations.
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cold and all about the money
Senior Structural Designer/Checker/Co-Lead (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB1 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.
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1.0
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Horrible
Junior Field Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) –  Red Deer County, AB30 November 2018
It started out good. But didn't take long for the favoritism came out and if they like you its great. Otherwise my experience has been that it is ahorrible company, and no room for advancement.
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2.0
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Discrimination in hiring
Mechanical Engineer in Training (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 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
Pros
nicer office
Cons
will fire you for their friends
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a joke when it comes to safety and if you say something- lay-off
Electrician Journeyman (Former Employee) –  Fort Saskatchewan, AB7 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.
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4.0
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good to work for
B-pressure Welder (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 November 2018
worked for jacobs for 7 months they were good to work for. they care about safety and getting the job done right the first time. I would recommend jacobs to work for
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4.0
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Great place to work
Document Controller (Former Employee) –  Calgary23 October 2018
Good leadership with a collaborative team environment. Wonderful supervisors who were great mentors. The supportive team always seeking to lift everyone up.
Pros
Flexible hours and EDO's
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5.0
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Great Company Cullture
Senior Buyer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 October 2018
Jacobs had a great culture in improving its employees and projects. Always having lessons learned, improving systems, and flexible hours for its employees. I highly recommend this company.
Pros
Gym, Games Room, Meditation, Prayer Room, Paid for some education
Cons
May move from project to project but that is expected in any EPC
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4.0
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Good environment for learning, good safety culture
Field Safety Advisor (Former Employee) –  Belle Plaine, SK22 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.
Pros
Good wages, strong safety culture
Cons
Short term
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4.0
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productive and fun place to work
Transit Vehicle Engineer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 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.
Pros
great people, large scale projects, good experience, lunch and learns
Cons
not a lot of room for advancement, limited direction, limited resources
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i found it a good company to work for
Journeyman (Former Employee) –  Dow Chemical, Fort Saskatchewan AB17 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.
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4.0
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Great Pay
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB14 October 2018
The company was a bit more organized then the previous ones. Pay was great with possibility of OT. Good safety standards and good management and workers.
Pros
good money
Cons
away from home
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4.0
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great environment
Mechanical/Piping Designer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 October 2018
project was on going until 2013. was ok. good staff and nice supervisor.
located in Calgary in a beautiful community. there was a gym and food court in site which was really great.
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3.0
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Long Hours of work in hot or cold environments.
Syncrude - Steamfitter-Pipefitter (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB9 October 2018
Jacobs is a good place to work if you don't mind being away from home for long periods of time. The people you work with for the most part are good to work with.
Pros
Steady work
Cons
long hours, never know what shift you are working.
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3.0
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Work until you drop
Safety Advisor Turnaround (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB3 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.
Pros
competative wage
Cons
No stability.
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4.0
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World class Company
-Craft supervisor/ General F/M / F/M B/M (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB2 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
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5.0
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jacobs was good
4th Year Millwright Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB1 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.
Pros
money
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5.0
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An excellent work environment.
Piping Design Lead (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 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.
Pros
Career development opportunities
Cons
None
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2.0
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Mechanical Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) –  Fort20 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.
Pros
Good money for being home
Cons
Shallow self preserving culture
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