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KBR Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 318 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

KBR Chairman, President & CEO Bill Utt

Bill Utt

(158 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • experienced colleagues, good location, good work life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • Supportive work environment - many of my closest friends are ones I worked for/with over the years(in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Good old boy syndrome (buddies and relatives), Health benefits could be better(in 6 reviews)

  • The bureaucracy is high and the lack of communication between heads of departments sometimes causes lots of issues(in 5 reviews)

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    sr. structural engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthe company has a superb Work/Balance Culture

    Consthe office has a too much reliance on one client

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIts benefits are fairly good and it has a nine-eighty work schedule (if you are able to use it).

    ConsPoor work-life balance and ineffective management in certain areas of the company. Little opportunity for advancement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Just another Job.

    Clerical (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsRelaxed environment. Company is very safety conscious.

    ConsNo advancement and must follow every rule. Company plays favorites. Job pays the bills, nothing more.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation is the most important thing for a job like this. Negociate compensation up front.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Would not work for them again.

    Technical Professional - Structural (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe Pay scale was good

    ConsNo value of engineers, management is lacking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs improvement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excited to start my position

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Morrisville, NC

    ProsThe atmosphere looks great so far. Mentors are very approachable.

    ConsCan't write one yet. Need to get out on the field more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company but advancement is difficult.

    (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThe people I have worked with have been some of the best people I have worked with in my career.

    ConsLittle room for advancement without knowing the right people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on training people to advance employees careers within KBR to prevent them from leaving the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Associate Technical Professional

    Associate Technical Professional (Current Employee) Mooresville, NC

    ProsI just interview with one of the senior engineer at school. Pleasant experience

    ConsThere is no cons I can come up with.

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    Great for young professionals

    Accountant (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat environment and they do not micromanage

    ConsOlder workforce and lack of current technology

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep hiring young professionals

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company culture but currently in a challenging business environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHighly ethical company with a great history

    ConsCompany's revenues have been declining for last few years. Workforce reductions have adversely affected morale. Currently no CEO.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on sales and customer relationships and let the employee base resolve the day to day problems of running the business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exceptional experience

    Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsSuperior professional front line management, exceptional opportunities to gain invaluable experience and skills.

    ConsNavigating through a highly matrixed organization is a challenge like anywhere else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a closer look at your under-utilized talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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