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KBR Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
337 Reviews

3.7
337 Reviews
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KBR Chairman, President & CEO Bill Utt
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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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  1.  

    Pretty relaxed and comfortable work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Professional - Structural  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Professional - Structural in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great work environment, nice people, reasonable salary, paid overtime, downtown location, challenging projects, travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Not really to many that I can think of, PPR can be a little annoying, and the red tape can get in the way at times, but patience is a virtue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take one more risk and win those big jobs!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    In my experience, KBR is the best in what they do, and I have been very proud to represent them.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Segment Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Segment Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Safety is their #1 priority. As an engineering, construction, and services company, they "get it" and walk-the-talk. Leadership takes care of their employees, and do their best to provide opportunities for those who are loyal and stick with them. I sincerely feel they are the best at what they do. i have found them to be a company who values and displays high integrity, delivers top quality, on time, and in a safe environment in all circumstances.

    Cons

    Thier business is project based, so while long-term employement cannot be a guarantee, they remember their dedicated and loyal employees, and call them back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those who do the work and own their AROs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Been having a fair industrial experience so far.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pipefitter  in  Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Ingleside, TX

    Pros

    Well, they are a very safe company, they take the time every work day to let yu know , safety 1st in any craft you do

    Cons

    Not being able to remain on your skilled craft on JSA assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better skilled crafted personal for training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Some what rewarding - New CEO - Future?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Controls
    Current Employee - Senior Project Controls

    Pros

    Salary meets the indutry standard

    Cons

    H/R needs more qualified people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Bill Utt on a retainer!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Large institution with the most knowledgeable employees. They need to catch up with modern times though.

    Current Employee - Technical Professional
    Current Employee - Technical Professional

    Pros

    KBR provides plenty opportunities for learning and growth. IMPACT (the young professional group) allows young members to interact and network.

    Cons

    The mentality is very old-school when it comes to employee training. You've got to find your own way of learning or you'll be lost.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Will hire anyone to fill "boots on the ground"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Supporting our military is important

    Cons

    Management is interested in hiring their "friends"

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    KBR is a great place to work, but no company is perfect.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    KBR is a good company to work for. The 9/80 alternative work week schedule is a plus, and if your manager is flexible, they will allow you to make up a Friday if you end up having to work on your scheduled Friday off.

    Cons

    There appears not to be alot of available cross-training, and professional development available to employees. Many employees will work in the same group, or even position for 10 plus years, and some are rarely even promoted. While this may be ok for some, this is not ok for others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within!! There are several talented individuals within the company that are strong contributors, and that are extremely intelligent. It sends a bad message when someone from the outside is brought in over another loyal employee whose promotion is long overdue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Retention of valuable employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great people to work with and everyone is always willing to help especially in UK group.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for advancement due to lack of revenue growth. Do not promote the right people in many cases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation needs to be more competitive with Market and invest more in people resources

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Just another Job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerical  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Clerical in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Relaxed environment. Company is very safety conscious.

    Cons

    No advancement and must follow every rule. Company plays favorites. Job pays the bills, nothing more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is the most important thing for a job like this. Negociate compensation up front.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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