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KBR Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
374 Reviews
3.7
374 Reviews
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KBR Chairman, President & CEO Bill Utt
Bill Utt
181 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company value, employee mentoring focus, outstanding work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Good work environment; 401K benefits are reasonable; good work/lie balance can do 9/80 (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Management follows a good old boy system of hiring and promotion practices (in 7 reviews)

  • They preached but did not seem overly concerned about a work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Experience over seas in the Middle East

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

    I have been working at KBR full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel the world. Paid vacation flights every 4 months

    Cons

    Away from your family for several months at a time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at KBR full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work environment good. Salaries average. 9-80 work schedule nice.

    Cons

    benefits get more expensive each year. Bonuses are thing of the past.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    High Turnover

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The stability is there if your well liked.

    Cons

    You can quickly get laid off or if someone in the group doesnt like you then you can expect to be terminated. Not a work life balance. This company will find every excuse not give raises to stay within budget.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Satisfying

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

    I have been working at KBR full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have every other Friday off.

    Cons

    No cons. I am happy working here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great caring people, management and knowledgeable. A really nice experience.

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

    I have been working at KBR

    Pros

    Learn in-depth knowledge from people with decades of experience.

    Cons

    Can be shifted from project to project very easily due to shift in ideology of specific projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at KBR full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in Granherne, a subsidary, allows for a wide variety of interesting work. We have a wide range of projects to work on from very early stages of an oil and gas development to detail engineering

    Cons

    It is a large Engineering company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at KBR full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Every EPC profession should work here once - Great work procedures

    Cons

    none that i know of

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Organic loader

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - organic loader in Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - organic loader in Ingleside, TX

    I have been working at KBR full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy the fact that I work shift and I get 14 days off a month. Pretty laid back job. A lot of sitting around during slow season like during shutdowns and winter time.

    Cons

    It sucks. a lot of he said she said. People like to talk. Very bureaucratic to the point that it's silly. I feel like they care more about safety than they do the individuals they're are trying to keep safe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat you employees better. Give raises and performance reviews when they're due

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    KBR Review

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

    I have been working at KBR full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company value, employee mentoring focus, outstanding work/life balance

    Cons

    In the 7 months I have been with this company I can say NONE.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    summer intern

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

    I have been working at KBR as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    good compensation and work enviornment

    Cons

    very big company. hard to get noticed.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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