I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at KBR in August 2012.
Interview Details – Spoke at length with hiring manager, HR, and supervisor-to-be. Easy, informal session ... "tell us about yourself and your experiences. How do they relate to this position? What do you expect you'll be bringing, skill and experience wise, to the position?
Interview Question – Didn't really have any that fall into those categories. I was asked to speak to my relevant background and experience. There were no questions regarding my past, any problems I may have had, etc. I could tell they were eager to hire me. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There wasn't any negotiations regarding my salary. The company told me how much they would pay and there was no allowance for further discussion. I was told at a later date (when I asked my supervisor) that if I had turned down the job due to salary, that I wouldn't have been hired. They had others who had already said they would accept the same or lower salary and they would have hired them in lieu of me. That said, I was very happy with the salary offer.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at KBR in July 2012.
Interview Details –
*First and foremost the recruiter will not even talk with you until you have a passport & a valid driving license.*
The hiring process is trying. When you first interview with the recruiter much of the subject content is more or less about if you can handle the elements of the area you are applying for. My case was in Iraq so they asked several questions about certain animals (snakes, scorpions, spiders, ect.) and my view on them. Also reminded me several times about how it is a "war zone" so to expect bombings, mortars, rockets, ect.
After the initial interview then you will be sent a packet of several different tasks. One is the SF85 form. Which is basically a 7 yr background packet of your employment, where you lived and where you went to school. Also needing to provide people with their contact info to corroborate each job, house and schooling.
There is also a FBI background, you need to provide the signature of your dentists saying you are healthy enough to not need major dental surgery in the next 4 to 6 months.
You will also need to go take a "personality test". They told me it would take a while to do but I was finished quite quickly so that might be different for you.
You also need to have a bank account so they can direct deposit your checks.
Once you get past the recruitment section of the hiring process the recruiter will set up a date for when you can go to Houston for the processing part of the hiring process.
They will provide your flight and transportation to Houston if you are not a resident of Houston.
They put you up in a hotel and feed you through out this process. (you will be leaving to your work assignment from Houston assuming you pass the processing so you need to come packed and ready to go. They will provide a list of needed items and weight limits for your baggage)
Keep in mind you are NOT getting paid while you are going through this process. You do not start getting pay until your flight leaves for your assigned destination. You will get a cash advance before you leave if you chose to take it. I suggest you do because it is possible you get stuck in a transitioning location waiting for a work visa. I prefer to use cash in other countries because ATM fee's will add up quickly.
The processing in Houston (again a week) consists of going over your SF85 form to make sure it is correctly filled in
Setting up your direct deposit
Medical (this is a trying day) Blood tests, drug tests (urine analysis), dental xray for dental records, chest xray, medical history, eye tests, hearing tests, blood pressure, hernia, STD, ect. The best thing about this day was it was over once you finished and got everything signed. Now keep in mind that you are still not officially hired so if you fail in any area you will be sent home.
You will spend most of the week in lectures and watching safety videos. Some meetings will be specific to your position.
If I remember correctly the days schedule was 06:30 - 18:30 (excluding medical)
Now once you hit Friday end of day you are free Saturday & Sunday (if you are not scheduled to fly out). Don't be suprised if you are stuck in Houston waiting to fly longer than you originally planned. They will be housing you and feeding you the entire time. (Again, pay does NOT start until you are wheels up) While traveling you are receiving BASE PAY without uplift. Uplift doesn't begin until you are wheels down in your assigned country. (this is assuming you are in a war zone ie Iraq or Afghanistan).
Interview Question – How did I feel about animals? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at KBR in May 2012.
Interview Details – I went in person nobody want to see me if I dont have an appointment
Reason for Declining – I wasent
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KBR in March 2012.
Interview Details –
Applied Online then phone interview, follow by skills test (if you get a good score they call you back to be interviewed), next week first interview, aprox 1 hour 30 min with 3 different team members (1 at a time). after a week or so they called back for second interview, this time with a panel of 3 all together.
Professional enviroment, Good experience overall.
The process took a day - interviewed at KBR in March 2012.
Interview Details – Described company's mission and goals. Explained exactly what a civil/ structural engineer would be responsible for.
Interview Question – Explain leadership opportunities you have held Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at KBR in February 2012.
Interview Details – They were to the point, and did not ask any useless question, such as describe yourself or what is your greatest strength/weakness...Everything was technical, and job related. They were very understanding regarding the level of experience.
Interview Question – Where do are your career goals? Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at KBR in February 2012.
Interview Details – The interview began by the interviewer asking me to describe myself. They then described the position and typical job responsibilities. Then they asked me for an example where I, as a leader, was faced with a difficult situation and how I overcame it. FInally, they fielded questions.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at KBR in December 2011.
Interview Details – Phone interview,followed by background check-30,60 days,then email or phone call to accept job offer.
Negotiation Details – Great way to get your foot in the door of contracting
The process took 2 days - interviewed at KBR in May 2011.
Interview Details – I was hired in straight from college so the interview process was somewhat typical. KBR came to my school's campus to do a 1 on 1 interview. After that session was complete, I was invited to the KBR office to do a series of what they call "round robin" interview. This is basically a chance to have several KBR employees interview you in short segments so a combined decision can be made. After completing this step, I received a phone call asking if I would be interested in taking a position higher than what I was interviewing for. I accepted.
Interview Question – All of these candidates are in your same boat. Everyone is being interviewed straight from college with reasonably comparable internships. Why are you more qualified to be in the position than the other 300 people we've interviewing? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The negotiation phase was brief and to the point. When I received my final phone offer, we negotiated salary right then and there. I feel it was fair to both parties and it was nice that I didn't have to jump through several hoops to get what I wanted.
The process took a day - interviewed at KBR in October 2010.
Interview Details – Got the interview through the University Career Fair, interviewed the next day. A mix of company pitch and job description as well as a few technical questions about control systems. The guy was very relaxed and attentive. Told I will be hearing something in November but its almost Nov. and haven't had a response. Overall good experience
Pros: “Global presence, generally strong co-workers, steady amount of work, good people, take safety/family/community seriously. I learned quite a bit and enjoyed the projects I worked on. A high percentage of "good people" within each team. Personally, my team was quite strong and is the reason I was…” – Full Review
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