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KBR - The Corporate Monster that will eat you alive

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

Pros

The pay is great if you don't mind working 84 hours a week and dealing with less than competant individuals on a daily basis. As long as you are a direct hire, or BRS, you get a great benefits package and 401k. As long as you are working at an overseas location as most are, you get your first 85k of income tax free. That is only if you spend the required 330 days out of the US in a year. Dubai and Kuwait are the best work sites for quality of living but the pay is significantly less.

Cons

The living conditions and lack of compassion from upper management. They will tell you that if you are not satisfied to go higher up the chain but the higher you go, the less compassion and humanism you get from this corporate monster. The living conditions in Baghdad International Airport sites are atrocious. Be prepared to live in tents or with up to 4 people sharing a trailer. My husband and I were denied living quarters together due to lack of space. Working 12 hour shifts everyday with nowhere we can go without disturbing roommates, we may as well not even be here together. It is like living in a slave camp but possibly dirtier.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more human, not just to couples but to everyones concerns. I watched as a 55 year old woman put her matress on the floor to sleep because she could not climb on the top bunk of a tent accomodation at the JMMT project. The JMMT employees are overworked and the lowest paid as it is and any of their concerns are always dismissed as whining. Not just by management but by HR, ER, and everything that is supposed to be protecting them. I don't work for the project but I have assisted along the way and it is a very somber place. I have worked on 4 different projects during my employment and was only impressed by those being run in Kuwait. And 84 hour work weeks are ridiculous, 90% of your employees are sitting surfing the internet for 10 hours of the day and are rude when you do need them to actually do their job. You can't accomodate everyone but you can treat them like human beings.

Other reviews for KBR

  1.  

    KBR is a great palce to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Designer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Designer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and salary

    Cons

    The old cubicles and the smell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To offer a better work from home package and offer to more single parents.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    KBR is great organization to be a part of.

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

    Pros

    I feel there are plenty of opportunities for professional growth.

    Cons

    You may experience some burn out from overwhelming amount of work at times but it is compensated one way or the other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support young professionals

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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