KBR Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. Great Company, Good Benefits, Nice team of Senior Engineer and upper management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Advisor - Structural in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Advisor - Structural in Houston, TX

    I worked at KBR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Team of Person and Management.

    Cons

    Need to focus on more projects and in competitive market

    Advice to Management

    Management is excellent.

  2. A great place for seasoned professionals. Leadership caring. Leadership will not sacrifice employees as first solution.

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

    I worked at KBR full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mostly talented, dedicated coworkers who believed in teamwork and were enthusiastic about working to a common goal. Leadership loyal to subordinates, and vice versa.

    Cons

    High personnel anxiety brought about by uncertainties in the oil & gas and government contracting areas.

    Advice to Management

    Work on communications between and within business units.

  3. Wonderful support from my manager, director of operations up to the Division VPs.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at KBR full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I appreciated the multiple business trips a year that were necessary for me to do my job.

    Cons

    It would've been nice to have had jobs available at another location for their loyal employees upon layoffs.

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  5. Subcontract Supervisor, Procrement Compliance

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

    I worked at KBR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    KBR is a great organization with great benefits. The company respects your expertise and allow the employee to work without being micromanaged.

    Cons

    If you are new to Procurement or at an itermediate level, the company works to increase your knowledge and to help you grow and acheive promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Rewarding, both professionally and personally. It provides opportunities regardless of your nationality or ethnic background.

  6. I have learned a lot in process design, calculation and software habilities these have developed an excellent background

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

    I have been working at KBR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have developed my process skill in the company

    Cons

    None, I am happy working for KBR

    Advice to Management

    NOne

  7. A Great Place to Work

    • 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

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    A great company to grow and learn from management and tenured colleagues - very knowledgeable in the industry.

    Cons

    Project Based ... Contractor/Services companies can leave feelings of uncertainty.

  8. Middle Management Killing Opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Ips Applications Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Ips Applications Developer in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flex work schedule with every other Friday off

    Cons

    Middle management micro management to maintain control

    Advice to Management

    Perform 360 reviews on middle managers to understand how they are perceived as leaders.

  9. Overall okay

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

    I have been working at KBR

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are okay. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    No advancement or opportunity. Work balance not so good

  10. Company good for long term stability but slow growth for employees

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

    I have been working at KBR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    KBR is a global brand and top tier Engineering and Construction contractor

    Cons

    Salary not too great but OK

    Advice to Management

    The company should give chance to young employees to drive change for future and cut bureaucracy. The yes man culture should end.

  11. Helpful (1)

    I worked in the Project Controls Department of the Government & Infrastructure Division, performing Cost Accountiing

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

    I worked at KBR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    After 36 years, it was like family. The company was dependable and seemingly progressive.

    Cons

    Too little opportunity for advancement, too much nepotism and favoritism, seemingly some unethical practices.

    Advice to Management

    Have the rank-and-file employees perform annual anonymous performance reviews of their supervisors/managers.

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