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KBR Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.4 105 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

KBR Chairman, President & CEO Bill Utt

Bill Utt

(58 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    exciting

    Transportation Foreman (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Proshuge company plenty of room to grow

    Conssome jobs may be is war zones

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Retention of valuable employees

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation needs to be more competitive with Market and invest more in people resources

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great if you like structure

    Human Resources Generalist (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood Benefits; well structured; stable

    ConsLots of people and clicks from people being there for years. its hard to be comfortable working in their environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay Neutral and just stick to the facts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Just another Job.

    Clerical (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsRelaxed environment. Company is very safety conscious.

    ConsNo advancement and must follow every rule. Company plays favorites. Job pays the bills, nothing more.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation is the most important thing for a job like this. Negociate compensation up front.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    nice colleagues to work with

    Technical Professional Process Engineering (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsProfessional people to work with

    ConsCompany wide HR performance review became a routine that management did not seem to look at all

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company but advancement is difficult.

    (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThe people I have worked with have been some of the best people I have worked with in my career.

    ConsLittle room for advancement without knowing the right people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on training people to advance employees careers within KBR to prevent them from leaving the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall it was good.

    Principal Timekeeper (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsBenefits were average. The training was very good on the projects I worked as well as the commitment to safety.
    The pay was competitive within the industry.

    ConsUpper management seemed to lose focus on the importance of their greatest asset the employees in the field.
    They were very top heavy in executives. They preached but did not seem overly concerned about a work-life balance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good job with KBR in Houston @ Shell Refinery.

    Instrument Technician (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood people and steady work. A lot of opportunities to advance.

    ConsTime clock system is very good

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    entry level engineer

    Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Proscomfortable environment, friendly colleagues, 9-80 work week is a nice benefit, salaries are decent, not easy to find a better place

    Conslow efficiency, benifit drops as company's performance is not so idea, few bonus and people are getting laid back.

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove the management skills

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great for young professionals

    Accountant (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat environment and they do not micromanage

    ConsOlder workforce and lack of current technology

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep hiring young professionals

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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