KBR Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
364 Reviews
3.8
364 Reviews
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KBR Chairman, President & CEO Bill Utt
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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 17 reviews)


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

  • There are long hours and quite a bit of micro managing by supervision (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Satisfying

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    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
  2.  

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

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    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
  3.  

    Excellent company to work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Subcontract Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Subcontract Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at KBR full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The working and environment and the staff are very friendly

    Cons

    It gets to be very challenging at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see more projects award to KBR.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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
  6.  

    Great

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    • 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
  7.  

    Was good when first started.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Longview, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Longview, TX

    I worked at KBR full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    hours are good, but thats about it

    Cons

    benefits are not to good

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Former Employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR

    Pros

    Good Pay, 9-80 work week is an awesome benefit for work life balance, good co-workers, challenging work in some departments,

    Cons

    People are promoted into positions they are not qualified for based on who they know

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    summer intern

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    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
  10.  

    KBR Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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.  

    Great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance were excellent here

    Cons

    People not qualified still work there

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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