KBR

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KBR Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
379 Reviews
3.7
379 Reviews
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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 18 reviews)


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

  • They preached but did not seem overly concerned about a work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I have been working with KBR since 1991

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    Former Employee - Warehouseman in Crossett, AR
    Former Employee - Warehouseman in Crossett, AR

    I worked at KBR

    Pros

    Pay is good and there is a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    There is opportunities for promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Cost Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Cost Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Average company to work for

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR

    Pros

    Friendly environment, straightforward work responsibilities

    Cons

    Long work days and no compensation, double standards in pay for man to woman ratio

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  5.  

    Experience over seas in the Middle East

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    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at KBR full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel the world. Paid vacation flights every 4 months

    Cons

    Away from your family for several months at a time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work environment good. Salaries average. 9-80 work schedule nice.

    Cons

    benefits get more expensive each year. Bonuses are thing of the past.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Satisfying

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Accountant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR

    Pros

    Flex time scheduling - working a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off

    Cons

    Unbelievable favortism, lack of training, hard to get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trains managers better, take care of ALL your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Grateful for the Meat Grinder

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at KBR full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    KBR offered me a priceless opportunity to help launch a business unit, which taught me an immense amount and honed my team-building, business acumen, time-management and cross-functional consensus management skills.

    Cons

    The business-unit management created an unnecessarily caustic working environment through micro-management and haranguing that undermined faith among the middle managers and established a pervasive climate of fear among the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making business decisions based solely on your Short-Term Incentive compensation is understandable, but incongruent with a message of focusing on the long term. Rewarding managers who can squeezing value from staff is understandable, but publicly humiliating those who make mistakes and manipulating those who excel is unnecessary and destroys organizational commitment. For perspective, this behavior is not evident throughout the company, and this business unit may not survive the year as a separate entity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    High Turnover

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The stability is there if your well liked.

    Cons

    You can quickly get laid off or if someone in the group doesnt like you then you can expect to be terminated. Not a work life balance. This company will find every excuse not give raises to stay within budget.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    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

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