KBR Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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KBR Chairman, President & CEO Bill Utt
Bill Utt
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Pros
  • Work/life balance were excellent here (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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  1. Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Kingwood, TX
    Former Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Kingwood, TX

    I worked at KBR (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people were extremely friendly.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons


  2. Not bad

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at KBR full-time

    Pros

    People Oriented, well paid, good interaction within departments, great outside customer service, very patriotic, truly believes in diversity

    Cons

    Still restructuring silo organization, poor internal customer support between departments and divisions

    Advice to Management

    get real with the personal evaluation reports, need to have true divisional goals that are passed down the chain to the employee.


  3. Mathis Resume

    Current Employee - Material Control Specialist in Fort Lee, VA
    Current Employee - Material Control Specialist in Fort Lee, VA

    I have been working at KBR (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team of guys to work for and with

    Cons

    Not any really that I have encounter

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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  5. PROCESS ENGINEER

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice place to work and great team u can learn a lot and experience more/... new projects and good team work

    Cons

    nothing like that... exceptional benefits high deductible had a good experience at KBR


  6. Leader in LNG

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn. Always challenging. Management encourages and empowers employees. Coworkers are helpful. Currently going thru refocusing on strategy and divesting unprofitable work.

    Cons

    Does not pay bonus for all staff. Only senior manager and above get bonus.


  7. Great Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    4-10 work schedule, top pay and challenging projects.

    Cons

    Id like to get PTO and vacation time. All depends on the contract your working on, in plant or projects may vary. Should always include PTO and vacation time on all projects.


  8. Sr. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people with great attitudes!

    Cons

    I had 3 bosses in 1.5 years, turnover is very high

    Advice to Management

    Find your niche and stick with it!


  9. Lead Application Developer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very Good. Well Paid. Best paid in Houston, TX.

    Cons

    Too much buracracy. Mgmt has not clue about IT.


  10. Good Place to Work Overall

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KBR (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable work environment Good work culture 4/80 Alternative Work Weeks Flexible vacation scheduling with PTO rollover up to 400 hours Good young professionals organization

    Cons

    Opportunity for professional development sometimes limited by training budgets Flat management structure makes opportunity for promotion few and far between Performance reviews highly subjective and handled inconsistently from one manager to another Hard to move around internally from one department to another as it is easy to be blocked by your current manager Slumping Oil prices have negatively impacted business and they have been cutting a lot of jobs lately

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the professional development of your employees. Salaries and benefits somewhat below what the top companies are offering


  11. Nice place to work (as long as the projects keep coming)

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule and good health benefits. Managers and supervisors are very involved in the day-to-day work, so they actually know" the weeds" of what they're employees are doing.

    Cons

    Little room for upward advancement (fight to get to the top), layoffs abound when projects are sparse

    Advice to Management

    Please stop the politics and favoritism! Be fair! Allow all employees to have a fair chance at receiving exposure. Keep working hard to "win" work.



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