KBR Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
350 Reviews
3.8
350 Reviews
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KBR Chairman, President & CEO Bill Utt
Bill Utt
171 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    do not work here yet. But would love to.

    Current Employee - Helper  in  Belle, WV
    Current Employee - Helper in Belle, WV

    I have been working at KBR full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I would love to become par f the KBR company located in Belle WV.

    Cons

    I have no con's with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would be willing to train & follow directions giving to me daily if giving a chance to work.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Very Professional, I worked in Logistic at KBR and wish to continue at KBR

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    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator  in  Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Phila, PA

    I worked at KBR full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They handle their Company with tack and the company values, which I comply with and team work was very professional.

    Cons

    They have a very attractive benefit package and compensation which stands out from other companies.

  3.  

    Working experience

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    Current Employee - Technical Professional Leader - Mechanical  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Professional Leader - Mechanical in Houston, TX

    I have been working at KBR full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Job security, plenty of work

    Cons

    A little bti stress to deal with daily work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to be realistic on schedule.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast paced energetic environment with lots of upward mobility.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement & Materials Manager  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Procurement & Materials Manager in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Global expat options that will take you just about anywhere in the world
    Ability to pursue multiple business lines to grow yourself
    Company works to develop and train their staff

    Cons

    Like most engineering and construction companies, there is a little in the way of holidays.
    Both vacation time and sick time are considered the same, so taking a sick day is the same as a vacation day, both count towards your alotted amount.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    KBR

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    Current Employee - First Line Supervisor  in  Orange, TX
    Current Employee - First Line Supervisor in Orange, TX

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

    Pros

    kbr has great benefits and very good training

    Cons

    the pay could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i had no problem with upper management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty relaxed and comfortable work environment.

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Professional - Structural  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Professional - Structural in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, nice people, reasonable salary, paid overtime, downtown location, challenging projects, travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Not really to many that I can think of, PPR can be a little annoying, and the red tape can get in the way at times, but patience is a virtue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take one more risk and win those big jobs!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    In my experience, KBR is the best in what they do, and I have been very proud to represent them.

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    Current Employee - Business Segment Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Segment Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Safety is their #1 priority. As an engineering, construction, and services company, they "get it" and walk-the-talk. Leadership takes care of their employees, and do their best to provide opportunities for those who are loyal and stick with them. I sincerely feel they are the best at what they do. i have found them to be a company who values and displays high integrity, delivers top quality, on time, and in a safe environment in all circumstances.

    Cons

    Thier business is project based, so while long-term employement cannot be a guarantee, they remember their dedicated and loyal employees, and call them back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those who do the work and own their AROs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Been having a fair industrial experience so far.

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    Current Employee - Pipefitter  in  Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Ingleside, TX

    I have been working at KBR full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Well, they are a very safe company, they take the time every work day to let yu know , safety 1st in any craft you do

    Cons

    Not being able to remain on your skilled craft on JSA assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better skilled crafted personal for training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR

    Pros

    the experience and the pay

    Cons

    working in a hostile enviroment

  11.  

    Some what rewarding - New CEO - Future?

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Controls
    Current Employee - Senior Project Controls

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

    Pros

    Salary meets the indutry standard

    Cons

    H/R needs more qualified people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Bill Utt on a retainer!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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