KBR Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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KBR Chairman, President & CEO Bill Utt
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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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  1. Great company

    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Good people, good management ethics, compensation package is among or better than industry standard

    Cons

    The necessity of traveling depending upon each project location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Great company philosophy, all in all. Would recommend this place to work for any of my friends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. A great place for seasoned professionals. Leadership caring. Leadership will not sacrifice employees as first solution.

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

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

    Pros

    Mostly talented, dedicated coworkers who believed in teamwork and were enthusiastic about working to a common goal. Leadership loyal to subordinates, and vice versa.

    Cons

    High personnel anxiety brought about by uncertainties in the oil & gas and government contracting areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communications between and within business units.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. working at KBR

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at KBR as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company with well defined culture although, sometimes little rigid.

    Cons

    Did not get much new work experience always rather routine assignments at least for some people. People with 2 to 7 years of experience had more advantages as far as work experience and the salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rather top heavy company but I believe they were going to change it.

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  5. Wonderful support from my manager, director of operations up to the Division VPs.

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

    I worked at KBR full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I appreciated the multiple business trips a year that were necessary for me to do my job.

    Cons

    It would've been nice to have had jobs available at another location for their loyal employees upon layoffs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Conscientious, ethical, genuine, caring company that continues to value employees as contributors to the bottom line.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Newark, DE

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

    Pros

    Capable, diverse, growing company that strives to lead in Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for major projects in the petrochemical industry and government defense contracts. Competitive salary, excellent benefits; promotes good personal health habits through health challenges. Very positive atmosphere toward clients and company employees.

    Cons

    Houston, Texas-headquartered company with primary client locations along gulf coast, middle east and east Africa.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to streamline the FEED and project management processes and retain proven employees in order to remain competitive with outsourcing firms with little or no overhead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR

    Pros

    Size of the company, pay, benefits

    Cons

    Size of the company, promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More bonus opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. No comment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR

    Pros

    Good benefits, Pay is good. Good people and somewhat flexible hours.

    Cons

    Would rather not comment at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. PDMS Piping Checker

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    Current Employee - Senior Piping Designer/Checker/Lead
    Current Employee - Senior Piping Designer/Checker/Lead

    I have been working at KBR

    Pros

    It would get me closer to friends and family in Louisiana. Plus it's working fro KBR that I have had a relationship with several times in the past and have been very good.

    Cons

    The only con is I have a home in Katy but it would give one of my sons a place to live for free.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advantage of my years of experience and dedication to the project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. All is well other than I have be placed to work in a position I was not hired for due to demand for my mechanical skill

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR

    Pros

    The pay is good at $30.00 Hour and 70.00 per diem

    Cons

    No con's to disscuss at this point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once the mechanical issues were caught up my request to be moved to my craft was denied due to my mechanical skills. That is not what I was hired for. I did my part ,by getting things back together. Why wasn't I given from your end what I was told I would be?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. KBR Overseas

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    Former Employee - Fuel Operator
    Former Employee - Fuel Operator

    I worked at KBR

    Pros

    Great Pay and work is easy

    Cons

    Away from family a lot

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