KBR Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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KBR Chairman, President & CEO 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. Good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instrument Fitter in Cameron, LA
    Former Employee - Instrument Fitter in Cameron, LA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They give out safety incentives. Gifts. Lunches bonuses also some training for NCCER CERTIFICATION

    Cons

    They will threaten your job for missing a day. Weather you were sick or needed to take care of personal business

    Advice to Management

    Try to remember where you came from. Sometimes we are treated like robots. No feelings or that the Company cares at all about what we might be going through. It would be a positive for upper management to get envolved in making sure we get our materials ordered. We will work hard if we have what we need to get the job done. We can't build a job on an IOU. OR CREDIT


  2. Helpful (3)

    Work availability

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    They provide NCCER training that is recognized world wide.

    Cons

    Traveling out of town to work is stressful on growing family's.


  3. great adventure

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was very good pay

    Cons

    There were no cons about working for them.


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  5. Process Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Process Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Process Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at KBR (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to work downtown Houston. People are nice and the benefits are good- was better with Halliburton.

    Cons

    Recent changes in the top management have caused confusion within the organization and has resulted in increasing the overheads and loss of projects.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of silos still within the organization with duplication. Organization needs to be more streamlined.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Administrative Position

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    9/80 Schedule, good benefits, casual working environment.

    Cons

    No notice of impending layoffs. When management decides to cut employees, HR discretely comes in with a stack of red folders with a list of employees on their hit list. Management asks to meet with you along with HR to advise your position is being terminated that day. I worked for KBR for over 14 years and that's what happened to me. Very sad, because it was a great company to work for until management decides you're no longer needed.

    Advice to Management

    With all the reorganization that goes on at KBR, management is unstable; they don't stay around long or are also terminated.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Outside lokking in

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QC Department in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - QC Department in Houston, TX

    I worked at KBR (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are very good and craftsmen are pretty good.

    Cons

    management has issues with communication and overall objectives. Project managers have to much direct control over managers. Managers have no one to go to about project managers.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and more consistent. Listen to you managers in the field more. promote from within when able it will better your job site.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Shutdown Position

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Millwright in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Millwright in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at KBR (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay for the work.

    Cons

    Extremely hard to get a full time position.


  9. Commercial

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities for expat assignments.

    Cons

    No long term employee career development.


  10. Its good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pay and work environment is good.

    Cons

    No benefits due to being a contractor.


  11. Overall good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The culture, the people, cool projects

    Cons

    Clients, bad press, some uncertainty



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