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KBR Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 319 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

KBR Chairman, President & CEO Bill Utt

Bill Utt

(159 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great if you like structure

    Human Resources Generalist (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood Benefits; well structured; stable

    ConsLots of people and clicks from people being there for years. its hard to be comfortable working in their environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay Neutral and just stick to the facts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Retention of valuable employees

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat people to work with and everyone is always willing to help especially in UK group.

    ConsLack of opportunities for advancement due to lack of revenue growth. Do not promote the right people in many cases.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation needs to be more competitive with Market and invest more in people resources

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIts benefits are fairly good and it has a nine-eighty work schedule (if you are able to use it).

    ConsPoor work-life balance and ineffective management in certain areas of the company. Little opportunity for advancement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good pay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOk company to work for

    ConsOmpany changed when they brought BEK out

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure everyone follows the same rules

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    sr. structural engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthe company has a superb Work/Balance Culture

    Consthe office has a too much reliance on one client

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company for fast, short-term income

    Administrative Specialist (Former Employee)

    ProsPay was very good (compared to stateside jobs), travel opportunities were awesome. I had pretty good medical insurance, and income was not taxed, since I was working out of the country. They also purchased your travel tickets for you, saves the hassle.

    ConsOther contract companies paid more. A lot of uncertainty around drawdown time. It really depends on the project manager... One guy made it hell. The new guy was awesome, and the culture changed a lot. Also, the promotions and recognition was based on no merit. It was virtually random. Harassing coworkers go basically unpunished since the direct supervisors/ managers have no hiring or firing power.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on who is really doing the work and and promotes healthy and positive culture. Actually help get messy people out of the way of folks who are there to work, instead of the whole "keep your head down, and maybe they'll stop bothering you" approach.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Just another Job.

    Clerical (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsRelaxed environment. Company is very safety conscious.

    ConsNo advancement and must follow every rule. Company plays favorites. Job pays the bills, nothing more.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation is the most important thing for a job like this. Negociate compensation up front.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Would not work for them again.

    Technical Professional - Structural (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe Pay scale was good

    ConsNo value of engineers, management is lacking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs improvement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excited to start my position

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Morrisville, NC

    ProsThe atmosphere looks great so far. Mentors are very approachable.

    ConsCan't write one yet. Need to get out on the field more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    nice colleagues to work with

    Technical Professional Process Engineering (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsProfessional people to work with

    ConsCompany wide HR performance review became a routine that management did not seem to look at all

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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