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KBR Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
374 Reviews
3.7
374 Reviews
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KBR Chairman, President & CEO Bill Utt
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Review Highlights

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 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Management follows a good old boy system of hiring and promotion practices (in 7 reviews)

  • There are long hours and quite a bit of micro managing by supervision (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Experience over seas in the Middle East

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    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Travel the world. Paid vacation flights every 4 months

    Cons

    Away from your family for several months at a time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work environment good. Salaries average. 9-80 work schedule nice.

    Cons

    benefits get more expensive each year. Bonuses are thing of the past.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Satisfying

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I have every other Friday off.

    Cons

    No cons. I am happy working here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Grateful for the Meat Grinder

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

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

    Pros

    KBR offered me a priceless opportunity to help launch a business unit, which taught me an immense amount and honed my team-building, business acumen, time-management and cross-functional consensus management skills.

    Cons

    The business-unit management created an unnecessarily caustic working environment through micro-management and haranguing that undermined faith among the middle managers and established a pervasive climate of fear among the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making business decisions based solely on your Short-Term Incentive compensation is understandable, but incongruent with a message of focusing on the long term. Rewarding managers who can squeezing value from staff is understandable, but publicly humiliating those who make mistakes and manipulating those who excel is unnecessary and destroys organizational commitment. For perspective, this behavior is not evident throughout the company, and this business unit may not survive the year as a separate entity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    High Turnover

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The stability is there if your well liked.

    Cons

    You can quickly get laid off or if someone in the group doesnt like you then you can expect to be terminated. Not a work life balance. This company will find every excuse not give raises to stay within budget.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Could be great company but foreman aren't screened for supervisor roles or people skills.

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Pass Christian, MS
    Former Employee - Laborer in Pass Christian, MS

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

    Pros

    Fixed Schedule, overtime options, and friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Poor management, foreman/supervisors aren't screen well for people skills or friendliness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look closer before promoting supervisors regardless of department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Was good when first started.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Longview, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Longview, TX

    I worked at KBR full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    hours are good, but thats about it

    Cons

    benefits are not to good

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Great caring people, management and knowledgeable. A really nice experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR

    Pros

    Learn in-depth knowledge from people with decades of experience.

    Cons

    Can be shifted from project to project very easily due to shift in ideology of specific projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Excellent company to work with.

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

    I worked at KBR full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The working and environment and the staff are very friendly

    Cons

    It gets to be very challenging at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see more projects award to KBR.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Principal Marine Technical Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Marine Technical Professional in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Working in Granherne, a subsidary, allows for a wide variety of interesting work. We have a wide range of projects to work on from very early stages of an oil and gas development to detail engineering

    Cons

    It is a large Engineering company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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