KBR Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
360 Reviews
3.8
360 Reviews
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KBR Chairman, President & CEO Bill Utt
Bill Utt
179 Ratings

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)

  • Most of the boost in income is a product of the long hours (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Every EPC profession should work here once - Great work procedures

    Cons

    none that i know of

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    KBR Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Professional in Houston, TX

    I have been working at KBR full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company value, employee mentoring focus, outstanding work/life balance

    Cons

    In the 7 months I have been with this company I can say NONE.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Former Employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR

    Pros

    Good Pay, 9-80 work week is an awesome benefit for work life balance, good co-workers, challenging work in some departments,

    Cons

    People are promoted into positions they are not qualified for based on who they know

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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

    I worked at KBR as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance were excellent here

    Cons

    People not qualified still work there

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    summer intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at KBR as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    good compensation and work enviornment

    Cons

    very big company. hard to get noticed.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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 (less than an 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
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Phila, PA

    I worked at KBR full-time (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.

  10.  

    Training Ground not a Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Young engineers get the chance to work on major project designs and implementations within their discipline. There are decent mentors in some groups. Employees can put international company experience on their CV.

    Cons

    No long term future for moving up. The company is stacked with senior engineers which limits the abaility of new employees to move into more challenging roles. There are long hours and quite a bit of micro managing by supervision. There is not a good work life balance and many managers are clock watchers. Company seems to be going the wrong direction, so the long term future is questionable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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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