KBR Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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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. Enjoyable people, dull work

    Current Intern - Control Systems Engineering in Newark, DE
    Current Intern - Control Systems Engineering in Newark, DE

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are excellent. They are all very helpful, and it provides great experience in the working world.

    Cons

    Not much real engineering experience. Mostly clerical duties, and supervisors sometimes have a hard time finding work for you to do.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that the interns exist. They're bright and eager to learn. I felt like I was underutilized at the company, and I thought I could be more of an asset.

  2. Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR full-time

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

    Pros

    I was given opportunity to explore and learn new technology which I thought it was beneficial to my career.

    Cons

    Lack of training or budget to maintain and stay up to date to latest technology.

    Advice to Management

    Set some requirements to offer budget allowance for employees to stay up to date to latest technology.

  3. Sr. Pipe General Foreman
    Supervised all piping work done in the shop and field installations as well.

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    Former Employee - Senior Pipe General Foreman in Victoria, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Pipe General Foreman in Victoria, TX

    I worked at KBR

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Engineering gave me the right to resolve construction conflicts.

    Cons

    KBR lost work rights because of plant owner non payments.

    Advice to Management

    Need better job site communication if workers are to be dedicated to the company.

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  5. Great Company, Good Benefits, Nice team of Senior Engineer and upper management.

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    Former Employee - Technical Advisor - Structural in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Advisor - Structural in Houston, TX

    I worked at KBR

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

    Pros

    Great Team of Person and Management.

    Cons

    Need to focus on more projects and in competitive market

    Advice to Management

    Management is excellent.

  6. Great company

    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

  7. A great place for seasoned professionals. Leadership caring. Leadership will not sacrifice employees as first solution.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

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

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

    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 Management

    Work on communications between and within business units.

  8. 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 Management

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

  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  10. 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Size of the company, pay, benefits

    Cons

    Size of the company, promotions

    Advice to Management

    More bonus opportunities

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