KBR Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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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. Helpful (4)

    Shutdown Position

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. Scheduler

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    It's a very Globally renowned company

    Cons

    I don't see any bad things


  3. Helpful (1)

    Materials Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement & Materials Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Procurement & Materials Manager in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Very good processes and procedures and latest program support available. Professional and focused management team.

    Cons

    Too political in terms of self interest and not looking for the best but merely promoting those that can gain access to the good ole boys network.

    Advice to Management

    Please look at all of the qualifications and not just a diploma. There are workers that do a fantastic job and are deliberately overlooked because their education was OJT and not academic. This is not the American Way... Working hard, being a good employee and accomplishing each task above expectations should count for something. (Shouldn't It?)


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  5. Electrician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrician in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Electrician in Baghdad (Iraq)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It was the first company in Kosovoafter the war in Kosovo the first emploiment with American company
    Help as to bild the life to have good existence to make life easy .

    Cons

    It was good to work with KBR Very good experience for me with U.S.Goverment Company it was helpful Good educations i

    Advice to Management

    My first experienxe with KBR if Was very good Managment it was helpful in all situations.


  6. Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR

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

    Pros

    Travel to cool places, work with good people

    Cons

    pay a little on the downside, but can work hard and move up


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. 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.


  10. Wonderful support from my manager, director of operations up to the Division VPs.

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


  11. Conscientious, ethical, genuine, caring company that continues to value employees as contributors to the bottom line.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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