KBR Reviews

Updated April 1, 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. 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

    Pros

    Great Team of Person and Management.

    Cons

    Need to focus on more projects and in competitive market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is excellent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company

    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Wonderful support from my manager, director of operations up to the Division VPs.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at KBR full-time (more than 8 years)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Conscientious, ethical, genuine, caring company that continues to value employees as contributors to the bottom line.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. KBR Overseas

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    Former Employee - Fuel Operator
    Former Employee - Fuel Operator

    I worked at KBR

    Pros

    Great Pay and work is easy

    Cons

    Away from family a lot

  7. It was great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Labor Foreman in Jackson, AL
    Former Employee - Labor Foreman in Jackson, AL

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

    Pros

    Its safety rules are great

    Cons

    Its strikness of the job..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on top of your job...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Subcontract Supervisor, Procrement Compliance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Subcontract Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Subcontract Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at KBR

    Pros

    KBR is a great organization with great benefits. The company respects your expertise and allow the employee to work without being micromanaged.

    Cons

    If you are new to Procurement or at an itermediate level, the company works to increase your knowledge and to help you grow and acheive promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rewarding, both professionally and personally. It provides opportunities regardless of your nationality or ethnic background.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. I have learned a lot in process design, calculation and software habilities these have developed an excellent background

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Professional - Process in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Professional - Process in Houston, TX

    I have been working at KBR

    Pros

    I have developed my process skill in the company

    Cons

    None, I am happy working for KBR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NOne

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Specialist

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

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

    Pros

    Good company, benefit is good

    Cons

    Nothing about this part for what I know

  11. foreigner in middle east

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR

    Pros

    I worked in kbr as contractor i liked a lot, i was working as a foreigner in the middle east for 3 years, started in afghanistan as laborer in the costruction dept i did not speak english very well at that time, but learnt quickly, after i went to iraq to work as laborer foreman the good things were good pay, i got to work with all diferent kind of people from different cultures i made really good friends there, i had my own room food free, laundry free, the gym free what else i could ask for. we worked 12 hours a day from monday to sunday but i cant complain for the benefits i got

    Cons

    war zone you could die at any time hit by morter, away from family

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