KBR Reviews

Updated August 28, 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. KBR is great organization to be a part of.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I feel there are plenty of opportunities for professional growth.

    Cons

    You may experience some burn out from overwhelming amount of work at times but it is compensated one way or the other.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support young professionals


  2. KBR is a great palce to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Designer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and salary

    Cons

    The old cubicles and the smell

    Advice to Management

    To offer a better work from home package and offer to more single parents.


  3. My experience with KBR (Kellogg, Brown & Root) was very satisfiable.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At KBR advancement is very possible and the salaries are excellent. This company is very professional and military oriented.

    Cons

    The project I worked on for the company was overseas in Iraq, in the War Zone.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent leadership!


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  5. Rewarding, both professionally and personally

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor - Piping in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor - Piping in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are superb. Coworkers are courteous and professional, department management actually cares about the employees, and there are plenty of opportunities for advancement and professional development. Senior management seems to be making good choices about where the company is going.

    Cons

    Senior management can seem impersonal to the rank & file, though they're trying to improve that. Still need work on improving communication between various groups and disciplines.


  6. Great Employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    KBR is a great company to work for. I was employed in Iraq for 6 years and enjoyed the experience. The company offered a lot of on the job training and I appreciated the open door policy.

    Cons

    Working with incompetent co-workers because Managers keep giving them chances to improve. Laid off employees are not given first preference when jobs in their field becomes available.

    Advice to Management

    Terminate employees who are not performing, stop giving them chances to improve their performance.


  7. The best thing for me at that point in my life.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welding Shop Operator in Ashdown, AR
    Current Employee - Welding Shop Operator in Ashdown, AR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was great and my bosses were very knowledgeable about their jobs and helped me understand and improve in mine.

    Cons

    The continual moving to keep up with job sites.


  8. I love working for KBR.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pipe Superintendent in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Pipe Superintendent in Fayetteville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Iv'e been with KBR about five years this time. I haven't had to look for a job. They keep me busy and challenged.

    Cons

    If you don't like to travel this might not be the best choice for you. If you do like traveling like I do you'll love it. Iv'e been in four states in two years.

    Advice to Management

    My only dilemma is not enough notice on where I'm going next.


  9. Excellent company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The people make the company great and they work with you to help you achieve all that you can to be successful.

    Cons

    Work environments overseas could be a bit better.


  10. Great company to Work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Level Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Level Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    family atmosphere, opportunity for those deserving, global footprint with great opportunity to go work in different places without leaving the Company, competitive pay & benefits, managers are held accountable, Company has open door policy, new employees who perform are afforded good opportunity for good positions

    Cons

    like many large companies it is too bureaucratic sometimes, not the highest paying company but competitive


  11. Great teammwork, great atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Generalist in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Generalist in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, opportunity for growth, salary, culture. I worked at KBR for six years and would go back in a heartbeat. I had very good bosses, I had the opportunity to work internationally and it was one of the great experiences of my life.

    Cons

    Better selection process for Managers is needed

    Advice to Management

    Invest in staffing actitivies



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