KBR Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
343 Reviews

3.7
343 Reviews
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KBR Chairman, President & CEO Bill Utt
Bill Utt
169 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • experienced colleagues, good location, good work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Supportive work environment - many of my closest friends are ones I worked for/with over the years (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Good old boy syndrome (buddies and relatives), Health benefits could be better (in 6 reviews)

  • The bureaucracy is high and the lack of communication between heads of departments sometimes causes lots of issues (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large institution with the most knowledgeable employees. They need to catch up with modern times though.

    Current Employee - Technical Professional
    Current Employee - Technical Professional

    I have been working at KBR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    KBR provides plenty opportunities for learning and growth. IMPACT (the young professional group) allows young members to interact and network.

    Cons

    The mentality is very old-school when it comes to employee training. You've got to find your own way of learning or you'll be lost.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Challenging and rewarding global experience in some of the worlds most austere areas.

    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at KBR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The job pushes you to the limit and taxes your capabilities so you reach new levels and feel energized to move the team forward

    Cons

    If you don't have a military background it may be difficult to adjust to the living conditions-usually not pretty. It is a good life lesson for people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the performers feel like they are the backbone of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Transportation Foreman  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Transportation Foreman in Houston, TX

    I worked at KBR as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    huge company plenty of room to grow

    Cons

    some jobs may be is war zones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Retention of valuable employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at KBR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with and everyone is always willing to help especially in UK group.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for advancement due to lack of revenue growth. Do not promote the right people in many cases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation needs to be more competitive with Market and invest more in people resources

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Its benefits are fairly good and it has a nine-eighty work schedule (if you are able to use it).

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance and ineffective management in certain areas of the company. Little opportunity for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good pay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR

    Pros

    Ok company to work for

    Cons

    Ompany changed when they brought BEK out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure everyone follows the same rules

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great if you like structure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Houston, TX

    I worked at KBR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits; well structured; stable

    Cons

    Lots of people and clicks from people being there for years. its hard to be comfortable working in their environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay Neutral and just stick to the facts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    sr. structural engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    the company has a superb Work/Balance Culture

    Cons

    the office has a too much reliance on one client

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Just another Job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerical  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Clerical in Houston, TX

    I have been working at KBR as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed environment. Company is very safety conscious.

    Cons

    No advancement and must follow every rule. Company plays favorites. Job pays the bills, nothing more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is the most important thing for a job like this. Negociate compensation up front.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Would not work for them again.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Professional - Structural  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Professional - Structural in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at KBR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Pay scale was good

    Cons

    No value of engineers, management is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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