KBR Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
360 Reviews
3.8
360 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Management follows a good old boy system of hiring and promotion practices (in 7 reviews)

  • Most of the boost in income is a product of the long hours (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fast paced energetic environment with lots of upward mobility.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement & Materials Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Procurement & Materials Manager in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Global expat options that will take you just about anywhere in the world
    Ability to pursue multiple business lines to grow yourself
    Company works to develop and train their staff

    Cons

    Like most engineering and construction companies, there is a little in the way of holidays.
    Both vacation time and sick time are considered the same, so taking a sick day is the same as a vacation day, both count towards your alotted amount.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    KBR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Line Supervisor in Orange, TX
    Current Employee - First Line Supervisor in Orange, TX

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

    Pros

    kbr has great benefits and very good training

    Cons

    the pay could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i had no problem with upper management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty relaxed and comfortable work environment.

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, nice people, reasonable salary, paid overtime, downtown location, challenging projects, travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Not really to many that I can think of, PPR can be a little annoying, and the red tape can get in the way at times, but patience is a virtue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take one more risk and win those big jobs!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    In my experience, KBR is the best in what they do, and I have been very proud to represent them.

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

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

    Pros

    Safety is their #1 priority. As an engineering, construction, and services company, they "get it" and walk-the-talk. Leadership takes care of their employees, and do their best to provide opportunities for those who are loyal and stick with them. I sincerely feel they are the best at what they do. i have found them to be a company who values and displays high integrity, delivers top quality, on time, and in a safe environment in all circumstances.

    Cons

    Thier business is project based, so while long-term employement cannot be a guarantee, they remember their dedicated and loyal employees, and call them back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those who do the work and own their AROs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Been having a fair industrial experience so far.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Ingleside, TX

    I have been working at KBR full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Well, they are a very safe company, they take the time every work day to let yu know , safety 1st in any craft you do

    Cons

    Not being able to remain on your skilled craft on JSA assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better skilled crafted personal for training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Some what rewarding - New CEO - Future?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Controls
    Current Employee - Senior Project Controls

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

    Pros

    Salary meets the indutry standard

    Cons

    H/R needs more qualified people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Bill Utt on a retainer!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR

    Pros

    the experience and the pay

    Cons

    working in a hostile enviroment

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    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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    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 (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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