KBR Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Overall okay

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    Current Employee - Production Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Houston, TX

    I have been working at KBR

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are okay. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    No advancement or opportunity. Work balance not so good

    Neutral Outlook
  2. C.M.C. Project"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR

    Pros

    Good Company" Very rewarding experience working with people of different nationalities. Had a good tour with them.
    Also you got enrolled in their ESOP employee stock option.

    Cons

    Project ended" No where to go with Parsons outside Iraq.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bid on more Middle East Projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Part Time Merchandiser

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    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser

    I have been working at KBR

    Pros

    You will need to be a self-starter in this position, capable of seeing a problem and solving it on your own. You'll most likely never see anyone other than the Territory Manager and then only by "accident" as the super routes do not allow one on one assistance. The pay is great for a part-time position, one of the best.

    Cons

    Be prepared for no benefits, no assistance, no holiday pay (that's because you'll already be working them for straight time). Be prepared for a massive hour cut in the last quarter to make up for the over-spending in the preceding quarters. Be prepared to work your tail off on force outs so that upper management can hit their numbers and gather up their bonus. Be prepared to be the fall guy for any errors even if you are on your day off. Be prepared to "train" new managers beginning with merchandising 101 because any QUALIFIED manager won't be working for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Giving advice to management is a solid waste of time and effort. They treat their TM's like dirt, talk to them like they're idiots and the only constant is their jobs being in jeopardy if they don't hit unrealistic numbers. If you want to keep good and talented managers I would suggest you stop all the lying and that's got to be from the top down. Be honest with these guys and gals. In 8 years I've witnessed first hand your lack of empathy to your employees and the end result of your bullying tactics has been losing some of the best talent around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Company good for long term stability but slow growth for employees

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    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Professional in Houston, TX

    I have been working at KBR

    Pros

    KBR is a global brand and top tier Engineering and Construction contractor

    Cons

    Salary not too great but OK

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should give chance to young employees to drive change for future and cut bureaucracy. The yes man culture should end.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. I have been working with KBR since 1991

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    Former Employee - Warehouseman in Crossett, AR
    Former Employee - Warehouseman in Crossett, AR

    I worked at KBR

    Pros

    Pay is good and there is a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    There is opportunities for promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    I worked in the Project Controls Department of the Government & Infrastructure Division, performing Cost Accountiing

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    Former Employee - Cost Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Cost Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    After 36 years, it was like family. The company was dependable and seemingly progressive.

    Cons

    Too little opportunity for advancement, too much nepotism and favoritism, seemingly some unethical practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the rank-and-file employees perform annual anonymous performance reviews of their supervisors/managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. Senior Professional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Okay to work, nothing special

    Cons

    People with too many years in one company with no space for new guys

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow new guys to higher positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Average company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR

    Pros

    Friendly environment, straightforward work responsibilities

    Cons

    Long work days and no compensation, double standards in pay for man to woman ratio

  10. Experience over seas in the Middle East

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    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Travel the world. Paid vacation flights every 4 months

    Cons

    Away from your family for several months at a time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Accountant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR

    Pros

    Flex time scheduling - working a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off

    Cons

    Unbelievable favortism, lack of training, hard to get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trains managers better, take care of ALL your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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