KBR

  www.kbr.com
  www.kbr.com

KBR Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
379 Reviews
3.7
379 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
KBR Chairman, President & CEO Bill Utt
Bill Utt
183 Ratings

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 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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Dog Pound.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay. Good if you personally know someone in upper management.

    Cons

    Bad if you DO NOT personally know someone in upper management. Either way you're a work horse. The only difference is you get treated as a thorough bread rather than a mule. Safety? OH yeah, for the office workers. In the trailers or connex two blocks away from the building area. When you get hurt the first thing they do is pull out your file to see how many times you've been hurt. That's to move your name closer to the first lay off list, and the do not hire list for the next death zone,,,, oh excuse me I meant to say project. Yeah construction is dangerous but lets really make an effort to implement safety and honest care for the REAL ACTUAL money makers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are people too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Organic loader

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

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the fact that I work shift and I get 14 days off a month. Pretty laid back job. A lot of sitting around during slow season like during shutdowns and winter time.

    Cons

    It sucks. a lot of he said she said. People like to talk. Very bureaucratic to the point that it's silly. I feel like they care more about safety than they do the individuals they're are trying to keep safe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat you employees better. Give raises and performance reviews when they're due

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very Professional, I worked in Logistic at KBR and wish to continue at KBR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    They handle their Company with tack and the company values, which I comply with and team work was very professional.

    Cons

    They have a very attractive benefit package and compensation which stands out from other companies.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    do not work here yet. But would love to.

    Current Employee - Helper in Belle, WV
    Current Employee - Helper in Belle, WV

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

    Pros

    I would love to become par f the KBR company located in Belle WV.

    Cons

    I have no con's with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would be willing to train & follow directions giving to me daily if giving a chance to work.

    Recommends
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Training Ground not a Career

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

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Young engineers get the chance to work on major project designs and implementations within their discipline. There are decent mentors in some groups. Employees can put international company experience on their CV.

    Cons

    No long term future for moving up. The company is stacked with senior engineers which limits the abaility of new employees to move into more challenging roles. There are long hours and quite a bit of micro managing by supervision. There is not a good work life balance and many managers are clock watchers. Company seems to be going the wrong direction, so the long term future is questionable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Fast paced energetic environment with lots of upward mobility.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    Working experience

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

    I have been working at KBR full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job security, plenty of work

    Cons

    A little bti stress to deal with daily work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to be realistic on schedule.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

Work at KBR? Share Your Experiences

KBR

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.