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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Arlington, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at KBR full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- Great work environment
- Most in leadership were excellent ... the few who weren't caused some issues, but they were eventually replaced.
- Excellent benefits
- Leaders ensured workforce was aware of company's focus, vision and strategy

Cons

- Long hours if involved in producing proposals. I regularly worked 70-80 hour weeks when we were working on submitting a proposal. Nice annual salary suddenly becomes a poor hourly salary when working these hours. Fortunately, it was only 3 months or so out of the year.
- Retired Army generals are not always the best action/project managers. Particularly those who surround themselves with an entourage of "worker bees" - people who work hard to cover the general's glaring lack of knowledge.
- Upward mobility was lacking in most areas.

Advice to Management

Bring in the retired general officers to work in business development ... shake hands, keep in contact with their active duty counterparts, and help shape the RFPs when possible. The majority of them (didn't say all; saw a couple of top-notch ones) come in to run things, knowing zilch about the job or how it is done. Some of these I saw cared more about protecting their image than they did about making the hard calls and "going to bat" for their employees. In fact, these guys wouldn't take a fall ... but they were always sure to throw their folks under the bus.

Other Employee Reviews for KBR

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    "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Subcontracts Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Subcontracts Administrator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Positive work experience, good management, good training

    Cons

    Some management not qualified, definitely who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what your managers and supervisors are doing.


  2. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - WORK GROUP LEADER in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - WORK GROUP LEADER in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KBR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Place to work for

    Cons

    Less U.S domestic project work

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