KBR - Solid, middle-of-the-road company | Glassdoor
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"Solid, middle-of-the-road company"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Professional in Houston, TX
Current Employee - IT Professional in Houston, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at KBR full-time

Pros

The work environment is good, with decent coworkers, and the 9-80 work week is a nice benefit. Salaries are average. It can be hard to move up, but there are some opportunities, if you're willing to find them.

Cons

Benefits drop each year and there seems to be no hope of bonuses or recognition for support staff not working directly on projects. There is fairly frequent management turnover in some areas, which is disconcerting for the employees. The overall atmosphere quite conservative.

Advice to Management

Get out and meet the people who work for you.

Other Employee Reviews for KBR

  1. "Company sells man hours - high performers are not welcome"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Manager, Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Information Manager, Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    average benefits - were better in 2006

    Cons

    company lost many projects and made many layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Clients want high performers engineering services, not by hour - be slow and inefficient as possible


  2. "Okay comapny"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are a start employee you will shine at KBR. Work-life-balance is a plus at KBR and you are able to participate in the alternate work week shcedule where you work 80/9. Over KBR provides a relaxed work enviorment and you are able to work on personal acheivements to find a better job.

    Cons

    There is very little chance to move up within the company unless you know someone that is willing to promote you. There is a lack of professionlism among most of the workers and there are a significant amount of people that are under qualified to work in the positons that they are in; therefore management is subpar because they were promoted into the positon by a friend.

    Advice to Management

    Seek more qualified managers at all levels; hire better qualified recruiters and do a better job from promoting within.

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