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KBR Houston Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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  • Good work schedule a 9/80 work schedule every other Friday off (in 36 reviews)

  • Opportunity for advancement, good pay and good leadership from corporate (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities and projects in USA

    Cons

    International work has decreased since 2014


  2. "KBR"

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    Former Contractor - Construction Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Construction Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KBR as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, excellent senior management and culture/values.

    Cons

    KBR have less projects outside US.

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. "Sr. Expeditor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Expeditor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Expeditor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good projects over the globe.

    Cons

    Too many managers top heavey.

    Advice to Management

    Trim management


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    "Excellent work environment and professional crew"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and professional crew

    Cons

    Less value in retaining employees during downturn

    Advice to Management

    Allocate budget for retaining valuable employees that will create loyalty and that will set an example (or bring in confidence) for the new comers.


  6. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KBR (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent EPC company, well-connected in many industries and countries , knowledgeable technical staff, provides all required and timely support to its remotedly located employees

    Cons

    complex company hierarchy and beaurocracy as well as poor rapport between different levels of management

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to develop and maintain closer relationship with rank-an-file employees


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Americas Based Construction Failing Miserably"

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    Current Employee - Leaving Soon in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Leaving Soon in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respected company within the industry

    Cons

    No work in the future, no paid holidays, little paid time off, no salary overtime

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on construction in the states not just government contracts. Reinstate paid holidays! Provide more earned time off! Let the company profit trickle down past the uppermost management.


  8. "Lead Quality Assurance Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, career growth is out standing.

    Cons

    Travel Long hours


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Very Slow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic department managers. Flexibility. The CEO is trying to get us there. It's very slowly getting better.

    Cons

    No raises for almost three years and nor promotions for over two years. Senior Managers and above still get bonuses. Very frustrating. Took away some of our vacation, but gave it back to us recently.

    Advice to Management

    If the company is going through a tough time, then no one should receive bonuses unless they bring in the contract.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Staffing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staffing Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Staffing Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at KBR (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with - everyone was very friendly. Love the environment.

    Cons

    vacation time was reduce and 9/80 incentive was changed


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KBR (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    not doing well right now, but hope things pick up



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