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KBR Iraq Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Stuart J. B. Bradie
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Pros
  • Like any large company, there are a number of good benefits like the option to work a 9/80 work schedule (in 40 reviews)

  • Opportunity for advancement, good pay and good leadership from corporate (in 55 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 11 reviews)

  • Management follows a good old boy system of hiring and promotion practices (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Maintenance mechanic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Balad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Balad (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is just outstanding to be a proud family member in side a KBR house. Met great people overseas, learned new techniques within my profession, its possible to attend in diverse learning classes for your profession.

    Cons

    Medical structure is very poor, need more medical staff and equipment in order to cover all those individuals!
    Sleeping in tents instead in hard containers, not good idea for so many reasons!

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention on personnel working outside on 50c! Lack of supervisors oversea and supervision.


  2. "foodservice warehouseman"

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    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Tikrīt (Iraq)
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Tikrīt (Iraq)

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    to provide the neccessities of the work of a
    food
    service ware houseman.

    Cons

    im willing to abide by all terms and conditions of this this job above.

    Advice to Management

    i advise the management to maintain the good name and work they have made for this company.

  3. "power generation mech"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Power Generation Mechanical in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Power Generation Mechanical in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KBR (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    they always have the replacement parts so i could complete my work in a professional way

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  4. "It's just a job."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Cook in Balad (Iraq)
    Current Employee - Lead Cook in Balad (Iraq)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KBR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some Co-workers are great to be around. Working overseas is a plus.

    Cons

    Some Co-workers are idiots, in your department, and in others. 401K takes ten years to get, and if your still at the bottom of the pay scale, there is not much you can put in. Yes, 10 years at the bottom of the pay scale happens.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your lower staff members, give some kind of incentive to people who work hard and that help you win more contracts.


  5. "generator mechanic and plumber"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Generator Mechanic and Plumber in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Generator Mechanic and Plumber in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KBR full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company has great respect for his worker and they make sure every one get equal facilities. they also pay their worker very well and you get vacation every four month. most time they come in to help, if you need help and they shout on any worker

    Cons

    we work for twelve hours and you don't stay in one camp.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your workers


  6. "Fsw"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kbr is the best company i have ever worked for

    Cons

    Perform
    My job in a best way

    Advice to Management

    I have 3 years work experience in middle east


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Logistic coordinator"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    long hours and an very restricted environment

    Advice to Management

    dont mikromanage

  8. "IT data center operator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Tikrīt (Iraq)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Tikrīt (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    nice pay in war zone.

    Cons

    UGR's - food choices limited. Overcharge for Internet services, minor things.


  9. "Employment with KBR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Supervisor in Tikrīt (Iraq)
    Former Contractor - IT Supervisor in Tikrīt (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KBR as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    KBR provided overseas opportunities, broaden my outlook on different cultures and ethnicity

    Cons

    Some opportunities require Security Clearance

    Advice to Management

    Management was exceptionally approachable with his employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Foreman"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foreman in Balad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Foreman in Balad (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KBR (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. I worked in one of their projects in Iraq and that was a very one experience for. I'll recommend KBR to anyone.

    Cons

    Not much negative to say about the company or the upper management. the only thing is that some of the management get those positions because of a friend and a friend of a friend even if they are not qualify

    Advice to Management

    need to put a system in place where you can start molding the next supervisor or manager to takeover a department once the manager move up or leave the company instead of rushing and bringing someone that is not familiar with the operation of such department


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