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KBR Reviews

Updated September 17, 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. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Good Projects, lots of lateral movement

    Cons

    None really, i enjoyed ut


  2. "Site Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, lots of opportunity to learn from

    Cons

    N/A-everything at KBR was great. Very professional

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Barry's Review_KBR"

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    Former Employee - Senior Subcontracts Coordinator in Enid, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Subcontracts Coordinator in Enid, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They basically keep up with the norm on benefits.

    Cons

    Their medical insurance plans for the future I hear are going down but not sure how that compares with their peers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hustling jobs so you can keep valuable employees in grasp.


  4. "KBR"

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    Former Employee - Procurement in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Procurement in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    KBR did offer great benefits. Also met some good people there.

    Cons

    Minimal advancement growth and transparency how to move upward in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Wished everyone was on a equal playing field in advancing ones career.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company, Great engineering Department"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great knowledge base in company within each department. Excellent projects (LNG, Ammonia, Urea, etc.) to work on. Well known around the US and the world.

    Cons

    KBR is listed now as "Defense & Space" on job boards online. No mention (or intention) of staying in EPC of Oil, Gas & Chemicals. Every project in the US is lost it seems. Sadly, it looks like more than 70% of KBR Houston has been laid off.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "HSE Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Worked for MW Kellogg side of KBR for 29 years off & on with good pay, great benefits and a no-nonsense knowledgeable and experience personnel who cared for the people, cared for the quality work at a safe pace. Great to be part of the company until restructuring.

    Cons

    KBR has been restructured since 2014, replacing knowledgable and experienced "old guys" with less experienced young fella's. This was there down fall, letting the experienced and knowledgabls old hands go and hired the new college "know-it-alls". The biggest mistake is allowing other companies to 'steal' KBR's technology in engineering and allowing unethical behavior within its ranks resulting in loss revenue and clients.

    Advice to Management

    Retain to what you have, rehire the younger old guys to support the young and listen to past failures and what works and what doesn't. Why beat your brow with new technology that may have the same results with old technology and less the costs. Cutting corners will always cost more in injuries, time and material. Hasn't anyone learned from this yet? Remove the Red Tape and eliminate unneccessary duble & triplicate paperwork including the overrated environmental regulations and the overall restriction in safety. This is another big concern why clients are turning away from new construction and relying onto what they have. Cost too much to build.


  7. "Technical professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule; most of colleagues are nice

    Cons

    short of R&D budget. Heavily focus on project execution.

  8. "executive assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Experience on the job enjoyed

    Cons

    Management skills could be better overall


  9. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for increased responsibility and overseas work opportunities

    Cons

    Salaries not always competitive in the market

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within existing ranks of current employees


  10. "Lead HSE Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Lead HSE Inspector in Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Lead HSE Inspector in Longview, TX

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

    Pros

    Working on changing the culture for the better

    Cons

    I have nothing to say


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