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KBR Reviews

Updated December 14, 2018
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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 42 reviews)

  • "Good pay, Excellent company to work for" (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management totally cluleess" (in 25 reviews)

  • "I have no Cons working inside the Camp" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Carpenter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journeyman Carpenter in Circleville, OH
    Current Employee - Journeyman Carpenter in Circleville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay. DuPont great place to work. Safe place to work.

    Cons

    Work a lot of hours.


  2. "Very good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    AWW . Good employees. Big company

    Cons

    Dependent on global oil and natural gas price

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is doing great things

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of


  4. "Process engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KBR full-time

    Pros

    - Depth of experience of coworkers
    - Excellent projects
    - Challenging assignments

    Cons

    None really, I'd gladly go back given a chance. I left to move to a different city for personal reasons


  5. "Logistics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and good management

    Cons

    Everything was great, I couldnt complain


  6. "Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues, compensation and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Lack of career development, and many changes in key upper management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Get close the employees and listen what they think.


  7. "Construction Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Healthcare insurance is not the best but, decent. 401K match is above average.

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch with what their employees do on a daily basis. Raises seem to be split evenly across the bord rather than being based on personal proformance.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved. Recognize those who stand out.

  8. "Lower Level Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Manager
    Former Employee - Service Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's money to pay bills but not sure that's a pro considering the number of hours you are expected to work for free and the low salary and poor benefits. There are no "atta boys" only threats if you don't make magic happen with less than half of the number of employees needed in a dept to be successful to serve the customers.

    Cons

    See above plus benefits are very crappy compared to other companies. Most everyone has left that can find other employment and those who haven't left are trying to get out but the problem is that the company is so toxic that other companies are a little apprehensive about hiring someone from KBR because of their reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Stop padding your pockets and pay attention to your employees. You all have forgotten that without them, you won't be getting the BIG salaries and bonus checks.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, but lack of work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good design practices, lots of learning

    Cons

    Too much overheads, so not comptetive in bidding. Lots of reduction in force. Upper management totally cluleess

    Advice to Management

    Be aggressive in proposals and bidding. Cut down on overheads in exceutive rank and file.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility with time off. Compressed work week. Very collegial.

    Cons

    Benefits and salary are least desirable.