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KBR Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Stuart J. B. Bradie
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Pros
  • Good work schedule a 9/80 work schedule every other Friday off (in 35 reviews)

  • Good pay, long hours, vacation time is very good (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Solid company, but not without issues"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Large and decent support structure, decent benefits, decent ability to move laterally.

    Cons

    Limited pay, old-school politics, frequent recent restructures.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Associate designer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Designer in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Associate Designer in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KBR (More than a year)

    Pros

    Once your in your part of a family who believes family is evertything.

    Cons

    If you dont like traveling. That might be a problem for others

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with the respect that is exspected back


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crane Operator in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Crane Operator in Pasadena, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has excellent safety policy in effect.

    Cons

    Has limited pay and raise policy.

    Advice to Management

    Review how to whom and validity why or why not raises are given.


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  5. "KBR"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenge, Travel, People, Helpful Diversity

    Cons

    Organization Skills, Communication, Lack of Morale.


  6. "Very professional, safety conscious, and competitive."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well organize with a variety of highly experience workers in all departments.

    Cons

    To maintain a performance that's satisfactory, especially in safety, production, and quality.

    Advice to Management

    Always make sure every employee is legally qualified in their craft and sufficiently capable.


  7. "Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Career opportunities that are provided

    Cons

    None to share at this time


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits are gone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule is really good for work life balance

    Cons

    Down to 2 weeks pto and no holidays

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to bring back benefits to make it attractive.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent work environment and professional crew"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Structural Welder/Iron Worker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Structural Welder
    Former Employee - Structural Welder
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The environment that I worked @ was safe. Safety @ this job was very important.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about this job. I loved this job.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  11. "Senior Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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