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KBR Reviews

Updated October 12, 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 61 reviews)

Cons
  • "Bureaucratic upper management and totally disconnected with what they aspire for the company" (in 22 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. "Administrative Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  3. "Information Technology"

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

    I worked at KBR full-time

    Pros

    It's a job that allows one to have a paycheck. The local group work well together or we did until so many of us left.

    Cons

    CIO determined to kill the government services division of the company; poor communications, poor benefits, low salaries for the area, CHEAP and getting cheaper by the day, employees have zero value to the company; they have let most of their best talent walk out the door with an attitude of "don't let the door hit you in the butt, you are totally replaceable". Problem is, the talent that has left isn't replaceable and they are discovering that but still continue to not listen or make any adjustment in attitude.

    Advice to Management

    See CONS above. If you are trying to kill off anything Government Services, then keep doing what you are doing. If not, you need to start paying attention to what is going on and change the way you are doing business with GS. We are not a foreign entity so lose the attitude and get with the Gov program or continue to fail.


  4. "Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay for the job

    Cons

    Management can be a bit of a hassle


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Quality leadership and training. Safety program one of the best worldwide. Civil dept. outstanding."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scaffold Foreman in Luke, MD
    Former Employee - Scaffold Foreman in Luke, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned crowd. Team concious teachers and mentors. True craftsmen.

    Cons

    Don't get caught out of the loop too long for whatever reason. Even a proven employee can get lost trying to get back in.

    Advice to Management

    Take a phone call . computers are overrated. At 52 and valued for all facets needed. People have moved on. Family was what we called one another. You don't have to start over just because of severe life changes ,deaths, and more kids. One proven and successful for years should be able to talk to a human and pointed in the direction of next project.


  6. "Truck driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Driver in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    12 hour shift was a little demanding

    Advice to Management

    Use the 401k


  7. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Subcontracts Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Subcontracts Administrator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work for

    Cons

    not a lot of career movement

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Watch for cross-listing of jobs between KBR and KBRWyle , masks their desperation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work hours, coworkers, easy work. pre-employment lobotomy helpful as thinking and common sense are outside the norms here

    Cons

    SCA contract rates not followed, horrible health insurance, filthy facility, unprofessional atmosphere, and so incredibly cheap that returns are no longer diminishing, they have diminished to zero. Anyone with any post-secondary education or significant work experience is shunned and labeled a troublemaker. Incredibly petty and insecure "supervisors" desperate to hide their lies and keep all the ugly secrets hidden

    Advice to Management

    if you paid the correct wages and provided skilled management you could attract and retain the best-of-the-best, but you go cheap and have constant openings in the highest-paid positions of material coordinator and PC tech (formerly Computer operator 2). 13 current open positions and 9 fall in those 2 classifications. Get a clue.


  9. "Accountant"

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

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

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with & the personalities of the general employees

    Cons

    Management made the work atmosphere tense, salaries were embarrassingly low, moral was at an all time low


  10. "Insulator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insulator in Victoria, TX
    Current Employee - Insulator in Victoria, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Company really cares. Great benefits, 401k, vacation, paid holidays. Working 4 tens.

    Cons

    There's isn't really anything bad about this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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