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KBR Reviews

Updated June 27, 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 38 reviews)

  • Opportunity for advancement, good pay and good leadership from corporate (in 54 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. "HVAC Foreman in Iraq"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HVAC Foreman in Ira, TX
    Former Employee - HVAC Foreman in Ira, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very big company with a large infrastructure was good for career advancement

    Cons

    Sometimes the big company has too many obstacles to suceed

    Advice to Management

    Hire more VETS


  2. Helpful (2)

    "HUMAN RESOURCES"

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

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

    Pros

    Parking garage and convenient public transp. Good people. Convenient food court. Benefits are OK but changing for the worse.

    Cons

    Poor management decisions. Big layoffs, poor business climate. Executive leadership in it for themselves. Toxic environment. Little in pay increases for employees in past 4 years.

  3. "would just like to come back to work for you"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ira, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ira, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company treated me fairly.

    Cons

    in Iraq, we went through the reduction in force, or I would be with them today.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up, and put me back to work. thanks


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Was let go after only 1.5 years"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits were nice, flexible PTO. I had a lot of work working here with great people. Really liked my team and my boss!

    Cons

    No work, no training, I had no idea what engineering was....

    Advice to Management

    Don't be rigid on the work you're trying to obtain.


  5. "Decent job"

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    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays good and weekends off

    Cons

    Political place to work at


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Company is weathering hard times"

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    Current Employee - Associate Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees, Good work environment. Many of the staff have been with the company for 10 yrs or longer. Covered parking.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, benefits have decreased and there is an indefinite freeze on raises below the executive level . It seems that there is more emphasis on establishing catchy safety campaigns and stock holder happiness than employee retention.

    Advice to Management

    Better compensate your employees below the executive level.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "No Paid Holidays or Raises"

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

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Was a good company to work for.

    Cons

    There have been no paid holidays for one year, and there will be none in the future under current policy. No one has gotten a raise during the last two years. The reason is to temporarily raise the stock price. No concern is given to retention of quality personnel. I am embarrassed to work for a company that does not have paid holidays

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees at least as well as your competitors.

  8. "Pipe Fitter"

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    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Longview, TX

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

    Pros

    KBR is a contractor company that has been around for a while. It's a great company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible time, 9/80 work schedule

    Cons

    Going through very low times; No projects;Engineers being laid off ; project Management retained in expectation of future jobs

    Advice to Management

    KBR workforce has majority trained or experienced engineers in their 60s . There should be an effort to train others and Have them learn from these experienced people. At present there is no such vision.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Electritian dealing with all fabrications and new installations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrician in Borger, TX
    Former Employee - Electrician in Borger, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KBR (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Safe work environment. Great pay as you move up in rank.

    Cons

    Rain or bad weather days don't allow you to put in hours.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication


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