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Updated February 19, 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 57 reviews)

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  1. "Laborer Foreman"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Foreman in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Transportation Foreman in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, worked for them for 8 years in Afghanistan.

    Cons

    None, great company with great benefits and excellence all around.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and look forward to being part of the team soon again.


  2. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    - work on extremely large projects
    - Everyone is extremely helpful
    - flexible start and end time as long as you're there for core business hours

    Cons

    - days feel a little monotonous sometimes
    - everyone tends to keep to themselves. Not sure if it's just people at KBR or engineers in general

  3. "pipefitter"

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    Former Employee - Pipefitter, Rigger in Belle, WV
    Former Employee - Pipefitter, Rigger in Belle, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The amount of education and work experience I got from the company and employer was great. It helped to get me where I'm at today.

    Cons

    I really don't have any complaints. I loved the kind of work I was involved in and it really gave me the experience I needed to move forward in my craft

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to your employees and have a little more trust in people. Also when management says their going to do something, do it.


  4. "former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KBR full-time

    Pros

    people are very friendly, they started to offer paid holidays

    Cons

    they lie to the employees, say no lay offs are in the works then a week later start laying people off, they cap vacation payout at 200 hours if you separate from the company and they don't advertise that fact of the payout cap, everybody is very compartmentalized


  5. "Some mid-level managers were just too toxic."

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    Former Employee - Technical Professional - Process in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Professional - Process in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation and benefits. Some executives willing to listen and act to help junior employees. Coworkers were very nice overall.

    Cons

    Forced people to work in a remote site without proper accommodation. I was told by a manager “Houston is dangerous too. You may get killed in a car accident driving back home today.” after I expressed my concerns about safety going to that site as a female. I can still remember one manager told me “I’m not ready for you to say no” when I reinstated I don’t want to go there. Another manager has forced the team to travel during a tornado because she wanted to be home early. Didn’t happen as the flights were all cancelled, but she risked the team’s safety to drive to airport when the locals were taking shelters.


  6. "PIPE fITTER"

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    Former Employee - Pipefitter
    Former Employee - Pipefitter
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits for their workers

    Cons

    They don't hire people that don't know someone on the inside and by that they don't get the best people. they hire their friends and family unless they get in a bind

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that have a long history of years in the craft . Hire older people these young people do not care about doing a good job they just there for the money


  7. "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is average
    Friendly co-workers
    Don't micro-manage

    Cons

    Office spaces are not that good
    They say the work schedule is 40hrs/wk but most of the time, you're working overtime on the weekends and you don't find out until last minute so you can't really plan anything.
    Communication is lacking

  8. "Its ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy work, not alot going on small maintanence plant. Small amounts of people and noone is rushed

    Cons

    The only way to move up is to know someone and if you do move up they dont like paying you for promotions


  9. "All work, no fun?"

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    Current Employee - Associate Designer in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Associate Designer in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people who work here are very experienced and always happy to help with any problem or questions you might have. The ups and downs in the industry result in people coming in and leaving often which can be helpful in creating a varied network.

    Cons

    It's a fast paced, high stress environment with barely any fun. And to the previous point, the ups and downs result in a lot of people leaving.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respectful workplace with pleasant people. Good teamwork and coaching to learn new skills.

    Cons

    Company leadership has been weak since splitting with Halliburton. Lean backlog due to company not able to win jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen sales group.


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