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KBR Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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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 41 reviews)

  • Good pay, Excellent company to work for (in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management has reduced our department staff quite a lot (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Document Reviewer"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at KBR as a contractor

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Co-workers and supervisors are great, and every other friday off

    Cons

    I do not have any at the moment


  2. "benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    none plans does not cover much

    Cons

    do not care for the health coverage really going down hill fast

  3. "designer"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people to work with, lots of opportunity to move up, plenty of lunch n learns

    Cons

    new CEO cut back a lot of benefits, PTO


  4. "OK nothing more"

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

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule
    Good engineers though fewer all the time (in hydrocarbon EPC).
    Ammonia licensing business is a strength at present.
    Government services business seems strong.

    Cons

    Business in transition. Growth in Government services but EPC business is very quiet.
    Fairly typical EPC mindset with hire and fire policies.

    Advice to Management

    Get more serious about the EPC side of the business or exit it. Need to find an alternative to the big projects.


  5. "Project manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great medical coverage for family, I will recommend this line of work to anyone, who is looking for a career

    Cons

    No over time pay and no set work hours it is extremely difficult and demanding line of work. Your life is always at risk when you deploy in a combat zone

    Advice to Management

    NA


  6. "Nice Schedule - Bad Health Insurance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE

    I have been working at KBR full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Alternate work week schedule (off every other Friday), holidays, flexible/relaxed work day schedule, great

    Cons

    the health insurance plans to choose from are terrible this year - if you're a fairly healthy person its not even worth it to have it. very high deductibles, pay 100% out of pocket/HSA until you met the deductible and even after that it doesn't cover much. We've been in a raise freeze for three years despite this office being very busy. KBR 'punishes' all offices if others aren't profiting. It made sense maybe the first year but now it's just making people go elsewhere and really killing the morale.


  7. "Not so great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to learn but not too many opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Only a few guys are promoted . Managers don't care about employees development

  8. "Ok employer"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule days off,long term assignment

    Cons

    Mediocre pay,advancement, benefits, management

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay and incentives


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Good Projects, lots of lateral movement

    Cons

    None really, i enjoyed ut


  10. "Site Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, lots of opportunity to learn from

    Cons

    N/A-everything at KBR was great. Very professional


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