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KBR Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Like any large company, there are a number of good benefits like the option to work a 9/80 work schedule (in 37 reviews)

  • Opportunity for advancement, good pay and good leadership from corporate (in 53 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "field coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Coordinator in Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Field Coordinator in Longview, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    learning new stuff everyday love that they choose me to coordinate the field

    Cons

    not even at top pay but I will not complain im very greatful for my job love it

    Advice to Management

    take care of your people and I promis you they will take care of you


  3. "They Been Real Good To Me"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Darrow, LA
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Darrow, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, good pay and good leadership from corporate.

    Cons

    I have no complaints at this time

    Advice to Management

    less time between raises for all crafts


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "upper management is a nightmare"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Longview, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at KBR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good starting company for employees wanting to enter the skilled craft field, some great people out in the field. great safety program

    Cons

    very poor money management they still rent tools they had in the 1970's. Upper supervision is lost at best. they hurt themselves with all the useless rules they put onto the employees. no one wants to communicate and what the boss says goes do not expect to have any imput and management will not fallow the same rules they make for the employees.

    Advice to Management

    leave and let a group come in that wants to be there and work with the customer and employees. start recruiting from within the company instead of hiring brothers, friends, and that guy down the street that is retired.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Civil Superintendent/Field Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    GOOD benefits, middle scale salary.

    Cons

    New management is different. Not the legacy old Brown and Root.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with modern times, but put people first, that is what you are selling.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Ok Pay , opportunity for advancement is negotiable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrician in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Electrician in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good pay ,with plenty of opportunity for overtime . Saftey and doing quality work were priority.

    Cons

    Manangement stuck in their ways . Employee's all talk about everyone behind theirs backs . You are just a number to the company . I worked thier all year and they took one day of holiday pay for Thanksgiving and moved it to Chistmas week , then laid off 5 people a week before Christmas break and cheated all of them out of 1 day of holiday pay that they had worked for not to mention Christmas holiday .

    Advice to Management

    You treat people like they dont matter give preferential treatment to a select few ,you shouldnt wonder why the skilled workers who do come there either leave as soon as they can , and search for something better or do not return if things get slow for a month or so .


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Safety Clerk/HSSE Admin. Specialist II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety Clerk/HSSE Administrative Specialist II in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Safety Clerk/HSSE Administrative Specialist II in Corpus Christi, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New to the industry of Construction I have learned a lot.

    Cons

    Its who you know that will further you along with KBR

    Advice to Management

    Give entry level individuals a chance to show you they can do what it takes to succeed in the industry.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Americas Based Construction Failing Miserably"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Leaving Soon in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Leaving Soon in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respected company within the industry

    Cons

    No work in the future, no paid holidays, little paid time off, no salary overtime

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on construction in the states not just government contracts. Reinstate paid holidays! Provide more earned time off! Let the company profit trickle down past the uppermost management.


  10. "Lead Quality Assurance Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, career growth is out standing.

    Cons

    Travel Long hours


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Staffing Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staffing Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Staffing Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at KBR (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with - everyone was very friendly. Love the environment.

    Cons

    vacation time was reduce and 9/80 incentive was changed


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