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KBR Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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  • Good work schedule a 9/80 work schedule every other Friday off (in 36 reviews)

  • Opportunity for advancement, good pay and good leadership from corporate (in 51 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sleeze Merchants"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Designer in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Principal Designer in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None I can think of- Complete FAILURES

    Cons

    First company I have ever worked for that STOLE CHRISTMAS, Cut Employees Holidays and Vacation, while I heard they bought 2 more companys this year with our Vacation and Holiday money.
    Right in there with the mentality of with the worlds worst . Just google them and you will see that they have been sued and lost some terrible unethical cases.

    Advice to Management

    Quit rear-Ending your employees - Wish I could rate you with minus stars - Quit being Sleeze Merchants!!


  2. "Procurement Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at KBR (More than a year)

    Pros

    From the VP, Project Manager to the clerks, I was allowed to do my job working independently, whether it be on-site, from home or the corporate office. Full support of my efforts was given and appreciated. There was an overall team work culture and as a contract employee, I was treated as much a part of the team as those who had worked there for 20 years.

    Cons

    It was hard work, but I like a challenge so it worked great for me. Nothing negative to say.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Good"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benifits - good hours- good crew- good management- fair minded- had to return home for hurricane with great understanding
    Potential advancement

    Cons

    Traveled from Florida to job no comp nor
    Didn't offer pay first week for required safety classes
    Hardship not be paid for training week

    Advice to Management

    Pay something while in training


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  5. "Engineer from 1980 to 1984"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent management. Lots of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue caring for your employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Frustrating"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary (but it comes at a price)

    Cons

    This is where ineptitude meets with inertia and Machiavellianism. Those in management are too focused on looking good instead of producing quality products and services. The entire department was busy pretending to be busy instead of delivering by deadlines and/or work together cohesively to build any real synergy. Management wouldn't even try to lead or manage staff. Instead--their backs to the group in their corner offices--these managers spoke in vague terms and analogies to try to appear competent and busy, all the while other more alarming behavior goes unchecked and even dismissed in the quest to appear proficient.

    Advice to Management

    Stop ignoring glaring mismanagement (middle management, and even some in senior management) and treat employees with respect and dignity. Do more to build synergy and encourage creative thinking, which I know first-hand increases productivity and efficiency, not to mention a positive working environment.


  7. "Rigging Supperintendent/Structure Superintendent / Equipment Serintendent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rigging/Ironworker Structural Superintendent in McCalla, AL
    Current Employee - Rigging/Ironworker Structural Superintendent in McCalla, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    they keep me busy for 22 years

    Cons

    there work load is down.


  8. "Property Tax Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Property Tax Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Property Tax Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, friendly people.

    Cons

    Have not been with the company long enough to see any cons.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sending engineering work to India."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's hard to find any pros these days. Zero harm or KBR cares maybe...just being sarcastic about their slogans which is lips service at best!

    Cons

    US based engineering departments have little work to go around and yet executives force all levels of management to send work to cheaper places such as India. Quality of work from India is horrible and I am sure some of the clients won't come by to KBR because if the poor deliverables.

    Advice to Management

    Cheaper is not better. Your client bases are rapidly eroding!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "heavy equipment , crane foreman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Heavy Equipment, Crane Foreman in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Heavy Equipment, Crane Foreman in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, long hours, vacation time is very good!

    Cons

    working overseas, in conflict zones

    Advice to Management

    Work in The USA


  11. "confusing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and very goood supervisors would recommend anyone to work here but don't be coming if ur urine isn't clen

    Cons

    too many random drug tests. they don't give any infor on anything so if u lose ur job ur just crap out of luck

    Advice to Management

    be a little more helpful to the hard working people and help explain things instead of worrying bout everything thats wwrone



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