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Updated Nov 29, 2021

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3.9
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KBR President and Chief Executive Officer  Stuart J. B. Bradie
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Found 113 of over 3K reviews

3.9
77%
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KBR President and Chief Executive Officer  Stuart J. B. Bradie
Stuart J. B. Bradie
780 Ratings

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  • "Poor Management ethics(in 89 reviews)
  • "Long hours and lack of resources(in 30 reviews)
  • "department managers do not allow engineers to move to proect even if they are interested.(in 27 reviews)
  • "Bureaucratic upper management and totally disconnected with what they aspire for the company.(in 26 reviews)
  • "No job security if you’re in the gas and oil industry as soon as prices drop you’re out as projects stop(in 18 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Employees Feel Valued and Seen

    Nov 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    KBR really cares about their employees and values the opinions and vast knowledge and skillsets of individuals across the company.

    Cons

    While I appreciate that communication is highly valued, there were too many meetings that consistently took away from actual time to work, so working over my set hours happened frequently.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Decent Job But a Lack of Ethics at the Top

    Oct 19, 2021 - Metadata Content Developer in Asheville, NC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits with good work flexibility. Does reimburse training but you have to pay for it upfront first.

    Cons

    KBR (known as "Burn and Loot" in activist circles) was once a part of Halliburton and was involved with *many* scandals involving Iraq War contracting, Iraqi civilian deaths, and corruption during the Bush years. And before it was a part of Halliburton was involved with more military contracting corruption dating all the way back to Vietnam (yes this company unironically contracted out to Blackwater for security services). If I wasn't transferred over to this group during a federal contracting re-compete I wouldn't work for it as too many of its lines of business are simply moral hazards. I won't even touch its stock options plan for that reason (does stock inflation due to US wars in developing countries sound good to you?). The job I'm working at now doesn't involve this unethical stuff, but KBR is probably the closest thing to Weyland-Yutani (evil corporation in the "Alien" movies) that you can get in real life. Overall I'm pretty satisfied with the individual job I'm working at right now (as I'm helping build a public service) but KBR is like a parody of an evil megacorporation. Even DC politicians and the Pentagon can't stand them. But that's what you get when you have a federal contracting re-compete during the Trump years. And the sad/funny thing is that this military contracting juggernaut *STILL* has subpar HR software and services. Just silly.

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  4. 5.0
    Former Contractor, more than 5 years

    The best Company in the planet earth

    Nov 6, 2021 - Diesel Generator Foreman 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    KBR is one if the best company cause: dignity and respect, igualty for all nationalities, igual opportunity for everyone, courage to care, great policies which encourage employees to do correct thing and lots more, great payment for all nationalities. I love KBR and I am always willing to work for this Company

    Cons

    Honestly I can't complain the only thing I wish more opportunities will come up for all nationalities

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  5. 4.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Great Place

    Nov 17, 2021 - Software Engineer(Internship) in Chantilly, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    KBR really puts an emphasis on their employee's career development--they want to see you grow. Tech stack was also surprisingly modern.

    Cons

    The work isn't very exciting, and the culture seems to be too lax to the point where there isn't actually much getting done.

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Strange and Screwy

    Nov 16, 2021 - Principal Systems Engineer in Falls Church, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Boilerplate DOD and IC contractor company

    Cons

    When I lost my clearance through an administrative screwup (which may or may not have been KBR's fault), KBR gave me 3 weeks to find another job starting three days ago and then shoved me out the door even though I found two of them because I was told the required reduction in salary would be too large for them to hire me for those roles.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Company

    Aug 21, 2021 - Software Developer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommend
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    Pros

    KBR is a big company and I'm only in one sector, so I don't know how things are for other business units, but so far I've really loved my job. Pros are: - flex time - great work / life balance - great benefits - fun and relaxed culture - opportunity to work on really cool projects - freedom from micro-management

    Cons

    The salaries are fairly comparable but I know other places will pay more, unless you have a lot of experience.

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  8. 4.0