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KBR Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Oct 23, 2019

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KBR CEO Stuart J. B. Bradie (no image)
Stuart J. B. Bradie
322 Ratings
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  • "Friendly and good pay, teamwork in the department(in 71 reviews)

  • "Great work environment and a great school overall(in 53 reviews)

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  1. "General Superintendent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KBR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay well and benefits are good. I like the team I worked with.

    Cons

    There was a lot of in fighting between site management and upper management. Made the job more difficult.

    KBR2018-03-29
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Big promises ending with an extreme letdown"

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

    I worked at KBR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits (401K matching), work life balance ( 9/80 work week)

    Cons

    Lack of strategy and investment in employees- poor direction/leadership from upper management. Have to fight for training and learning opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Build other competencies outside of oil & gas. Provide onboard training within your consulting groups and clearly define employee duties and expectations that will still provide value to the firm in the event of a no client contract/premature contract termination. Figure out what CSR means and how to align it with your corporate strategy, business model, and operations- ie don't promise project assignments... contingent on previously completed pre-requisite commitment and never deliver; or in a downturn/layoff situation don't just call employees into an office and then give them 30 minutes to vacate the building. They won't be coming back if/when things do turn around.

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    KBR2019-10-23
  3. "Goods and Bads"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager/Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KBR full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Positive colleague interactions, good benefits, pleasant working environment, great downtown location.

    Cons

    Upper management dosen't get it!

    Advice to Management

    You spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on training to get the right people doing the right work, you need to look at retention and careers again!

    KBR2019-03-07
  4. "Big Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at KBR full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good colleagues, compensation, immediately vested in 401K

    Cons

    Lack of career development, and many changes in key upper management positions

    KBR2019-01-08
  5. "Advisor"

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

    I worked at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues, compensation and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Lack of career development, and many changes in key upper management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Get close the employees and listen what they think.

    KBR2018-11-30
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Construction Manager"

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    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Newark, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KBR full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Healthcare insurance is not the best but, decent. 401K match is above average.

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch with what their employees do on a daily basis. Raises seem to be split evenly across the bord rather than being based on personal proformance.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved. Recognize those who stand out.

    KBR2018-11-19
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good company, but lack of work"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KBR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good design practices, lots of learning

    Cons

    Too much overheads, so not comptetive in bidding. Lots of reduction in force. Upper management totally cluleess

    Advice to Management

    Be aggressive in proposals and bidding. Cut down on overheads in exceutive rank and file.

    KBR2018-11-14
  8. "Going down hill rapidly!"

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

    I have been working at KBR full-time

    Pros

    Working on Eastman equipment with the possibility of going to work for them. Working 4 10's

    Cons

    Lowest paid KBR around the globe, using tools and equipment that's broke and outdated. upper management gets all the raises while the laborers get laid off or pay cut. Contract with Eastman is currently up, waiting to see if it will be renewed.

    Advice to Management

    Give laborers a raise instead of taking it for yourself.

    KBR2017-09-17
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KBR full-time

    Pros

    NONE, The company has just been overrun by bad people.

    Cons

    Too many large egos and exec's that are clueless. All projects are in a loss, upper management just looking for scape goats, not ownership.

    KBR2017-09-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good to be employed"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
     in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KBR for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Slow career growth but delivers stability

    Cons

    No reward for innovation, loyalty and hard-work unless you network more at upper management level

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to employees rather than distributing bonus to top level story tellers bringing no business and who quit in three to five years of sales career.

    KBR2016-12-06
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