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Updated Jan 13, 2021

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  • "Good pay for the amount of work(in 92 reviews)

  • "good work environment and scope to learn(in 70 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management will throw you under the buss(in 32 reviews)

  • "Long hours work, no career opportunities, no transfer opportunities(in 27 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      General Superintendent

      Mar 29, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      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.

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Great company going through tough times!!!

      Jan 13, 2021 - Accounting in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people in business operations and support functions with long history of working together to get things done under challenging circumstances, conditions and locations globally. Decisive leadership team and strong execution of new strategy.

      Cons

      The organization is going through a transformational strategic shift in business direction away from energy-related commercial markets towards higher mix of government contracting. Massive changes underway in terms of internal processes, systems and personnel. Compensation and benefits are average at best except for executive leadership team and upper management. Severance and benefits for those laid off in recent restructurings practically nonexistent regardless of tenure.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Big promises ending with an extreme letdown

      Oct 23, 2019 - Senior Technical Professional in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      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.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      It's a paycheck

      Feb 27, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Depending on where you sit in the office the culture can be really nice. Management is very supportive of continuing education efforts and skill acquisition. The managers are available to help and they work really hard to foster a culture of mentorship and helpfulness. There is flex time, comp time and vacation buy up and the vacation time starts out at like 3.5 work weeks a year. You'll rarely work more than 40 hours in a week so balancing life and work is super easy.

      Cons

      There are no windows in the engineering area. There's no breakroom. There's no place to eat lunch aside from your desk or a conference table in front of all the managers offices. There's no sense of pride in the way the office is put together. It provides the bare minimum creature comforts (fridge, sink, microwave, cubicles, that's it) and was done for bare minimum cost and it shows. Employees frequently bring their own tools or do prototyping projects at home because management doesn't want to spend money to put in an actual prototyping space. IT doesn't give the engineers computers that are powerful enough to run the software they need to do their jobs. When they do, the computers are so bogged down with add-ons that they still don't work properly. There's no real formal training on how things work around the office. The benefits don't seem to be a priority for upper management. We were instructed to "shop around" for medical expenses before incurring them when they changed our medical plan to an HDHP from a PPO. A few offices still have a PPO option but it's location specific. The projects are hit or miss as to whether they'll be interesting or mind numbingly dull. You could get a really fast paced design project or you could get a project that goes on for years examining the grammatical minutia of technical manuals, it's a crapshoot. It's not really the company's fault but it's still a negative aspect of working here.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Part Time Merchandiser

      Jan 14, 2015 - Part Time Merchandiser 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You will need to be a self-starter in this position, capable of seeing a problem and solving it on your own. You'll most likely never see anyone other than the Territory Manager and then only by "accident" as the super routes do not allow one on one assistance. The pay is great for a part-time position, one of the best.

      Cons

      Be prepared for no benefits, no assistance, no holiday pay (that's because you'll already be working them for straight time). Be prepared for a massive hour cut in the last quarter to make up for the over-spending in the preceding quarters. Be prepared to work your tail off on force outs so that upper management can hit their numbers and gather up their bonus. Be prepared to be the fall guy for any errors even if you are on your day off. Be prepared to "train" new managers beginning with merchandising 101 because any QUALIFIED manager won't be working for this company.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Goods and Bads

      Mar 7, 2019 - IT Project Manager/Business Analyst in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

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

      Cons

      Upper management dosen't get it!

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Decent place when the economy is up

      Nov 8, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I work for a manager who cares and has taught me quite a lot. Most managers are not this way however...I think I just got lucky. Free parking garage or assistance with bus fare. People in my department have all been really nice and helpful. Somewhat flexible working hours.

      Cons

      Now that the economy has slowed down they took away all benefits. For example - Only earn 6 hours of PTO per month, have to make up holidays, lots of layoffs, can only carry over a certain number of PTO hours, haven't received a raise in several years now despite more work on my plate. Upper management has reduced our department staff quite a lot. Upper management only cares about the bottom line. Not much room to advance your career here.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Dog Pound.

      Nov 7, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Pay. Good if you personally know someone in upper management.

      Cons

      Bad if you DO NOT personally know someone in upper management. Either way you're a work horse. The only difference is you get treated as a thorough bread rather than a mule. Safety? OH yeah, for the office workers. In the trailers or connex two blocks away from the building area. When you get hurt the first thing they do is pull out your file to see how many times you've been hurt. That's to move your name closer to the first lay off list, and the do not hire list for the next death zone,,,, oh excuse me I meant to say project. Yeah construction is dangerous but lets really make an effort to implement safety and honest care for the REAL ACTUAL money makers.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      KBR opinion is still pending...

      Mar 24, 2009 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Actually I am a contract worker, the pay is the best reason.

      Cons

      The location, benefits offered and some of the upper management.

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee

      KBR - The Corporate Monster that will eat you alive

      Jul 7, 2008 - Security Coordinator in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The pay is great if you don't mind working 84 hours a week and dealing with less than competant individuals on a daily basis. As long as you are a direct hire, or BRS, you get a great benefits package and 401k. As long as you are working at an overseas location as most are, you get your first 85k of income tax free. That is only if you spend the required 330 days out of the US in a year. Dubai and Kuwait are the best work sites for quality of living but the pay is significantly less.

      Cons

      The living conditions and lack of compassion from upper management. They will tell you that if you are not satisfied to go higher up the chain but the higher you go, the less compassion and humanism you get from this corporate monster. The living conditions in Baghdad International Airport sites are atrocious. Be prepared to live in tents or with up to 4 people sharing a trailer. My husband and I were denied living quarters together due to lack of space. Working 12 hour shifts everyday with nowhere we can go without disturbing roommates, we may as well not even be here together. It is like living in a slave camp but possibly dirtier.

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      3 people found this review helpful
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