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KBR
4.1 (183)
Industry: Engineering and Construction - HQ: Houston, TX
http://www.kbr.com

KBR Reviews

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Average Rating
(based on 86 KBR Review Ratings)
Company Culture 3.9
Growth Opportunities 3.8
People You Work With 4.4
Person You Work For 4.3
Rewards You Receive 4.2
Support You Get 4.0
Way You Work 4.4
Work Setting 3.8
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183 KBR Company Reviews and Ratings

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Anonymous Employee
Posted 2 months ago in Houston, TX

"I worked for KBR for 4 years in Iraq, working on the forward operating bases for the Army. The conditions of living you can imagine were not the best but the income was worth the conditions."

Growth Opportunities 2 Company Culture 3 Person You Work For 4
Work Setting 1 People You Work With 4 Support You Get 5
Rewards You Receive 5 Way You Work 5

Company Rating Comparison

4.1
KBR (183)

4.3 Highest Rated in this Industry is Richmond American Homes (24)
2.1 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Osmose (6)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (871)
Anonymous Employee
Posted 2 months ago in Houston, TX

"Great place to work! Competitive pay... would definitely work for them again!"

Rewards You Receive 5 Work Setting 4 Support You Get 5
Company Culture 4 Person You Work For 4 Way You Work 5
Growth Opportunities 4 People You Work With 5

Average KBR Ratings in the Past 5 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $3
2013 $4
Anonymous Employee
Posted 6 months ago in Houston, TX
Rewards You Receive 5 Company Culture 5 People You Work With 5
Support You Get 5 Person You Work For 5 Work Setting 5
Growth Opportunities 5 Way You Work 5

Common Words Used To Describe Working at KBR

"good benefits"
3 Reviewers
"good pay"
4 Reviewers
"great opportunity"
3 Reviewers
LOGCAP
Posted last year in Houston, TX

"A great company to work for, without a doubt."

What do you like about working at KBR?

"I like everything. This is a company that has what it takes to conduct business."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Stay focused and do a great job, and you'll be awarded."

What don't you like about working at KBR?

"They need to promote employees in a timely manner who are doing a great job."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management was great. There's absolutely nothing that I can say about the management that needs to be addressed."

Support You Get 5 Person You Work For 5 Work Setting 5
Way You Work 5 Rewards You Receive 5 Growth Opportunities 5
People You Work With 4 Company Culture 5
Construction Manager
Posted last year in Wilmington, DE

What do you like about working at KBR?

"I like the environment and the projects, as well as the coworkers whom I work with."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be completely honest with everyone. If you do not know something or are not sure on how to do something, be honest and admit it, as you cannot save the ship if you do not know how to plug a hole."

What don't you like about working at KBR?

"Sometimes there is not a clear decision-making process, and sometimes there is no teamwork with the superintendents and the construction managers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The superintendents need to work as a team with the construction managers, and not work against us."

Way You Work 5 Rewards You Receive 4 Work Setting 4
Growth Opportunities 4 Support You Get 4 Person You Work For 5
Company Culture 4 People You Work With 5
Project Engineer
Posted last year in Macon, GA

"Lots of OTJ training."

What do you like about working at KBR?

"I like the freedom to work as needed to finish each assignment on time."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Keep an open mind. Large companies have lots of opportunities."

What don't you like about working at KBR?

"I dislike too many controls and red tape when it comes to new policies."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They need some new blood in the ranks; it's a new age of construction."

Work Setting 1 Growth Opportunities 1 Person You Work For 3
Company Culture 1 People You Work With 2 Support You Get 2
Rewards You Receive 3 Way You Work 4
Construction Manager
Posted last year in Huachuca City, AZ

What do you like about working at KBR?

"I like the challenges to complete projects on time and under budget."

What don't you like about working at KBR?

"I dislike the challenges of completing projects with constant changes of scope."

Person You Work For 4 Way You Work 4 Support You Get 3
Company Culture 4 Work Setting 4 Growth Opportunities 5
People You Work With 4 Rewards You Receive 5
Project Leader
Posted last year in Houston, TX

"Challenging, fulfilling, and an honor to serve our U.S. troops."

What do you like about working at KBR?

"I like working at KBR in the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program because of the complex mission of building bases and providing support for our U.S. troops."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"KBR is a great company to work for. Potential employees should have a good understanding of their job requirements and expect change once hired."

What don't you like about working at KBR?

"As with most companies, politics in the workplace is discouraging, but the lack of key personnel in critical positions was the biggest challenge."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Selection of candidates for key positions should be according to their skill sets and not their affiliation with organizations or current employees. A weak link in a key management position has a cascading downstream effect. Communication within management could also be improved to increase efficiency and effectiveness."

Work Setting 4 Growth Opportunities 4 Rewards You Receive 5
Support You Get 5 Company Culture 4 People You Work With 5
Person You Work For 5 Way You Work 5
Lead Process Engineer
Posted last year in Birmingham, AL

"KBR is a great place to work."

What do you like about working at KBR?

"I like the good people and the good pay."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself."

What don't you like about working at KBR?

"Work is a bit unstable."

People You Work With 5 Company Culture 4 Person You Work For 4
Work Setting 5 Growth Opportunities 5 Support You Get 5
Way You Work 4 Rewards You Receive 5
Business Process Analyst
Posted last year in Houston, TX

What do you like about working at KBR?

"My paycheck is direct-deposited on time every two weeks."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you haven't graduated yet, study hard so you can get a better job elsewhere. Otherwise, don't get too attached to the place."

What don't you like about working at KBR?

"Money controls every decision, which stifles creativity and long-range planning."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would keep the clients away from the engineers/developers and force them to work through a filter/liaison."

Growth Opportunities 1 Way You Work 1 Support You Get 3
Company Culture 3 Person You Work For 2 Rewards You Receive 3
People You Work With 3 Work Setting 2
Senior Systems Administrator
Posted last year in Houston, TX

What do you like about working at KBR?

"It is centrally located. I like my boss, some very good coworkers, and the 9/80 work week."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be ready to roll with the punches, and do more with less."

What don't you like about working at KBR?

"Some coworkers outside of my team are very difficult, promotions are very rare, and there is little innovation."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Focus more on IT, sales, and proposals; have better employee benefits."

People You Work With 3 Person You Work For 4 Work Setting 2
Support You Get 2 Rewards You Receive 2 Growth Opportunities 1
Company Culture 2 Way You Work 3
Senior Operations Analyst
Posted last year in Houston, TX

What do you like about working at KBR?

"I enjoy my specific project. I have had the opportunity to use my creativity and knowledge to create a computer system like no other in our industry."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a good place to make a decent wage and gather experience. Use it as a stepping stone to a rewarding career - somewhere else!"

What don't you like about working at KBR?

"The corporate culture, sub-par pay, and lack of respect by management to employees is unbearable. The structure here is such that only those with connections are promoted, while everyone is endlessly moved laterally. Management shows a clear disdain for subordinates and regards all employees as insignificant worker bees. People outside of management or without connections are treated with the same regard as a copier or computer. You are a resource, not a person. I have had several managers tell me, Everyone can be replaced."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would make sure my company had a culture which rewards talent, dedication, hard work, and results. People would rise in the ranks based on performance and the value brought to the company. In addition, I would dissolve the rampant nepotism that plagues KBR."

Rewards You Receive 4 Person You Work For 1 Growth Opportunities 1
Work Setting 3 Support You Get 3 Company Culture 1
Way You Work 2 People You Work With 2
Technical Recruiter
Posted last year in Birmingham, AL

What do you like about working at KBR?

"My superviser and I work very well together and I enjoy the people whom I work with."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ask about the rate of turnover. Consider other companies in the market and the amount of client companies they are working with in their immediate market, as well the relationship that they have with them."

What don't you like about working at KBR?

"My company has experienced a massive turnover, which I have survived, but the future is unsure."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"My suggestions for management are: creating unity among teams, short-term goal setting and achievement opportunities, and stronger communication."

Company Culture 4 Growth Opportunities 3 Way You Work 4
Support You Get 5 Person You Work For 4 Work Setting 5
People You Work With 5 Rewards You Receive 3
Technical Professional
Posted last year in Chicago, IL

"It was pleasant, challenging, and stressful at times."

What do you like about working at KBR?

"My likes are: organization, discipline, online university, the culture of safety, and the 9/80 schedule."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be honest, be confident, be humble, and be true to yourself."

What don't you like about working at KBR?

"I did not like the accumulation of paid time off or PTO."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Check transcripts of records of applicants who wished to be called engineers."

Rewards You Receive 4 Company Culture 5 Growth Opportunities 4
People You Work With 5 Support You Get 5 Person You Work For 5
Work Setting 5 Way You Work 5
Army Contractor
Posted last year in Houston, TX

"I worked in Iraq and DubaI in various capacities."

What do you like about working at KBR?

"I liked working for the military and the diverse people whom I had the chance to meet."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is fairly simple to negate the interview with KBR recruiters."

What don't you like about working at KBR?

"I missed some of my freedom living in the US."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest better accountability for managers and their actions."

Way You Work 3 Work Setting 2 Growth Opportunities 3
People You Work With 4 Rewards You Receive 5 Person You Work For 4
Support You Get 3 Company Culture 4
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