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KBR provides an enjoyable work environment, ensures very good communications at all levels and values employees. There are good opportunities for advancement.
KBR Australia has a high staff turnover with people being there for more than 4 years being unusual. The pay is OK, but many other defence contractors pay more. KBR's timesheet system is terrible, i.e. user unfriendly, often does not work etc. KBR does not pay as much as it should due to having to pay in to KBR America. KBR America only has a negative benefit to KBR Australia, i.e. stupid emails from HR, time consuming, user unfriendly performance reviews, too many presidents, vice presidents etc. KBR Australia has too many administration staff who are mainly useless and do not seem to appreciate that they are there to support the people who earn the money for KBR.
Great experience working with KBR, worked with different people of different nationalities and cultural background.
Good working environment and workplace culture with professional staff, continue learning and provide opportunity to accept other relevant position as the project demand.
Frequent chance to visit family back home.
Working in Iraq. Enemy fire a continuous concern. Work 7 days a week, 12 hours per day. 2 Week paid vacation every 4 months. Meals and quarters provided. Temperatures can reach 145 degrees in the summer. Convoys between bases are extremely hazardous. Travel into and out of the country is hazardous. Great people on the sites.
KbRWyle is a poor choice for an employee. Management is disengaged and focuses on initiatives like Zero harm rather than the customer and employee satisfaction. Staff are not listened too and anyone with an opinion that is not aligned with mgmt will be pusged aside and may be terminated. This is not a safe environment for Contractors.
Feels good on Day1
every other day is worse
KBR is a World wide organisation, operating in many interesting and exciting locations, which I relish.Recently completed a successful contract at Ichthys , Darwin, NT and was treated in accordance with their strict employment policies and another opportunity to work with an international company doing interesting projects would be very rewarding for my professional career,Regards
A typical day at work on the last project would include the following, 1 A progress meeting with my team of engineers and draftsmen. Sort out any problems by our joint effort or, if the problem involved client standard specs for instance, a meeting with the client representative. 2 Clear my personal work load which usually involved vendor queries concerning equipment on order and any problems with deliveries. 3 Drawing reviews which I would carry out myself if it concerned instruments and control systems (PLC design) and with other engineers when the drawings were other disciplines. 4 Always making myself available for assisting my team.
On that project, the atmosphere in the office was very pleasant.
As the project progressed, I thought the client tended to interfere at times.
Decision making driven by how company tracking globally, stifles innovation locally. People are generally nice to work with but morale is not that high, have been so many redundancies that everyone constantly wondering whether they will be next.
There has been a perceptible shift in management style at KBR in the last two years or so. The culture is now one of perpetual crisis due to inadequate resourcing to save on costs - with an expectation that employees will work additional unpaid hours each week.
Very bad management, with too many people from overseas? Do not employ to many from Queensland. I was bullied and neglected.
ExamAll the tenders need approval from USA
During my tenure, I have learnt to be a competent SAP user and other sub systems required in the Project. I had an excellent relationship with my direct reports and I would say we were the dream team and I would work with them again in a heartbeat. My biggest challenge perhaps is dealing with bully at work which I believe is prevalent in all workplace. Also, being a Project Hire I am not entitled to any staff benefit apart from the standard 4-wk annual leave per year and Income Protection Insurance.
Great learning opportunities
Zero staff benefits for Project Hire