Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reviews

Updated May 30, 2014
Updated May 30, 2014
34 Reviews

2.9
34 Reviews
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions President, CEO, and Director Eric M. DeMarco
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  1.  

    Good thing I can Juggle...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

    Pros

    Lots of things to do
    Different projects to work on
    Friendly employees (for the most part)

    Cons

    Lots of things to do
    Smaller teams
    So many moving parts it can get confusing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the silos

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor pay, little concern and no support for the regular employee

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Really can't think of any

    Cons

    Not competitive wages. Little if any employee support from management. I worked at a remote location (not a Kratos facility) but was only a few miles from the regional Kratos headquarters. The manager responsible for the contract I was on never contacted me via email and only visited the site once or twice per year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Medical, Dental, and 401k Benefits. Lots of opportunity to think outside the box.

    Cons

    None to mention at this time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Strong company with room to grow and improve on an already solid foundation.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Newport, DE
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Newport, DE

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Large company with a wide reach of territory and products. Solid leadership in many areas.

    Cons

    For those who do not enjoy the corporate style of business, Kratos may not be the best fit. As the company continues to grow, leadership has done a lot to standardize processes across the board, and there is much more of a large corporation feel than a small business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    not bad

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    Current Employee - Quality Inspector
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They have decent benefits to offer

    Cons

    have a hard time with getting pay increase

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall positive learning experience, but unfortunately, things have gotten worse with the economy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great professional development experiences. Lots of growth opportunities where I was at. Had good mentors and coaches during the growth years.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs recently. Leadership of business unit has gone downhill because of key leaders no longer with company. Too many acquisitions coupled with the competitive, low-bid wins contract environment, has made company growth stagnant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Solid management, good pay, great mix of people and personalities, expanding company, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Hard to move up because of the size of company, not enough Business Development to win new contracts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    More Interested In Acquisitions than compensation or training for Front-Line Employees!

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great front-line worker camaraderie and the ESOP is very competitive!

    Cons

    Compared to other Defense Contractors such as SAIC, CACI the pay is very uncompetitive and it's obvious middle management has been mandated to cut training and compensation in order to go on a acquisition spree. The pay in the D.C. area is around 20% lower than what similar firms pay. On my exit interview the Govt. side wants to know why turn-over is so high and I intend on telling them why! Since turn-over is so high, Ive been told their probably going to lose this Govt. Contract when it comes up for renewal. Greed will cost you in the long run!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your Acquisition spree in lieu of taking care of your front-line workers will eventually come back to bite you! Trust me, I'm hearing the Govt. is getting tired of you sparing resources on your employees while purchasing assets which reflects your core values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fine

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist  in  Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Winter Park, FL

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

    Pros

    Large Corporation with ESPP option.

    Cons

    Coomunication can always improve and clear expectations can be set.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value a good employee- show it.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Certain people can perform poorly or fall short of completing anything and nothing is said.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

    Pros

    The company has good benefits, holidays and most of the employees care about what we do. The GM has a good attitude and I believe that he tries to promote a good environment to work in and encourage us to sell, install and service a good product while being profitable.

    Cons

    Trying to do the best job possible and getting the same recognition as the people who don't do the job very well. What would make someone want to excel if you are treated the same as the people who don't complete or even care about the end product (or know how to do the job right).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable, let them know what is expected of them. If they don't know, then teach them. If they still can't do it then put them in a position that better suits them. If there isn't a better place for them them maybe they need to find a new career. Some people have NO supervision or accountability at all(very few) They come and go as they please and no one knows where they are or what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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