Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

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Updated March 18, 2015
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions President, CEO, and Director Eric M. DeMarco
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  1. ok company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whippany, NJ

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    nice people to work with, pay abit low, benefits are just ok

    Cons

    company treat employees like idiots, no management, total fear culture, Company treats employees with resentment and are expendable, no chances for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Corporate need to take better care of employees and value their work skills rather than pretending and appearing to be PC

  2. Helpful (1)

    Company does not compensate it's employees equally and places value of certain positions over others.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

    Pros

    The company is mostly relaxed. There are never really any crisis moments that you are expected to put in an insane amount of extra time. Most of the people working there are good people.

    Cons

    Many of the challenges involve the dangling carrot philosophy. Management hangs the idea of upward movement and promises of bigger and better things in the future just out of reach. When you reach the supposed goal required to move you forward, the carrot is dangled just a little further out. Also, management values certain job titles/positions over others and shows clear favoritism for people in those positions.

    Advice to Management

    My basic advice to management would be that at some point, the carrot had to be reachable. If the carrot is always dangled out of reach, people are going to start looking for other companies that actually give their employees the chance to ascend the ladder. Also, showing blatant favoritism for a particular position in your workforce is guaranteed to divide your team and make employees look elsewhere for a better work environment. All employees should be treated fairly and equally. Employees should be compensated based on their value to the company, not just because they are in a position management already shows favoritism to.

  3. No proper training or written procedure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly group of people to work with.

    Cons

    This place lacks proper training and support. There is no written procedures for many positions. Communication between management and workers very poor. People don't know how to do their jobs, but not because of lack of interest, it's lack of support and training. Management doesn't inform proper people when important changes are made throughout the company. They don't seem to care about their workers.

    Advice to Management

    find out who needs to know important

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  5. Toxic environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work and challenging. So many problems which need to be repaired. this keeps you busy and hopping all the time

    Cons

    Management is weak. Great employees who want to excel at their jobs but know their hands are tied. they follow rules and processes without ever questioning right from wrong. Corporate believes employees are idiots and have previously stated that. Not much respect for lower-level employees. They are considered dispensable. Watch your back all the time and learn how to play the game. schmoozing is what it is all about.

    Advice to Management

    Kratos looks bad with all of the hiring and firing to improve the appearance of SG & A. Hire the right people to get the job done properly and on time.

  6. Security

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large Corporation, decent benefits, Provides training.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. in transition of management. Loss of key workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Hire proper management

  7. TERRIBLE CEO...LACK OF CUSTOMER FOCUS...POOR AREA REPUTATION

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

    Pros

    Good colleagues
    Good work environment
    Good facilities
    Competitive employee benefits
    Good customers
    Competitive salaries

    Cons

    Poor contract base
    Inadequate backlog
    Weak marketing team
    Weak proposal team
    Lack of corporate guidance and focus
    Non-technical CEO
    Poor local reputation
    Poor local management...rarely sees or talks to customers...does not support local employees...has little control over operations
    Poor job security

    Advice to Management

    Provide credible, local, senior management that interfaces daily with customers

  8. Kratos-Dahlgren Location

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in King George, VA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in King George, VA

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Most of the Colleagues are nice and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    I was hired over the phone and not fully evaluated for the position I was put in. The company did not do an good job of placing me on the Navy base where I would succeed. The Navy base buildings were run down and nasty where they place me with no cell phone signal. Also no sick time off just paid time off in which vacation and sick time was rolled into one, so if you get sick you will take away from your vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    When interviewing please properly ask interview questions that relate to the actually job the candidate will be doing. Conduct an phone screening plus flight or bring candidates in for face to face interview so he or she will get an better feel for the job and employer will get an feel for candidate to make sure it is an good fit.

  9. Stay away

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

    Pros

    Great co-workers, decent pay, I wish I had more pros. Sorry

    Cons

    The general manager at the office I worked out of has no communication skills whatsoever and treats the employees like they are idiots.
    Many people have left recently and upper management fail to see that the general manager is causing the company to lose customers and employees.
    Its a miracle that the place is still in business.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate why so many employees have left recently and perhaps assign a new general manager for one of your main offices....

  10. Kraptos

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits. Made some good friends.

    Cons

    Fast growth and zero job security since new management came in with a new
    Vision which translates to keep the cheapest employees.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace your insecurities.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Stay Clear of this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees who work hard as a team and attempt to support each other.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, lack of resources, lack of ethics in higher management. Everything is about driving the stock price.

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