Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
2.9 of 5 34 reviews
www.kratosdefense.com San Diego, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated May 30, 2014

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2.9 34 reviews

                             

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions President, CEO, and Director Eric M. DeMarco

Eric M. DeMarco

(18 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good thing I can Juggle...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak down the silos

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Web Developer (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGreat people to work with. The Owner gives nice perks for MLB tickets on 3rd base and private booths. Its continuously growing and becoming a major player in Defense contracts.

    ConsSometimes recognition is misplaced. Mergers can be tough with reorganization. Typical growing pains.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to support a great working environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Robust work environment, detailed job tasks with good support, feedback, and explanations

    Instructional Designer (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsTeams are collaborative and tightly run, projects are always on time, intelligent and caring managers

    ConsFreedom of creative design can be difficult since they follow templated design strategies, and very tight deadlines.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive everyone a voice, somehow, so each person feels heard and appreciated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Project Manager (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNone to mention at this time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Newport, DE

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

    ConsFor 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Project Associate (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGood salary
    Reasonable hours, flexible scheduling

    ConsSome of the office locations very outdated
    Senior Management disconnected with other employees
    Limited interaction with co-workers

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    Great place to work

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Five Years of Opportunity and Exposure to Tier 1 Developers

    Data Warehouse Engineer (Former Employee)
    Springfield, VA

    ProsOver the five years between 2006 - 2011, as an Engineer, I worked on 3 contracts and gain a lot of experience. My business manager was aggressive, fair and provided opportunity to shine and supported training funds for personal development. While at KRATOS, upper management did a great job with benefits (pay raises were fair in the beginning and then went flat in 2010 & 2011).

    ConsKRATOS has gone through many growing pains and depending on your current manager and contract. Like many DOD contractors, you are only viable if you are billable. With all the acquisitions, the company has had a lot of turnover, but that happens in a growing company in DOD.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep growing, but do not lose sight of the value of your employees on-site with the client.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Database Administrator (Current Employee)

    ProsLow stress..ie Govt. contract and learn new technology

    ConsLots of politics and the Pay fro the D.C. are is NOT competetive

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt turns over to much

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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