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
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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

    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.  

    Web Developer

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support a great working environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Robust work environment, detailed job tasks with good support, feedback, and explanations

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in San Diego, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give everyone a voice, somehow, so each person feels heard and appreciated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    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
  6.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Newport, DE
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Newport, DE

    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
  7.  

    Good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Good salary
    Reasonable hours, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Some of the office locations very outdated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

    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    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  

    Five Years of Opportunity and Exposure to Tier 1 Developers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Warehouse Engineer  in  Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Data Warehouse Engineer in Springfield, VA

    Pros

    Over 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).

    Cons

    KRATOS 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing, but do not lose sight of the value of your employees on-site with the client.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator
    Current Employee - Database Administrator

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It turns over to much

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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