Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

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Updated April 16, 2015
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions President, CEO, and Director Eric M. DeMarco
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  1. Engineering

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

    Pros

    Worked with great people and with new technology

    Cons

    Management was always cutting jobs. Not sure why.

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard workers and align all teams to work towards the same end goal!

  2. Good company, great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fullerton, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Kratos PSS is a good company for access control and CCTV integration. I worked there for 6 years and met and worked with some great people. The projects that I worked on were all over the country and were primarily for the USMC. As a veteran it was a pleasure to support our troops in a way that made a significant difference in their ability to perform realistic and meaningful training.

    Cons

    Kratos is a very large corporation and it is easy to get lost so far as corporate attention to its smaller branches. The PSS branch is a tight knit organization that has to subordinate itself to the corporate goals even if they do not promote branch growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to take care of your people and they will take care of you. Do not ignore the lower management suggestions that can make a big difference in profitability.

  3. Helpful (1)

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Kratos

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with. I also enjoyed being challenges and allowed to pursue personal growth.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication from corporate was reactive vs. proactive.

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  5. Good thing I can Juggle...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Break down the silos

  6. Web Developer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Continue to support a great working environment.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None to mention at this time.

  9. 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

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  10. Good place to work

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

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

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