Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

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Web Developer

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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 an year)

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
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Kratos acquired my company, lost contracts, underbid contracts, and layoffs followed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Kratos upper management maintained a hands off approach to acquired companies, for the most part. Talented individuals working as a cohesive team produced great products and services.

    Cons

    Not much job security here. Few contracts were won, and those were underbid, placing excessive burdens on employees to do more with less. The prospect of decreased benefits caused many employees to leave, and layoffs thinned the herd further.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A corporate reputation for quality cannot be maintained if quality employees are not retained.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hot to cold

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and/or telecommute options depending on your job title. As one of the worker bees in the production department, I was able to work primarily from home as long as work was completed/turned-in on/before deadlines. When contract is "on", its a fast work environment with opportunities to build on skills not necessarily within your job description. Good project management system.

    Cons

    When a contract is getting to its' end, you'll find yourself with nothing to do more and more and you could be sitting on "overhead" for weeks until the next project ramped up. This seems to be the norm with most DoD contracting companies, but the wait in between projects became longer (more like months) as Kratos focused more on acquisitions. Instead, there is more of a competitive, low-bid wins contract environment which has lead to heavy layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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