Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

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Updated July 28, 2015
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions President, CEO, and Director Eric M. DeMarco
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  1. Freelance

    Former Freelancer - Proposal Writer/Editor in Alexandria, VA
    Former Freelancer - Proposal Writer/Editor in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pretty good pay for the short freelance gig I did. Staff seemed pretty knowledgeable. Product I wrote/edited the government proposal for was unique to the space (as most defense contractor products are).

    Cons

    I honestly wasn't there long enough to make a good judgment of any downsides.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Engineering

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good company, great people

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Kratos

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good thing I can Juggle...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    Web Developer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Continue to support a great working environment.


  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None to mention at this time.


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Newport, DE
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Newport, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

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

    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



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