Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
41 Reviews
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions President, CEO, and Director Eric M. DeMarco
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay Clear of this company

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Employees who work hard as a team and attempt to support each other.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, lack of resources, lack of ethics in higher management. Everything is about driving the stock price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 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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  5.  

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

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    • 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)

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor pay, little concern and no support for the regular employee

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Really can't think of any

    Cons

    Not competitive wages. Little if any employee support from management. I worked at a remote location (not a Kratos facility) but was only a few miles from the regional Kratos headquarters. The manager responsible for the contract I was on never contacted me via email and only visited the site once or twice per year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Lack of focus on business as a whole

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallastown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallastown, PA

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

    Pros

    Agreesive and forward thinking in some of their groups.

    Cons

    Some divisions are not innovative and have short sighted goals that affect long term growth. Some of the companies they have aquired are top heavy in the management ranks and do not operate efficiently. (Too Many Cooks Syndrome)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at leaning up your organization. Look at what talent you have at executive and management levels and cut the redundencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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)

    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
  9.  

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

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    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)

    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
  10.  

    Kratos has a good CEO who is trying.

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and holiday schedule. CEO is very open and tries to keep employees informed.

    Cons

    No bonus program or stock options for non-management personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better incentive program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    not bad

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    Current Employee - Quality Inspector
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector

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

    Pros

    They have decent benefits to offer

    Cons

    have a hard time with getting pay increase

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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