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Updated Jan 5, 2022

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3.7
64%
Recommend to a Friend
66%
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions President, CEO, and Director Eric M. DeMarco
Eric M. DeMarco
96 Ratings
Pros
  • "Cool work, Great coworkers, Fast paced, Good vacation, Good benefits(in 18 reviews)

  • "Friendly and professional work environment(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "I can only speak for the part of Kratos that I've seen (KDRSS)(in 12 reviews)

  • "Upper management mainly concern themselves with saving money; not much thought in quality(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      APM

      Oct 26, 2021 - Associate Program Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Opportunities, good environment for start out your career

      Cons

      Depending on where you are, overall it's great!

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Castle Built on Sand

      Jan 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Kratos is a decent place to work. The people are friendly and professional, the pay is decent, and the work-life balance can be ok (as long as you're not a senior engineer or manager).

      Cons

      Since Kratos acquired RT Logic, they have been slowly doing the familiar sad thing corporations always do: trying to do more work with fewer people. Upper management has all these grand plans for how they're going to expand the business yet somehow continually try executing these plans without doing their due diligence and getting the proper infrastructure in place. They rely on people stepping up and taking on work additional work of their own volition after creating a bad situation, which usually puts the company itself at risk. After seeing this sort of thing play out multiple times, I can only come to one of two conclusions. Either upper management is completely incompetent or they just want to line their pockets with a few bonuses from big projects and get out as quickly as possible, regardless of what happens to the company.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Work!

      Dec 16, 2021 - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Openness from management and great work.

      Cons

      Lack of direction and scaling

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Interesting Programs and People

      Dec 14, 2021 - Engineering Manager in Jupiter, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You get to work on a variety of programs and the work environment is good. Lots of schedule flexibility. Good benefits.

      Cons

      Flat organization without lots of room for growth.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good life balance.

      Dec 20, 2021 - Engineering Intern in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with

      Cons

      Leadership is slow to adopt new technology

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great work environment

      Dec 3, 2021 - Quality Assurance in Colorado Springs, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      stock, medical, dental, vision ect. . . The management here is understanding and helpful and you cant beat the work life balance.

      Cons

      only that we are a young company and we are still improving.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Place To Work

      Nov 27, 2021 - DSP Systems Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Cutting edge technology -Many incredibly intelligent and motivated people with little to no dead weight. -Freedom to work on what you please -Flexible -Excellent work environment for very driven individuals -Very supportive managers and colleagues. Everyone is generally a teamplayer.

      Cons

      -Used to be a smaller company, but corporate has been adding too much process. Losing its 'family feel' and feels more corporate-like. -A lot of multitasking, which can be good or bad.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor management

      Dec 13, 2021 - Contract Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Parking, good people, decent benefits

      Cons

      Management is top heavy and not in touch with the actual operations of the company.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Exciting place to work

      Nov 3, 2021 - Design Engineer in Roseville, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great technical depth. Exciting fast paced aerospace vehicle development. Professional environment.

      Cons

      Salaries are lower than they should be.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Not a great place to start a career

      Oct 30, 2021 - Structural Analysis Engineer II in Roseville, CA
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      Pros

      Most of the people who work here are really nice. This seems to be a great low-stress place to work for people who are already experts in creating GFEMs, hand calculations, and other structural analysis tasks. I'm basing this off the things I hear my more experienced coworkers say.

      Cons

      They do not mentor junior engineers they just throw you into a task they know is over your head and you either figure it out or fail. Sometimes if you do figure it out they won't like the way you did it so you have to work overtime (unpaid) to do it their way, most of the time for me at least I end up with basically the same answer. It's very difficult to get promoted from within, they prefer to hire from outside.

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