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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions President, CEO, and Director Eric M. DeMarco
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Pros
  • Excellent Management, good benefits, good pay, and hard work is rewarded (in 10 reviews)

  • Solid management, good pay, great mix of people and personalities, expanding company, flexible hours (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • No Leadership direction in the PSS division causing different regions to flounder and the overall success of the division to suffer (in 4 reviews)

  • The division as a whole is suffering from poor leadership and lack of a communicated goal that everyone can get behind (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, very involved management. If you have experience, company promotes from within

    Cons

    Usual challenges working in Defense industry with variable federal budgets


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent Company to work for

    Cons

    Defense work is subject to the whims of the government


  3. Helpful (4)

    "kratos"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time

    Pros

    flexible boss, go with the flow environment, easy going and nice colleagues. People are nice, PTO and medical is average

    Cons

    no room for growth, sometimes will be expected to work long hours, don't care about you as an individual, only the company depending on the department.

    Advice to Management

    provide a more family friendly, caring environment. Have a better wok flow system between departments and more organization. Don't expect people to work until 3am when it could have been avoided.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Accounts Payable Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice building and nice cubicles. Bagels and donuts served weekly.

    Cons

    They could never pay their bills during the time I was there. Terms were net 90 for every vendor expect ones like SDG&E, etc. It was stressful because of this, causing non stop credit holds, non stop emails from vendors wanting payment, statements to review that had months of bills entered but not paid. I couldn't wait to leave. The office supply area was completly bare and empty. It was hard to order supplies. Many temps would buy their own supplies and bring them in. Supplies such as inboxes, file folders, etc, that should have been provided by the company.

    Advice to Management

    Cut costs so that you can pay your bills.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Defense Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Varied work environment. Different types of projects from different defense customers keeps things interesting.

    Cons

    More a criticism of the defense department in general: stuck in a water fall model that does not reflect real world development. This leads to bids that are based on guessing, which leads to stress at the end of projects and inferior results.

    Advice to Management

    Have good career paths your developers. Attempt to lead defense customers to more flexible projects so that there is customer feedback loops and openness.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good support team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits , great team of co-workers, bagel Fridays, holiday BBQ'S. In general if you know your stuff you will do fine.

    Cons

    Stress, pressure some micromanagement, but nothing out of the norm.


  8. "Poor Work Environment Reflects in Morale"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work and beautiful building.

    Cons

    Obnoxious leadership and management lacking in skills that inspire teamwork, creativity and cohesiveness. Much of the old DEI management that drove the company into the ground is still there.

    Advice to Management

    Advice is to corporate management - many of the old DEI employees were looking for a management change and were surprised that changes were never made. The Good Ole Boy Network in Orlando doesn't have the mentality or talent to be a world class talent.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Stuck in the 20th Century"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ocean views from building in San Diego, CA (corporate office),bagels catered every Wednesday, tickets to sporting events raffled to eligible employees,

    Cons

    Unwilling to consider new ideas and ways of accommodating employee needs. Stuck in the past with old-fashioned processes. Too many levels of management, no empowerment to employees. Micro-managing encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Consider alternative work schedules, telecommuting, etc. Find ways to identify non-value added tasks and time wasters. Express genuine appreciation once in a while for non-management personnel.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Quality, caring management that puts employees in position to succeed."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dahlgren, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dahlgren, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Management, good benefits, good pay, and hard work is rewarded. Hours can be somewhat flexible depending on your position.

    Cons

    As with any government contractor, you never really have job security. Other than that, no cons. Great place to work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    OK Pay and health care benefits. Nice offe area.Nice mix of employees.

    Cons

    DE PSS division is dimming to its employees. No opportunity to grow within and no respect to employees personal time

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees ideas and appreciate talent.



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