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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reviews

Updated August 30, 2017
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions President, CEO, and Director Eric M. DeMarco
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Pros
  • Had good benefits, good work environment (in 12 reviews)

  • Excellent Management, good benefits, good pay, and hard work is rewarded (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)

    "Kratos SecureInfo - An Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant, talented, hard-working team; fast-paced environment; good, competitive, pay and benefits package (health, dental, PTO, etc.); somewhat flexible work schedule (dependent on project assigned), snacks in the kitchen; and holiday parties

    Cons

    Challenges are the typical challenges of working in an IT environment- tight deadlines on some projects that require longer hours for employees; some demanding customers etc. Nothing out of the ordinary if you are used to working in IT. Mid-level and high-level management handle these challenges well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. "Kratos"

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    Current Employee - Service Administrator in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Service Administrator in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and hours were good.

    Cons

    This company has no leadership and it has no direction.

    Advice to Management

    Get some direction and get your processes uniformed.

  3. "Invest in your people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Invest in your people and hold management responsible.

    Cons

    No one is ever held responsible.

    Advice to Management

    Hold program managers responsible


  4. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A very good place to work.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers and people are excited to work here.

    Cons

    Too much turnover. The good people are always leaving for other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain your good employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management Central"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice building, steady work for FT positions.

    Cons

    Small business thinking. Much of the management is old DEI mindset which manages through Intimidation. Old style management techniques.

    Advice to Management

    Add some diversity to the staff to try to bring fresh perspectives in unification and morale boosting.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyable Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Pleasurable environment, good benefits, exciting projects. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing noted at this point in my employment.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  9. Helpful (5)

    "kratos"

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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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Defense Company"

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    • 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.


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