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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reviews

Updated February 8, 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 (4)

    "kratos"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Defense Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warner Robins, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warner Robins, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Nice summer or second job

    Cons

    Management isn't helpful
    Employees gossip about present & past employees
    Too much down time
    No job security


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  5. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent product offerings - easy sell

    Cons

    Poor leadership and compensation. Needs improvement with CEO

    Advice to Management

    Encourage cooperation amongst business units


  6. Helpful (1)

    "So Much Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Poised to be a big player in the security field with some excellent players and outstanding accounts. Could be a real contender with the right focus.

    Cons

    No Leadership direction in the PSS division causing different regions to flounder and the overall success of the division to suffer. The division as a whole is suffering from poor leadership and lack of a communicated goal that everyone can get behind.

    Advice to Management

    Fix upper management issues.


  7. "Kratos Defense and Security Solutions"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Tech in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great local supervisor, good location

    Cons

    Company cares more about profit and not enough about employees.


  8. "horrible"

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    Current Employee - Tech in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Tech in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits are the only plus

    Cons

    Egos nepotism ethics raises and compensation

    Advice to Management

    Break up current pas management


  9. "Challenging and Rewarding Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is a performance-based culture that values competency, accountability, initiative and rewards performance based on measurable results rather than your education or military pedigree. Strategic goals and objectives are clear and the organizational structure of the company is aligned to facilitate quick decisions.

    Cons

    Honestly - I could complain about a less than optimal business process or a less than effective leader, but I choose to focus on personal accountability. The defense industry and current acquisition process/practices are not fun. There are days where your passion for supporting our Department of Defense is the only "incentive" you will have to say "I love my job!"

    Advice to Management

    Focus on talent management. We are at a point in the organization's growth where I believe that focusing on acquiring, managing, developing and retaining top tier talent will be the differentiation that takes Kratos to the next level.


  10. "Lots of opportunity for growth"

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Dallastown, PA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Dallastown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has made great strides in organization and the quality management system in the last year.

    Cons

    Still a lot of hard work to be done to get the CM up to where it needs to be. Work loads can be heavy at times. There are a number of cultural obstacles that need to be overcome to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate and allow those who are empowered to make the decisions. Focus more on the outlook long-term and allow the day to day management to be done by those who are more in touch with everything that happens daily.


  11. "Asked to review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits package and co-workers are great.

    Cons

    Poor pay and the only raises are 2% annually. The company is top heavy and there is little or no consideration much less communication with us "worker bees"! This company could be great if they would check their egos and get rid of the control freaks in Orlando!

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't listen anyway! They've lost so many good people!



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