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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reviews

Updated November 19, 2016
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions President, CEO, and Director Eric M. DeMarco
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Pros
  • Pleasurable environment, good benefits, exciting projects (in 11 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)

    "Good support team"

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    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company with great health benefits!

    Cons

    Veteran employees that are jaded with the company and they let everybody know it.

    Advice to Management

    Do not throw your employees "under the bus".


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company w decent benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallastown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallastown, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, innovative products

    Cons

    Military contract work has ups and downs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving the cheese, change is difficult but makes improvements over time.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  6. "Freelance"

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    Former Freelancer - Proposal Writer/Editor in Alexandria, VA
    Former Freelancer - Proposal Writer/Editor in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pretty good pay for the short freelance gig I did. Staff seemed pretty knowledgeable. Product I wrote/edited the government proposal for was unique to the space (as most defense contractor products are).

    Cons

    I honestly wasn't there long enough to make a good judgment of any downsides.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, great people"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Kratos PSS is a good company for access control and CCTV integration. I worked there for 6 years and met and worked with some great people. The projects that I worked on were all over the country and were primarily for the USMC. As a veteran it was a pleasure to support our troops in a way that made a significant difference in their ability to perform realistic and meaningful training.

    Cons

    Kratos is a very large corporation and it is easy to get lost so far as corporate attention to its smaller branches. The PSS branch is a tight knit organization that has to subordinate itself to the corporate goals even if they do not promote branch growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to take care of your people and they will take care of you. Do not ignore the lower management suggestions that can make a big difference in profitability.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Web Developer"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. The Owner gives nice perks for MLB tickets on 3rd base and private booths. Its continuously growing and becoming a major player in Defense contracts.

    Cons

    Sometimes recognition is misplaced. Mergers can be tough with reorganization. Typical growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support a great working environment.


  9. Helpful (2)

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

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Give everyone a voice, somehow, so each person feels heard and appreciated.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    Reasonable hours, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Some of the office locations very outdated
    Senior Management disconnected with other employees
    Limited interaction with co-workers


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