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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reviews

Updated December 1, 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)

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  1. "Great Company Treats Employers well"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company for Prior Military, very friendly Salary is great and Work is consistent

    Cons

    Living on a contract from DoD is a yearly stress, but otherwise nothing to Negate from the company


  2. "It's pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair salary (for engineers), excellent benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    Long days, management not great

  3. "Its been one great ride"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fellow employees are kind, helpful, and fun.
    401K Matching is pretty industry standard, 9% personal contribution for max matching
    Health plans are really well priced for the employees
    The Colorado Springs office really tries to give back to the employees moral.
    Monthly birthday goodies, Annual parties in summer and winter, BBQs, etc.
    People tend to stick around the company for a long time.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility, though admittedly, due more to lack of turnover.
    The current large contracts are in sustainment, so salaries are not as competitive at the higher ends


  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)

    "Defense Company"

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    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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    "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.


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    "Decent pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, about 10 paid holidays, minimal cost-of-living increases annually

    Cons

    They're a government contractor, so if they lose the contract, you lose your job.

  8. 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".


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Good money
    - Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    - difficult to rise in management quickly


  10. 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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