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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reviews

Updated July 6, 2017
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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 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)

    "This is the place to be."

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    Former Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Fort Hood, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent management, great salary, amazing benefits. Main office people who care about you as an individual and not just as an employee number. Make you feel like your contribution is important.

    Cons

    Sometimes subcontract with the wrong people. The only other problem is, as a subcontractor, you can't work there forever.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! That being said, do due diligence on Prime contractors.


  2. "Mechanical Designer IV"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer IV in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer IV in Roseville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of verity in my work

    Cons

    There was not enough work

    Advice to Management

    Heir me back.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Integrity and Employee Retention"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Kratos has a corporate culture of high integrity and a strong focus on retaining employees with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Kratos is not immune to the downturn in US defense spending, is holding steady but not growing during sequestration.

    Advice to Management

    On the right path distinguishing Kratos from others in the industry, with its focus on high integrity in business practice and employee standards.


  4. "I would work there again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time

    Pros

    The executive management is wonderful and caring. I have never worked anywhere else where the fel had an open door policy and cared so much for the employees of the company. Mr Demarco also cares so much for his community and military families and he leads by example.

    Cons

    i wish that Ms Bold was still there as COO. She was missed when she left the company

    Advice to Management

    Please keep up the good work. I was one of your "worker bees" and it was a wonderful experience working at corporate headquarters.


  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyable Experience"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Five Years of Opportunity and Exposure to Tier 1 Developers"

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    Former Employee - Data Warehouse Engineer in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Data Warehouse Engineer in Springfield, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Over the five years between 2006 - 2011, as an Engineer, I worked on 3 contracts and gain a lot of experience. My business manager was aggressive, fair and provided opportunity to shine and supported training funds for personal development. While at KRATOS, upper management did a great job with benefits (pay raises were fair in the beginning and then went flat in 2010 & 2011).

    Cons

    KRATOS has gone through many growing pains and depending on your current manager and contract. Like many DOD contractors, you are only viable if you are billable. With all the acquisitions, the company has had a lot of turnover, but that happens in a growing company in DOD.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing, but do not lose sight of the value of your employees on-site with the client.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid management, good pay, great mix of people and personalities, expanding company, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Hard to move up because of the size of company, not enough Business Development to win new contracts


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