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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reviews

Updated January 19, 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 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 (3)

    "A good company that went downhill due to mismanagement."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Up until a few years ago everyone worked as a team. Communication was good and you felt like you were part of a family.

    Cons

    To get a promotion, you had to be a complete screw up.
    Loyalty and hard work was never recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Start from scratch and get rid of all DEI management.
    The company is top heavy in management and high salaries.


  2. "a corporate raider"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - I Cannot Share My Job and Maintain Anonymity in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - I Cannot Share My Job and Maintain Anonymity in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    the benefits were good. I don't have anything else good to say.

    Cons

    My department was run by people who didn't know what they were doing, and treated the people who DID know what they were doing poorly. Now, the people who did the work are laid off and the managers are still there. What could they be doing?

    Advice to Management

    Treat the worker bees like the assets they are, and don't let managers run amuck.


  3. "Bad Times with new Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid local employees who really do care.

    Cons

    Upper Management has no principle or business ethics

    Advice to Management

    Go back where you came from and leave this company alone.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great entry into the field

    Cons

    Poor managment, untrustworthy personell practices, lots of promises made none carriered through

    Advice to Management

    Start over


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Ever"

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good locations to get to work from freeway. Hard to write any other Pros to be factual and accurate.

    Cons

    Toxic, back stabbing work environment that allows inappropriate sexual misconduct to go on in the work place at PSS. Allowing employees to "sext" and send weird photos. Other women bragging about it at work and showing around the text messages on company phones. A joke of an interim regional VP who misbehaves with women via company cell phone and a president that knows. Complete chaos all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the toxicity and lies. President is a joke of leadership. The constant turn over at PSS should tell you something about the work environment. Almost everyone is gone. Complete chaos.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Clueless"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Inside work no heavy lifting

    Cons

    Stuck in the past. Most notable quote: "Thats not the way we did it before"

    Advice to Management

    Lay off the compliant yes men and keep the competent people. Not vice versa.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "System Programmer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are almost NO pro's. The company does NOTHING but cut jobs. They lay people off every other week.

    Cons

    Way too many. Constant lay off's. No place to grow. They do not know how to do Bid work and Arizona is a bid market. They hire inexperienced field personnel and the customers pay for that lack of experience. The president of the PSS division lies every chance he gets. The list could go on. We started out with 8 really good experienced guys in the office. The last one left was a really bad salesman.

    Advice to Management

    Spend money get the right people decide on a course and stick to it. If not then SELL the company cause right now all your doing is messing with your employees minds.


  9. "RUN!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time

    Pros

    I cannot think of one - there are some nice people that work there I guess

    Cons

    Mind numbing place to work. Sales has no structure or direction.


  10. "Vice President of Finance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company.

    Cons

    Public Safety and Security Division can't keep their VP, Finance position filled. There have been 4 people over the past 3 years. Management trust is poor, financial difficulties, excessive hours (60 to 70 hours per week), and unethical management behavior are the norm.


  11. "horrible"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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