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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reviews

Updated June 26, 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)

  • 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. "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.


  2. 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.


  4. "internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions as an intern

    Pros

    it is a great place to work

    Cons

    there is no inconvenients. I have nothing to say

    Advice to Management

    I have nothing to say. I have nothing to say


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  6. 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".


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    "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

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    "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.


  9. "Very Good Company to work in for the long term !"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Technology Leader, Innovative, Very good team, Team-work, challenging projects, fair towards employees, successful, known very well in Israel (EYAL, GMI), long track record.

    Cons

    No options to executives, No upside expected.

    Advice to Management

    Consider giving options to executive level, that's very common in most companies in Israel also in the US for sure companies that public


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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