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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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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 (2)

    "Accounts Payable Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice building and nice cubicles. Bagels and donuts served weekly.

    Cons

    They could never pay their bills during the time I was there. Terms were net 90 for every vendor expect ones like SDG&E, etc. It was stressful because of this, causing non stop credit holds, non stop emails from vendors wanting payment, statements to review that had months of bills entered but not paid. I couldn't wait to leave. The office supply area was completly bare and empty. It was hard to order supplies. Many temps would buy their own supplies and bring them in. Supplies such as inboxes, file folders, etc, that should have been provided by the company.

    Advice to Management

    Cut costs so that you can pay your bills.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Defense Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good support team"

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    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (2)

    "Stuck in the 20th Century"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ocean views from building in San Diego, CA (corporate office),bagels catered every Wednesday, tickets to sporting events raffled to eligible employees,

    Cons

    Unwilling to consider new ideas and ways of accommodating employee needs. Stuck in the past with old-fashioned processes. Too many levels of management, no empowerment to employees. Micro-managing encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Consider alternative work schedules, telecommuting, etc. Find ways to identify non-value added tasks and time wasters. Express genuine appreciation once in a while for non-management personnel.


  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    OK Pay and health care benefits. Nice offe area.Nice mix of employees.

    Cons

    DE PSS division is dimming to its employees. No opportunity to grow within and no respect to employees personal time

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees ideas and appreciate talent.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Potential Not Maximized"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast to implement key decisions

    Cons

    Needs to improve automation of consolidated BU information

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warner Robins, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warner Robins, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Nice summer or second job

    Cons

    Management isn't helpful
    Employees gossip about present & past employees
    Too much down time
    No job security


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Kratos offers very good employees benefits

    Cons

    Lack of core values which has consequences


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