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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent Management, good benefits, good pay, and hard work is rewarded (in 10 reviews)

  • Solid management, good pay, great mix of people and personalities, expanding company, flexible hours (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)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Potential Not Maximized"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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".


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Too many layers of management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule to accommodate lifestyle.

    Cons

    Expense reports took forever, convoluted and old school.

    Advice to Management

    Update policies and procedures.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Good money
    - Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    - difficult to rise in management quickly


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company w decent benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent product offerings - easy sell

    Cons

    Poor leadership and compensation. Needs improvement with CEO

    Advice to Management

    Encourage cooperation amongst business units


  11. Helpful (1)

    "So Much Potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Poised to be a big player in the security field with some excellent players and outstanding accounts. Could be a real contender with the right focus.

    Cons

    No Leadership direction in the PSS division causing different regions to flounder and the overall success of the division to suffer. The division as a whole is suffering from poor leadership and lack of a communicated goal that everyone can get behind.

    Advice to Management

    Fix upper management issues.



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