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Kwajalein Range Services Reviews

Updated June 11, 2017
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  1. "Potential is there"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kwajalein Range Services full-time

    Pros

    Some of the employees are great.

    Cons

    Some of the employees are lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Take pride and make it a professional place. There is more to making a great company than safety.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Do not accept a position here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kwajalein Range Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really don't have anything here to add. I've thought about it and have started a Pro's and Con's list no Pros to mention.

    Cons

    I have a list of around 50 Con's so far. I would not ever suggest working here. They are all liars. The contract is ending but they won't admit it. You will not have a job in about 1.5 yrs unless the new contractor takes you on. Low pay, low or no raises.

  3. "Has been a good working experience. It seems to me that if you work hard that will be recognized."

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    Current Employee - Server Administrator in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Server Administrator in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kwajalein Range Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    In general, hard work is recognized and rewarded. It can sometimes be challenging if you have to work in a remote location but overall the island life outweighs any downsides.

    Cons

    This is not a large company so the insurance is not bad but certainly not top notch. Also you can't really plan to work there forever since this company was formed just for a single government contract.

    Advice to Management

    Be stronger to implement higher competitive salaries. Also allow people to take lower level positions to get in with the company to transition to higher payed jobs. Currently there is a max pay increase you can have. For instance if you get employed as a entry level position and in reality you are a higher level. You cannot easily get that higher level position with the salary mid point because they won;t allow your pay to increase by that amount.


  4. "Interesting work serving your country's national defense"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kwajalein Range Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back operating environment
    Good variety of assignments

    Cons

    Little upward mobility as management positions are filled only by the partner companies
    Cost of living raises are the norm
    Limited budgets due to government constraints / dysfunctionality


  5. Helpful (1)

    "KRS is a good employer with good benefits."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kwajalein Range Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great 401k plan and abundant vacation time. Easy-going attitudes and helpful co-workers.

    Cons

    There is obvious preferential treatment for some employees who have been with KRS longer than others. Working in a distributed environment between Huntsville and Kwajalein has decreased productivity and communication and increased the financial burden to the company, the government, and the range customer.

    Advice to Management

    Time to review the contributions of all employees, especially those who have held their positions for a very long time, and either make adjustments to their salary or insist on showing positive performance results.


  6. "Overall nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kwajalein Range Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small company atmosphere, people are nice

    Cons

    Yearly budget cuts and changes to contracts so layoffs every year, you must be on their health insurance as your primary insurance


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    really great hours and pay

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kwajalein Range Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you work on Kwajalein it's a very laid back place.

    Cons

    I have been on many gov't contracts all over the world for many years. This is the worst contract for pay that I have ever seen. This means the managers are making really great money while keeping the work force pay low. Some of the people that have been their for many, many years feel entitled. To many middle managers on island. HR department is very slow to hire people.
    HR department needs help. It should not take 4+ months to get people hired.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the HR department. If you pay people a decent wage then you will get a better workforce.


  9. "Solid people working on a common goal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kwajalein Range Services full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. If you get to work on Kwajalein, do it!

    Cons

    Never-ending government budget cuts affects the ability to support the contract and hits the quality of life on Kwajalein. Contract re-bid in 2018.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Decent Company, Unique Location"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent 401k with matching, decent insurance.
    Generally supportive of career development.

    Cons

    Work in a very remote location and the airfare is particularly expensive. Only earn a company paid ticket back to the States at the end of every year.

    Less upward mobility in company.


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