Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

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Former Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Winter Park, FL (US)
Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Winter Park, FL (US)

I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Pros

The pay and benefits were good to excellent. At one time, there was a diversity of products to work on. Raises were decent.

Cons

Projects were mismanaged. People were just dumped into projects and expected to "hit the ground running" or they were dropped on the roadside. Projects were behind schedule and their configuration management was a complete mess.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Install people in management positions who encourage employees to excel and offer opportunities to improve their skill sets. Do not grow too fast, but don't shut the place down either. Reduce operating costs by renegotiating rental contracts for office space.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Great work, unstable management

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer  in  All (Spain)
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in All (Spain)

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work with great people, travel to really interesting sites.

    Cons

    Some of the people that are workers as mock managers are stuck in a military/college mentality with hazing and publicly chastising seen as a way for them to look better. Managers hid information and objectives, thus surprising the talent continuously. Most decisions were based on what they were told, and not what they observed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are laying off and 'firing' people that you shouldn't, and keeping people you shouldn't. Don't promote a new methodology to use every few months, it betrays your inexperience and lack of industry expertise/wisdom as to how to tell if something will/is working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    This is the place to be.

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    Former Employee - Operations Research Analyst  in  Fort Hood, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Fort Hood, TX (US)

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent management, great salary, amazing benefits. Main office people who care about you as an individual and not just as an employee number. Make you feel like your contribution is important.

    Cons

    Sometimes subcontract with the wrong people. The only other problem is, as a subcontractor, you can't work there forever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing! That being said, do due diligence on Prime contractors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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