Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reviews

Updated 16 June 2014
Updated 16 June 2014
34 Reviews

2.9
34 Reviews
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions President, CEO, and Director Eric M. DeMarco
Eric M. DeMarco
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Medical, Dental, and 401k Benefits. Lots of opportunity to think outside the box.

    Cons

    None to mention at this time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Strong company with room to grow and improve on an already solid foundation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Newport, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Newport, DE (US)

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Large company with a wide reach of territory and products. Solid leadership in many areas.

    Cons

    For those who do not enjoy the corporate style of business, Kratos may not be the best fit. As the company continues to grow, leadership has done a lot to standardize processes across the board, and there is much more of a large corporation feel than a small business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Kratos has a good CEO who is trying.

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and holiday schedule. CEO is very open and tries to keep employees informed.

    Cons

    No bonus program or stock options for non-management personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better incentive program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    not bad

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    Current Employee - Quality Inspector
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They have decent benefits to offer

    Cons

    have a hard time with getting pay increase

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Just another government contracting firm without a soul.

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    Former Employee - Computer Engineer
    Former Employee - Computer Engineer

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nothing good to say about the company.

    Cons

    Kratos is a mix of so many companies through acquisition. After a few years under Kratos management, the underlying culture is washed away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Associate  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary
    Reasonable hours, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Some of the office locations very outdated
    Senior Management disconnected with other employees
    Limited interaction with co-workers

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall positive learning experience, but unfortunately, things have gotten worse with the economy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great professional development experiences. Lots of growth opportunities where I was at. Had good mentors and coaches during the growth years.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs recently. Leadership of business unit has gone downhill because of key leaders no longer with company. Too many acquisitions coupled with the competitive, low-bid wins contract environment, has made company growth stagnant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Solid management, good pay, great mix of people and personalities, expanding company, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Hard to move up because of the size of company, not enough Business Development to win new contracts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Bad Times with new Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid local employees who really do care.

    Cons

    Upper Management has no principle or business ethics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back where you came from and leave this company alone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Government subcontracting is a strange world

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay
    Don't care what you're doing as long as you do your job
    Grunt-level jobs could be, and in some cases of inventive coworkers, were, done by a thirty-line script

    Cons

    Massively overhired and overpaid people for too little work-- squandered resources led to destruction of entire department a few months later
    Advertised as contract-to-hire, no warning when contract ended that this was no longer the case

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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