Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reviews

Updated 17 November 2014
Updated 17 November 2014
41 Reviews
2.8
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions President, CEO, and Director Eric M. DeMarco
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  1.  

    TERRIBLE CEO...LACK OF CUSTOMER FOCUS...POOR AREA REPUTATION

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

    Pros

    Good colleagues
    Good work environment
    Good facilities
    Competitive employee benefits
    Good customers
    Competitive salaries

    Cons

    Poor contract base
    Inadequate backlog
    Weak marketing team
    Weak proposal team
    Lack of corporate guidance and focus
    Non-technical CEO
    Poor local reputation
    Poor local management...rarely sees or talks to customers...does not support local employees...has little control over operations
    Poor job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide credible, local, senior management that interfaces daily with customers

  2.  

    Sr Designer for Military training simulators. Duties include wiring design and integration

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment and interesting work.

    Cons

    No real opportunities for advancement and salary if significantly lower than with past employers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use personnel in areas that they can feel rewarded.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Kratos-Dahlgren Location

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in King George, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in King George, VA (US)

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Most of the Colleagues are nice and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    I was hired over the phone and not fully evaluated for the position I was put in. The company did not do an good job of placing me on the Navy base where I would succeed. The Navy base buildings were run down and nasty where they place me with no cell phone signal. Also no sick time off just paid time off in which vacation and sick time was rolled into one, so if you get sick you will take away from your vacation time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When interviewing please properly ask interview questions that relate to the actually job the candidate will be doing. Conduct an phone screening plus flight or bring candidates in for face to face interview so he or she will get an better feel for the job and employer will get an feel for candidate to make sure it is an good fit.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Stay away

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

    Pros

    Great co-workers, decent pay, I wish I had more pros. Sorry

    Cons

    The general manager at the office I worked out of has no communication skills whatsoever and treats the employees like they are idiots.
    Many people have left recently and upper management fail to see that the general manager is causing the company to lose customers and employees.
    Its a miracle that the place is still in business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investigate why so many employees have left recently and perhaps assign a new general manager for one of your main offices....

  6.  

    Great work, unstable management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in All (Spain)
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in All (Spain)

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time (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
  7.  

    This is the place to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  8.  

    Kraptos

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits. Made some good friends.

    Cons

    Fast growth and zero job security since new management came in with a new
    Vision which translates to keep the cheapest employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace your insecurities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Large government contracts and a lot of oversight

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

    Pros

    decent pay, flexible hours, decent onboarding, lots of like-minded colleagues, made good connections

    Cons

    because you are working on large government contracts, there's a lot of oversight, all work is tracked down to the minute, i didn't end up performing the job that I was hired to do. ended up doing data entry more than anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do a better job bidding contracts so that it is not always feast and famine

  10.  

    Good thing I can Juggle...

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

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

    Pros

    Lots of things to do
    Different projects to work on
    Friendly employees (for the most part)

    Cons

    Lots of things to do
    Smaller teams
    So many moving parts it can get confusing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the silos

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great for managers; not so great for workers.

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

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and work/life balance are good, depending on what you are there for. If you are on contract as an actual worker, you will conform to the schedule of the work location, which means there is no office culture to speak of. If you are a manager or corporate employee, though, the office environment is nice.

    Cons

    Kratos has the same problems as other government contractors that rely on the government for funding, such as low-bid wars, contract issues, and sudden furloughs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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