Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
46 Reviews
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions President, CEO, and Director Eric M. DeMarco
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  1.  

    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....

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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

  6. 4 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Web Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. The Owner gives nice perks for MLB tickets on 3rd base and private booths. Its continuously growing and becoming a major player in Defense contracts.

    Cons

    Sometimes recognition is misplaced. Mergers can be tough with reorganization. Typical growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support a great working environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Kratos acquired my company, lost contracts, underbid contracts, and layoffs followed.

    • 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 benefits package. Kratos upper management maintained a hands off approach to acquired companies, for the most part. Talented individuals working as a cohesive team produced great products and services.

    Cons

    Not much job security here. Few contracts were won, and those were underbid, placing excessive burdens on employees to do more with less. The prospect of decreased benefits caused many employees to leave, and layoffs thinned the herd further.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A corporate reputation for quality cannot be maintained if quality employees are not retained.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay Clear of this company

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

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

    Pros

    Employees who work hard as a team and attempt to support each other.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, lack of resources, lack of ethics in higher management. Everything is about driving the stock price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hot to cold

    • 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 as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and/or telecommute options depending on your job title. As one of the worker bees in the production department, I was able to work primarily from home as long as work was completed/turned-in on/before deadlines. When contract is "on", its a fast work environment with opportunities to build on skills not necessarily within your job description. Good project management system.

    Cons

    When a contract is getting to its' end, you'll find yourself with nothing to do more and more and you could be sitting on "overhead" for weeks until the next project ramped up. This seems to be the norm with most DoD contracting companies, but the wait in between projects became longer (more like months) as Kratos focused more on acquisitions. Instead, there is more of a competitive, low-bid wins contract environment which has lead to heavy layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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