Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

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Updated 16 April 2015
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  1. Worst Ever

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good locations to get to work from freeway. Hard to write any other Pros to be factual and accurate.

    Cons

    Toxic, back stabbing work environment that allows inappropriate sexual misconduct to go on in the work place at PSS. Allowing employees to "sext" and send weird photos. Other women bragging about it at work and showing around the text messages on company phones. A joke of an interim regional VP who misbehaves with women via company cell phone and a president that knows. Complete chaos all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the toxicity and lies. President is a joke of leadership. The constant turn over at PSS should tell you something about the work environment. Almost everyone is gone. Complete chaos.

  2. Administrator

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

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

    Pros

    Great entry into the field

    Cons

    Poor managment, untrustworthy personell practices, lots of promises made none carriered through

    Advice to Management

    Start over

  3. 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 Management

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

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

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    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly environment and interesting work.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Use personnel in areas that they can feel rewarded.

  6. Kratos-Dahlgren Location

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    • 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.

  7. 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 Management

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

  8. 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Kraptos

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

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

    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 Management

    Embrace your insecurities.

  10. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. 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 Management

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

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