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
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    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

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    Kratos-Dahlgren Location

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    • 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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