Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reviews

Updated 9 September, 2014
Updated 9 September, 2014
36 Reviews
3.0
36 Reviews
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions President, CEO, and Director Eric M. DeMarco
Eric M. DeMarco
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  1.  

    Lack of focus on business as a whole

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallastown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallastown, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Agreesive and forward thinking in some of their groups.

    Cons

    Some divisions are not innovative and have short sighted goals that affect long term growth. Some of the companies they have aquired are top heavy in the management ranks and do not operate efficiently. (Too Many Cooks Syndrome)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at leaning up your organization. Look at what talent you have at executive and management levels and cut the redundencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor pay, little concern and no support for the regular employee

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer  in  Herndon, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Herndon, VA (US)

    I have been working at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Really can't think of any

    Cons

    Not competitive wages. Little if any employee support from management. I worked at a remote location (not a Kratos facility) but was only a few miles from the regional Kratos headquarters. The manager responsible for the contract I was on never contacted me via email and only visited the site once or twice per year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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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
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  5.  

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

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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • 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

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