Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
2.8 of 5 29 reviews
www.kratosdefense.com San Diego, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Toxic environment

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Colorado Springs, CO (US)

I worked at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCompany got me up and running with all the supplies, software, computer and permissions I needed within a week of starting, nice break room, could make your own hours as long as you completed your work & did the minimum 40 hrs per week

ConsVery poor communication, if you weren't in management you knew there were secret meetings going on that you were not invited to, unrealistic deadlines, management turned a blind eye to any process improvements, lots of layoffs and not many potential contracts in the pipeline, good employees left, bad managers stayed on? No training or opportunity to change positions

Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest with employees, communicate, say No to unrealistic deadlines - giving a crappy product on-schedule means nothing, improve image to win new contracts

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Five Years of Opportunity and Exposure to Tier 1 Developers

Data Warehouse Engineer (Former Employee)
Springfield, VA (US)

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


Pros: Over the five years between 2006 - 2011, as an Engineer, I worked on 3 contracts and gain a lot of experience. My business… Cons: KRATOS has gone through many growing pains and depending on your current manager and contract. Like many DOD contractors, you are only viable if… Advice to Senior Management: Keep growing, but do not lose sight of the value… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Never felt like an employee of the company but they did pay well and have nice benefits.

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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


Pros: Good benefits including health care, dental and even free vision. 401K matching at 4.5% after being full vested was a bonus. Friendly employees and co-workers.… Cons: Lack of communication from the management. Provided no training that would have made me qualified for other positions within the company. No new work for… Advice to Senior Management: Find more work in San Diego. Expand on current work instead of buying more small companies. Keep your employees… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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