Koch Industries
3.4 of 5 54 reviews
www.kochind.com Wichita, KS 5000+ Employees

Koch Industries Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014

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Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant
Baton Rouge, LA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Koch Industries in June 2014.

Interview Details – Applied for position online 6/4/14. Invited for video interview through Blue-jeans on 6/11/2014. Video interview lasted for approximately 30 min. with an HR Coordinator. Went through my resume and why I left each position. Also spoke about why I wanted to leave my current position and what my current salary is. I was told the next steps were to contact the hiring manager and decide if an on site interview would be requested. On 6/16/14 I was called to find out when I would be able to do an on-site interview. I was given 3 dates and times. I chose 6/19/2014. The on site interview was very pleasant. They were given 3 pages of questions, mostly behavioral. The interview lasted for an hour and 30 min. Immediately after the interview, I received a call from the HR coordinator that I originally video interviewed with. I missed the call. The voice mail stated that she wanted to find out how the interview went and wanted to ask a few more questions. I called back and left a message and am awaiting a return phone call.

Interview Question – Have you ever been in a situation where an unethical situation came up? If so, what was your response to the situation?   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at Koch Industries

Interview Details – They take series of interview and questions are all repeated. They will make you stop down the hall and fill out the critics paper about the hiring process. Beside that they will also call you for the party before the interview date.

Interview Question – What was your biggest failure.   Answer Question

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Engineer Interview

Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Koch Industries in March 2013.

Interview Details – I found out about the job through a recruiter. Pretty standard procedure for the type of work. I didn't interview until a few weeks later due to my travel schedule. Not really in the job hunt but Koch is a chemical leader so had to see what they had to offer.

Interview Question – Name a time where you had difficulty with culture in the work place?   Answer Question

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In-house Attorney Interview

In-house Attorney
Wichita, KS

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Koch Industries.

Interview Details – 1 Hour Screen, 1 Hour Thumbnail Sketch with Manager, Half-a-day of 1:1 and 2:1 interviews with select lawyers and non-lawyers. Questions are 80%+ behavioral questions. They really want to get to know you and are personable. I was uncomfortable that in every place I sat a clock was behind me; I couldn't see it and didn't look at my watch. Interviewers were not full of themselves and cared about each other and the team. One interviewer acknowledged existence of "Koch widows" when referring to spouses. Very positive experience and well orchestrated by in-house recruiter.

Interview Questions

  • Name a life goal that you haven't achieved yet.   Answer Question
  • Tell me about a time when you delivered something your client needed before they even asked for it.   Answer Question
  • I read your resume a long time ago and, thinking back, I didn't see how your background neatly fits [a couple of the things we're looking for]. Did I misread your resume?   Answer Question
  • After your interviews today, what is your level of interest [in the role, in the unit, with Koch] on a scale from 1-10?   Answer Question

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Credit Analyst Interview

Credit Analyst
Wichita, KS

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Koch Industries in September 2013.

Interview Details – On campus Interviews then On site

Interview Question – Which of the financial Statements is Most important?   View Answer

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Senior Storage Engineer Interview

Senior Storage Engineer
Wichita, KS

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Koch Industries.

Interview Details – The interview process was long and not very technical. Most of the questions were situational with a focus on perspectives. The company seems to have a sincere interest in the development of human resources.

Interview Question – The same questions were asked by all the interviewers (Very repetitive) and exhausting.   Answer Question

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Software Developer Intern Interview

Software Developer Intern

Interviewed at Koch Industries

Interview Details – There were 2 interviews, one that occurred the same week as the career fair that I spoke to Koch reps at. About 3 weeks later they contacted me to come interview in Wichita. 3 Weeks after that they notified me that I wasn't what they were looking for. The people didn't seem to care too much about actual skills. They were more oriented towards good grades, which is sad and substandard.

Interview Question – No technical questions. I interviewed with people that I had more "hands on" experience than. There were 2 managers that I interviewed with, and they didn't seem to know much of what I was trying to explain.   Answer Question

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Tax Manager Interview

Tax Manager
Wichita, KS

I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Koch Industries in October 2013.

Interview Details – The company conducted two phone interviews which seemed to go well. Koch paid to fly me to their offices for discussions with seven separate people, including five members of the tax department.

Interview Question – While most of dialogues with interviewers were relevant and productive, it appeared each tax department interviewing member also had a "quota" of two or so behavioral-oriented interview questions to ask. Those questions were not particularly difficult, but each interviewer always contemporaneously documented those responses (whereas no other aspect of our discussion was documented while we met).   Answer Question

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Engineer Interview

Engineer
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Koch Industries in October 2013.

Interview Details – I talked to Koch representative at a college career fair and also applied on the company website. The university also lets you sign up for on campus interviews, so I signed up and was given an interview. We discussed what I was interested in at the campus interview, and later I was given an on site interview with one of their subsidiaries.

Interview Question – Describe a time where you did something for someone that wasn't your responsibility.   Answer Question

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Project Director Interview

Project Director
Fort Worth, TX

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Koch Industries.

Interview Details – Interviewed at Flint Hills resources, staff was professional, however Human Resource personnel were not readily available and/or friendly.

Interview Question – Questions had nothing to do with what the position was about.   Answer Question

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