Koch Industries Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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Koch Industries Chairman and CEO Charles G. Koch
Charles G. Koch
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Pros
  • t afraid to spend money to get the job done (in 3 reviews)

  • The core principles and business philosophies are sound and strongly advocated by the owner who is in his mid-70s (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is poor, especially if you work in Atlanta (in 5 reviews)

  • A large segment of middle to upper lever managers are from other business cultures and do not fully embrace the guiding principles (in 3 reviews)

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  1. My review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    I have not experience any cons


  2. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Koch Industries (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Many opportunities, career growth, great benefits, and challenging work environment.

    Cons

    Fast-paced, hard to manage workload at times.


  3. Sr Program Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ciber PMO Consultant in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Ciber PMO Consultant in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Koch Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Values, Strategic Vision, Integrity and work ethic

    Cons

    Antiquated work life balance and working remote


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  5. Great company and experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management (people) and management style. They did an amazing job welcoming the interns and making sure they got a full experience at the company and a good view of the city of Wichita

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons


  6. Sr. Credit Coordinator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Credit Coordinator in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Credit Coordinator in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Koch Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Respectable company with amazing values.

    Cons

    Everybody has room for improvement but I cannot identify a con with Koch Ckmpanies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work!


  7. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Service Desk Specialist in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - IT Service Desk Specialist in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Koch Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and it is a great place to get experience. I love the culture and the management. Get in the right department and you'll love your job. Great benefits!

    Cons

    Entry level positions can be slow moving into other positions.


  8. IT Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to be apart of. Treat there interns with a lot of respect

    Cons

    I have yet to find a negative about working here. Great people and atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing market base management is the science to success


  9. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Koch really takes care of those that contribute, and the culture is the best thing about the job! Really a great place to work and constantly growing, couldn't imagine working anywhere else.

    Cons

    Koch is not for everyone, you really have to understand and buy-in to the culture in order to enjoy working here. Those that do are successful and rewarded for their contributions but others will not last if they are not good fits.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your top talent motivated and make them feel rewarded. Keep putting them in stretch roles that prepare them to be future leaders!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Refreshing style of management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've been contracting for 20 years, with about a dozen or so clients under my belt over that time. This was the first company to fit my personal perspective with regards to people management. After listening in to some of the MBM (Market-based management) conversations I realized the common-sense, lean-budget style was what i have been looking for. A few months later and I converted to full-time. One item that may seem to be a hindrance, but is really a boon is the length of time it takes to hire someone. It takes what seems forever to get past the layers of interviewing sessions. From a potential hire's pserspective, this is a negative thing. But for those of us who have made it past the interviews, this is very very good. We know that a new hire fits the corporate culture and work ethic style that we also share. Also another good item is the ongoing personnel training for MBM. I won't rehash all the good documentation on the subject, but when you see colleagues actually using the concepts and speaking the same 'language' with regards to the aspects of MBM, you are already a step ahead in the problem-solving process.

    Cons

    None to date. Any potential issues that would have blown up or simmered slowly in past client sites have been discussed and actually addressed in a very professional and efficient manner.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep up the good work. The efforts done to help train other companies in this management style are surprising but appreciated.


  11. Great people, great company, great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Risk Analyst Intern in Wichita, KS
    Former Intern - Risk Analyst Intern in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Koch Industries as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Performance based awards. If you can provide value you will be awarded for that value

    Cons

    None. Koch rewards based on value. If you aren't rewarded you aren't valuable

    Advice to Management

    None



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