Koch Industries Interview Questions

Updated Jun 15, 2015
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    Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Koch Industries (Wichita, KS) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through college career website. Was contacted within a week for an on-campus interview that lasted 30 minutes. Was contacted within another week to go to Wichita for 4, 45 minute interviews. Great people and accommodations.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one instance of a group decision that you had to go along with even though you didn't fully support it?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Wichita doesn't offer as much as other cities.

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    Tax Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Koch Industries (Atlanta, GA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Met with a couple associates at a career fair. They were friendly, talkative, and informative. I emailed them afterwards to thank them for their time, and they invited me to officially apply. Sent them my resume and transcript, then they emailed me for a phone interview. It was a basic behavioral interview with maybe 7 or 8 questions. I passed that round and they brought me in for an in office interview. They showed me around the office a little bit and then I had two interviews. The first interview was a behavioral with two people (one senior analyst and one manager), with some focus on my resume and a good bit of talking on their part. It felt like they were trying to sell me on their company as I was trying to sell myself (and I mean that in a good way). After that I went to another interview with a manager. This interview was much less formal. There may have been one or two behavioral questions but for the most part we talked about my resume and he responded to questions I had about the company and the economy. A couple weeks later they called me to tell me I got the job.

    Interview Questions

    • A few times they pointed out items on my resume and said Can you tell me more about this? or What was the most valuable thing you learned from that experience?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate because I was mainly after the experience, not the money.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Koch Industries.

    Interview

    Applied through my university's career center and received an on-campus, one-on-one interview. Was invited to a pre-interview dinner the night before and met the recruiters/other applicants. Two weeks later received an email for an on-site interview. First interview was 100% behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you had to depend on the skills or knowledge of another person   Answer Question
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Koch Industries (Wichita, KS) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online and got a call a week later. Scheduled a phone interview for the next day and was told after the interview that I would go to an on-site interview in Wichita, Kansas.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us a long term goal you had and how you achieved it.   Answer Question
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    (IT) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Koch Industries in September 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online since I didn't have time to see them at the career fair. Heard back within a couple days saying they would like to interview. Met them on-campus for a 45 minute interview that was non-technical. All of the Koch representatives were friendly and easy to talk with. I had a follow-up interview scheduled, but opted out because I had a more preferable offer.

    Interview Questions

    • There were a lot of questions that were based around how I worked in a group, such as: tell me about a time where you had difficulty working in a group. What was the difficulty? How did you handle it?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I made it to the next round of interviews, but declined because I was accepted at another company.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Campus, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Koch Industries (Campus, IL) in September 2014.

    Interview

    First they ask about yourself. Then they picked 3-4 behavioural questions from a question bank. After that, they ask you about what your preferences are for the internship and what other questions you have for the company.

    Interview Questions

    • "talk about a time where you solved a problem"   Answer Question
    • "talk about a time where you went with a team's decision while you have your own separate idea"   Answer Question
    • "talk about a time when you persuade someone about an idea you have"   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Koch Industries in August 2014.

    Interview

    2 Interviews that add up to an hour. Behavorial Questions in both. Dress appropriately. Not a company that accepts anything short of business casual. Interview specifically requires business professional. Interview most likely performed by both male and female. Prepare to provide real life examples for your claims.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiable. Starts you off at a competitive pay and states in writing that it is negotiable. Personally did not negotiate.

  9. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Koch Industries.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview and the interviewer was very friendly. She asked a lot of questions that were based on past experiences and situations I had with coworkers and job difficulties. She wanted to know how I dealt with conflict with past coworkers or bosses. She asked what was my strength and weakness.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most stressful or difficult thing I faced in my former job and what about it made it stressful?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    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 Questions

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Koch Industries (Baton Rouge, LA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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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