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    Fast paced, constant change, and long term value

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Koch Business Solutions full-time

    Pros

    1. The Koch Guiding Principles are central to everything 'Koch'. A majority of employees puts effort into each day to ensure alignment of daily tasks and goals with MBM.

    2.Koch is an organization that helps build well rounded and productive employees. I've personally grown in the sense of technology, business, and community during my employment with KBS.

    3. Change is constant. Creative destruction through professional challenge helps keep KBS viable.

    4. The MBM culture goes beyond the walls of Koch and can be effectively applied to all areas of one's life.

    5. Sharing ideas is welcome (whether new or a seasoned employee). People really want to help each other succeed.

    6. From a career opportunity perspective, the opportunities are there. Do well and you can see your career grow in ways you will not likely see at other organizations.

    Cons

    1. Fast paced can be interpreted as long hours. In an effort to maximize inputs (in this case employees) it can be difficult to keep pace.

    2. Value creation (in terms of compensation) can be extremely subjective. A compensation adjustment sets higher expectation (which is good); however, the increased expectation is generally more than the compensation adjustment.

    3. Not all employees are MBM aligned and Koch should be swifter about exiting those resources. Instead, it seems as if good employees leave as a result of an employee who does not do well.

    4. Not as competitive in the flexible schedule (namely location).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In general, leadership works towards the goals of the company and does a good job of engaging the employee base. There must be a more aggressive stance on assessing and moving leaders out of leadership or out of Koch if they are not meeting expectations.

    For additional advice, I would encourage the review of the Pros and Opportunities listed in this review.

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Koch Business Solutions Interviews

Updated Feb 12, 2015
Updated Feb 12, 2015

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    Data & Analytics Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Koch Business Solutions in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I had an initial phone screen that went very well. They then flew me to their new office in Reno, Nv. where I had an interview with one person face-to-face on site, and four other people remotely. Three days later I heard back and they informed me that the interview went very well. I asked if I had all the technical skills and experience required and they said Yes! However they did not want to proceed forward due to my lack of "Compliance" experience. I then asked HR if there was a "Compliance" requirement for the position that I interviewed for, because I did not recall seeing it on the job description. She said NO! I then asked if there was no "Compliance" requirement for the job, how could they use this reason not to proceed forward? When I asked for more details she essentially said HR could not provide me with any details. Only to find out their decision was not due to a "Compliance" issue at all, but another reason they did not want to disclose. Essentially Koch Business Solutions is violating Federal Labor Laws and using ambiguous reasons such as "Compliance" to cover the truth and not extend offers to people.

    Interview Questions
    • • Tell me about a time where you had to share bad news with an employee?

      • Give me an example of a time you were challenged and ended up being wrong

      • Tell me about a time where you had to do something that wasn’t in your job description?

      • Give me a specific example of a time when you used good judgment and logic in solving a problem?

      • Give me a specific example of a time when you had to conform to a policy with which you did not agree?

      • Tell me about a time when you had too many things to do and you were required to prioritize your tasks?

      • Tell me about a time you were able to successfully deal with another person even when that individual may not have personally liked you (or vice versa)?

      • Describe a time when you anticipated potential problems and developed preventive measures?

      • What do you know about this industry?

      • What do you know about our company?

      • How long will it take for you to make a significant contribution?

      • What is your most significant accomplishment?

      • Why did you leave your last job?

      • Why do you think you would like to work for our company?

      • If it were your first day, what would you say to the associates you will be working with?

      • What have you done to overcome major obstacles in your life?
       
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Additional Info

Website www.kbslp.com
Headquarters Wichita, KS
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1941
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Picture yourself building a successful career at Koch Industries working alongside other talented, highly motivated individuals committed to reaching our goal of Transforming Daily Life™ with resources and innovations that help improve food, clothing, shelter, transportation and other everyday products. We believe that our success depends on building a world class team. So... More

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