Koch Business Solutions

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2 people found this helpful  

Highly disappointed

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Former Employee - Network Administration in Wichita, KS
Former Employee - Network Administration in Wichita, KS

I worked at Koch Business Solutions full-time (less than an year)

Pros

The best thing about Koch Business Solutions is that you can use the company to get into another company at Koch Industries.

Cons

Middle and upper management preach the traditional MBM tactics and culture, but do not practice it themselves. There is no clear direction for employees. My political views are much the same as the Koch Brothers, but I do not feel my employer should force them on me. When you ask and encourage employees on ways to make the company better, utilize the ideas, and also reward the employee for the idea.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Practice what you preach, find a clear vision for the future.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely Closed Minded - Bogus "Guiding Principles" - Fake Fake Fake

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    Current Employee - General IT - Will Not Confirm Department in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - General IT - Will Not Confirm Department in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at Koch Business Solutions full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big Company, opportunity for advancement is always available, a lot of networking capability

    Cons

    Extremely closed minded
    Management expects employees to live by the Guiding Principles (which by the way are nothing more than common sense) but management does not practice these NEARLY as much
    Favoritism is an EXTREMELY big issue here
    Micromanaged beyong any other employer out there.
    Political views are forced onto employees.
    Very Unethical
    Cult Like
    DO NOT GIVE ANY RAISES!! Their "philosophy" on compensation is very out of touch with the real world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being two-faced and stop micro-managing every aspect. Also, give your employees props instead of folding when senior management questions why you want to give them more money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only focus: make money at all costs. Company ignores ethics and compliance since penalty if caught is lower than profit

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Information Systems in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Information Systems in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Koch Business Solutions full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you happen upon a great idea and protect and merchandise as to get credit, you can expect a sizable bonus once the gain is realized.

    Cons

    Do not expect salary increases outside of promotions and bonuses. Good reviews are not rewarded with salary growth. Even cost-of-living increases are ignored. The philosophy of the company is to reward based on realized value an employee has achieved for the company only.

    Expect to be worked to the bone, even if more efficient processes can be created. In one case an a salaried accounting group would regularly work on weekends at a mill location to complete required managerial reports. A report solution was estimated to cost $8000 and save approximately 48 weekend overtime hours of the "salaried" employees time per month. The decision was made to reject the investment since the employees were salaried and were coming in without pay anyway.

    Expect a cut-throat environment in which every employee and department is fighting for ideas and service opportunities to survive. The group that "wins" the business opportunity is rewarded and survives even if the idea is stolen from another group. As such, groups often befriend other groups and individuals to "spy" and gain project ideas. Whoever presents the idea the best and the fastest wins. Be ready for a lot of blood, sweat and tears.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KBS is missing so many opportunities for real innovation and profit. Great ideas that drive revenue and cut cost don't always come from the loudest employee or group carrying the biggest sword. Find a way to rediscover innovation and opportunity and to reject the environment that is occurring at 55 Park Place in Atlanta. Competitors without the cut-throat mentality are quickly catching up and will surpass you in revenue efficiency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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