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It works if you drink the cool-aid

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS

I have been working at Koch Industries

Pros

Good training;
Cheap city (Wichita);
Fun projects;
Not a lot of travel;
Easy commute;
Great cafeteria;
interesting work philosophy.

Cons

Long hours;
Salary tends to lag behind market;
high turnover (2 year average);
run like a fraternity (if you don't get in the right crowd, you'll never get ahead)
very political;
Upper management is not very kind to subordinates

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay market wages to your employees.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful

    The best and the brightest - but be prepared to put in extra hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Koch Industries

    Pros

    Focus on market based management.
    Friendly co-workers.
    Highly intelligent staff.

    Cons

    Long hours due to under staffing.
    Tendency to apply labels that can not be removed.
    Performance reviews tend to focus on behavior in meetings (rolling eyes) vs over all performance at job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on work staff accomplishes and less on personality quirks. Actually embrace the challenge process you preach vs labeling valid challenges as complaints. Charles has good direction and leadersship, but that can be lost in middle management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Ok place for certain personalities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Koch Industries

    Pros

    This is a large company that provides good compensation and benefits to employees

    Cons

    The company is a little cult-like in that you must adhere to all of their beliefs to be successful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring some more diversity into the workplace

    Approves of CEO
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