Koch Industries

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The benefits of working at Koch just wasn't worth the sacrifices required to be successful.

Accountant (Former Employee) Wichita, KS

ProsMost co-workers were very smart and respectful people.
Wages were very competitive.
Culture thought "outside the box", which was a great change from what I was used to.

ConsWork/LIfe balance was very heavy on the work side. My group was expected to work 10-12 hour days on a regular basis. One of my co-workers was working over 18 hours straight one day. The long hours were due mainly to poor software. My department used in-house IT, which proved to be very unreliable. I recomended contacting in IT support to fix the issues quicker, but the idea was ignored. The long hours were not thought of as being a problem, which was the sign I needed to find something different. If I am going to work 12 hours a day, it will be to make myself rich, not someone else. Koch is a private company, so none of the employees have ownership.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more of a work/life balance for your employees. Most of the employees will not complain about the hours, but it shouldnt take a complaint to respect someone else. Show them that you care proactively and don't expect them to sacrifice time with their families to increase your bottom line. Also, do a full efficiency audit of your processes. During the short time that I was there, I saw multiple areas for improvement. When I brought up an issue, the answer I always got was "we do it this way because we've always done it this way". Koch has been very successful, but when working there, all I could think of is how much more successful they could be if they made things more efficient.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Consistently growing and profitable company, but CEO practically requires that you drink his Kool-Aid!

    Staff Accountant (Former Employee) Wichita, KS

    I worked at Koch Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros: Great environment, competitive and challenging in a good way, fair… Cons: The CEO seeks to indoctrinate his employees and management in his set of conservative, market-centric ideals through required training sessions, classes and workshops. Your escalation… Advice to Senior Management: Great company, but Mr. Koch should do more to distance… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    2 people found this helpful  

    My experience at Koch has been one of growth and opportunity.

    Director (Current Employee) Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Koch Industries

    Pros: Challenging work, company culture, intelligent co-workers, results oriented, a true feeling… Cons: Koch is generally a lean running group that at times… Advice to Senior Management: Keep up the positive work environment and remember to make sure that your… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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