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Helpful (3)

Ok place for certain personalities

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
Approves of CEO

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 Management

Bring some more diversity into the workplace

Other Employee Reviews for Koch Industries

  1. Helpful (1)

    Good company to start your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company had plenty of job opportuties. The actual owner of the company is a very down to earth person.

    Cons

    Seemed like there were layoffs every couple of years, however this is a pretty normal thing for any company nowadays.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and stick with the MBM principles


  2. Helpful (2)

    A terrific company, where the sky is the limit -- if you're willing to get better each and every year.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Director in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The management philosophy is unique. It attempts to take those things that work well in the free market and apply them inside the firm. Things like property rights (decision rights), incentives (pay for performance), and encouraging employees to act like owners and start and grow the business as an entreprepreneur would. Being privately held is a huge competitive advantage because the company does not have to behave as those who fear wall street punishing their stock price if the last 3 mos do not meet financial expectations. This allows the company to look at things over a long term - which is what all boards should be doing but do not.

    Cons

    It is a very 'bottom line' company, not that that's a bad thing, but the bar is constantly being raised and this can lead to burn-out. The upside is that if you perform, you really have the opportunity to earn beyond your peers at other companies.

    Advice to Management

    The culture of the company is the greatest competitive advantage I see among its competitors. Too many recent large acquisitions have begun to dilute the culture. Leadership should have a zero tolerance for those who behave counter to the culture that has made the company what it is today.


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