Koch Industries

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3 people found this helpful  

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

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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.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ok place for certain personalities

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    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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    The end of an era

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Koch Industries

    Pros

    My supervisors were fair and kind, and the company was small enough that I learned a lot and was given the opportunity to learn whatever I wanted that was relevant in the context of my duties.

    Cons

    The branch I worked at was considered the ugly stepchild and anyone working there was treated with contempt by upper management from the other branch. I used to dread having to call people above me because I knew that no matter how relevant my question to the job at hand I would be yelled at or reprimnaded first and foremost, and then later told the answer to my question, if they even felt like answering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a plan for the company that is reasonable. Stick to the plan and take reasonable steps to ensure its fruition. Be nice to your employees and do not use a fear based culture to get things done.

    Doesn't Recommend
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