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I worked at Flint Hills full-time (More than 10 years)
Very few come to mind. They are very committed to compliance, almost overbearing actually. Safety commitment is strong. High turnover allows for advancement opportunities and Koch is a large company with many opportunities across Invista, GP, Molex, etc.
first off, pay for the industry is average, and turnaround pay is well below average. Also .... culture culture culture. That's all they talk about. The focus on MBM is almost cult-like and anything below meeting expectation, either site performance or personal performance, is attributed to lacking the right culture. Yet they say that they hire based on culture, so either it is numerous poor hires or they are blind to reality. The MBM culture is king. If you don't drink that Kool-Aid, don't plan on advancing and start looking for another job right away. Also, if you do get to be in management, you better be good, because they rarely let you go back to a technical role (you'd be a blocker to development of others with strong culture then). The culture devalues people so much it is sick. They are not a people oriented company. Koch believes that culture rules, and that culture is the key to success. Nevermind all the failures they've had in the past (Purina, oil tankers) or more recently (FHR Hunstman purchased sites) Also, with the ultra-conservative compliance culture it seems that Lawyers darn-near run the company. If you are in a compliance role, you'll talk to a lawyer very frequently and not have any decision-making authorities, even as a manager.
Advice to Management
lay off on the culture focus and value your people for who they are, not who you want them to be.