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Minneapolis, MN
1001 to 5000 employees
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Company - Private
Transportation & Logistics
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Stan Koch (pronounced "cook") & Sons Trucking is a group of eight businesses that offer a full slate of transportation services, including truckload freight hauling, logistics, warehousing, and truck and trailer leasing ... Read more

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    Former Employee - First Seat Driver in West Plains, MO
    Former Employee - First Seat Driver in West Plains, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Koch Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic Orientation presentation except for the garage supervisor who was obviously not only racist but just a hateful old goat in general and very disrespectful to everyone who encountered him. The safety presentation was outstanding, probably the best I have ever seen and experienced. This former police officer presenting the program knew his stuff. I was flown to Minneapolis for Orientation, paid cash on the first day and put up at a Marriott extended stay. It was awesome. Most companies don't treat new recruits so well. i thought it was promising.

    Cons

    I sat around as much as I did with JB Hunt! It once took 6 days to get a load out of the house! HORRIBLE!! I could not get any miles out of these people and my pay was so lousy that my wife was on a rampage. I had no choice but to get routed into a terminal then walk away from the job. Truck was a rag. I broke down on the first trip out. Then, I sat by the road while arguing with the breakdown rep about the truck would not start up and run. HE sent some guy with a computer to check it out. When the guy got to where I was broken down, 7 hours later, he immediately said "you don't need me. You need a tow truck." Yeah, no crap!! SMH!!

    Advice to Management

    Run your trucks. Stop leaving drivers at the truck stop. And when a driver puts his truck in the shop, you don't leave him in the driver's lounge until midnight, put him back in the broke down truck at 1230 am then wake him up again at 6 am to work on the truck some more. Would YOU want to be treated this way?? Put your driver in a hotel and treat him with respect.

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Koch Companies Interviews

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    OTR Driver Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charles Town, WV
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Koch Companies (Charles Town, WV) in April 2014.

    Interview

    On line application with phone interview, emailing and faxing some paperwork back and forth. Verifying phone numbers and addresses. All job related questions, nothing out of the ordinary from any other trucking company. Information on bonuses and travel to Minnesota by aircraft not a bus. It all went pretty smoothly by my account.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about work history weather or not they could contact my current employer. Information about accidents, tickets, injuries. Questions about types of equipment I have experience with. States and regions I have driven through. Reasons I wanted to switch companies. When I would like to start. How much home time would I like.   Answer Question
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Koch Companies Awards & Accolades

  • Top 200 World's Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2009

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