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Koch Industries Overview

Wichita, KS
10000+ employees
1940
Company - Private
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Challenge accepted.

At Koch, we embrace challenge. It’s in our DNA. It drives us to innovate, fail, and then succeed. Every day. It pushes us to create better products, do more with less, and help people improve their lives. As one of ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Koch interns aren’t just coffee fetchers. They’re part of the team, making real contributions that matter. Don’t believe us? Just ask them. (Actually, you don’t have to – we already did.) http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQlor

    Show Us Your Koch Internship

    We asked our interns to share some of their favorite moments of their summer experience. Check it out!

  • “Our continuing success depends on all employees contributing to innovation based upon their unique skills and knowledge.” - Charles Koch, CEO http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQlsc

    Koch ranked America's 2nd largest private company

    In 2017, a total of 225 firms make it onto our 33 rd annual ranking of America's largest private companies. Taken as a group, these companies have combined revenues of $1.57 trillion, down 3% from last year, and employ 4.7 million people, up from 4.5 million in 2016.

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Koch Industries – Why Work For Us?


Koch Industries started in the heartland and has expanded to become one of the nation’s largest private companies, with locations in nearly every state. Our vision is to provide innovations that help people improve their lives. We’re working every day to help make better clothing, technology, shelter and other necessities. With a diverse field of industries and available roles, your individual contributions help define your own career path. Our long-term business approach to products and people provides us with the opportunity to utilize each capability to the fullest. Together, we build on each other’s ideas to create more opportunities for people everywhere. It’s time to make a change!

http://www.kochcareers.com/

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Koch companies and their employees serve their communities in many ways – as volunteers, mentors or by lending a helping hand to those in need. Together with our employees, Koch companies provide financial and in-kind support, time and talent to add value in the communities in which we operate. We focus on programs that enable people to improve their lives, find fulfillment and realize their full potential.

http://www.wearekoch.com/



More than 100,000 people are making a difference at Koch companies worldwide. Discover how joining our team has changed their lives. Whether you specialize in accounting, engineering, operations, information technology, human resources or other essential fields, we believe you should have ownership in your role. The Market-Based Management® (MBM®) business philosophy of Koch companies encourages employees to take initiative and challenge the status quo to improve processes and create greater value. MBM® enables organizations to succeed long term by applying the principles that allow free societies to prosper.

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Members of the U.S. military are experienced at facing challenges head on. This can be helpful when it’s time to return to civilian life. Like the military, we have core values that set the standards for policies, practices and conduct. Here, you can find a culture that aligns with your beliefs, and diverse opportunities to create your own career path.

http://www.kochcareers.com/veterans/

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Whether you’re the CEO or just starting out, Koch believes that everyone should be an entrepreneur in his or her role. Having ownership of your decisions and your career path from the start makes Koch a unique and rewarding place for a career. We may have employees around the world, but we provide opportunities for each intern or new hire to interact, learn and grow from each other through a variety of networking activities including community service, athletic competitions and group projects. Our employees help make products for better clothing, shelter, transportation, food, technology and other life essentials for people around the world. Be something bigger than yourself and consider joining our team today!

http://kochcollegerecruiting.com/

Koch Industries Reviews

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    "Great culture & huge organization = ample opportunity"

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    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked at Koch a decade in four separate Koch companies. Company culture is solid. Never once, in ten years, have I seen something I considered immoral or illegal. Good people - mostly midwestern. Koch doesn't recruit from Ivy League for a reason. People here care about their families and work good hours. Parking lot is nearly empty by 5:30 pm each day.

    With so many subsidiaries, there is ample opportunity to change companies, cities, and/or roles. Unless you're a Director-level role or higher, most people are moving around every 2-3 years.

    Koch is seeing a lot of baby boomer retirements, and a lot of millennials are coming in the door. Huge intern program (200+ interns each summer). Koch is responding fairly well to this and permitting individual teams/companies to be flexible as needed with millennial demands, however, this place is nowhere near a "start-up" culture. Dress is business-casual, most people are in cubes, there are no beanbags, no gym, no dogs at work.

    If you live in Wichita and work at Koch HQ: pay is higher than local comparables, and cost of living is dirt cheap. This is a GREAT combination.

    Koch cares very much for its employees. I've seen countless examples of Koch bending over backwards for people and their personal lives - illnesses, death in family, natural disaster, raising funds, charity work. It's really incredible.

    Open door policy - I have zero doubt that, right now, I could walk into Mr. Koch's office with a concern or idea and he would welcome me with a huge smile. Management here is so receptive and so kind. It's very humbling.

    Cons

    Very few.

    As I read through "cons" on Glassdoor, it's a shame to think that candidates may read them and presume the cons apply to Koch Industries overall. Koch has more than 100k employees, in hundreds of offices throughout the world. Most complaints seem pretty specific to one group or one disgruntled employee. If you're here more than a few months, chances are the problem will self-resolve. I've had more than a dozen bosses during my time here. Some were better than others, but none were terrible. HR and Compliance are extremely receptive to concerns and will shift things as needed.

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Koch Industries Photos

Koch Industries photo of: We know it doesn't always take a four-year degree to get the job done. Skilled trades are the backbone of our company.
Koch Industries photo of: “A lot of things we do are new. You have to experiment to learn." - James, Global Director of Innovation at SRG Global
Koch Industries photo of: "Often difficult challenges can seem insurmountable on your own. However, at Koch we have people who believe in you and your team." -Bailey, Microbiology Specialist
Koch Industries photo of: Employee Jeff Barnes surveys the rewinder slitter section at Georgia-Pacific's mill in Brewton, Alabama.
Koch Industries photo of: "No two days are alike. It keeps me on my toes and I’m constantly learning new things." - Kim, Heath & Safety Manager, Flint Hills Resources
Koch Industries photo of: Innovation that benefits both our customers and the planet requires a steadfast commitment. Not to mention the critical investments in people and technology that can make it happen.
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Koch Industries Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Koch Industries.

    Interview

    Very relaxed. The just asked about yourself and what you are looking to gain in the role you are applying for. Not technical at all and very laid back.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some goals you would set for yourself if you were to get this position ?   1 Answer
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Koch Industries Awards & Accolades

  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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