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Koch Industries Overview
Wichita, KS
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Koch Industries, Inc. 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 ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Koch acquires Guardian Industries in recent transaction to become a standalone subsidiary of Koch Industries.

    Koch Industries Acquires Guardian Industries Corp.

    “Guardian is a world-class organization and a leader in providing innovative products,” said Charles Koch, chairman and CEO of Koch. “This acquisition fits well with our culture and core capabilities. We look forward to Guardian fully joining the Koch Industries family.”

  • The honor comes thanks in large part to the work military relations manager and retired U.S. Army Colonel John Buckley has done to make Koch Industries a welcoming workplace for military veterans, active reservists and their spouses.

    Koch receives Military Friendly® designation for second straight year

    Koch Industries was recently designated Military Friendly® by Victory Media, a leading standard for gauging companies’ commitment to members of the military, for 2017 – the second consecutive year Koch has received this distinction. While many companies are considered “eligible” for this designation, not every company meets the standards to bear the Military Friendly seal of approval.

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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!


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.

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.


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.


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!

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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)


    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.


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    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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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reno, NV
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Koch Industries (Reno, NV) in April 2017.


    The interview took place in two parts: 1) a phone interview with a recruiting specialist in Wichita, and 2) a three part in-person interview at the Reno, NV office. The first interview was a generic personality/work ethic interview with questions such as "what is your greatest strength/weakness". The phone interview lasted about 30-40 minutes. The second round of interviews included an interview with the following positions: 1) an hour long in-person interview with the director of strategy/Reno office manager, 2) a 30 minute skype interview with a manager in the I.T. department in Wichita, and 3) a 30 minute skype interview with the manager of the cloud architecture department. Overall, the interviews were focused upon your fit in their culture and your previous experience.

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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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