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Koch Industries Overview

Wichita, KS
10000+ employees
1940
Company - Private
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
$10+ billion (USD) per year
At Koch, we see every challenge as an opportunity. Challenge enables us to innovate, experiment, and learn from failures to ultimately succeed. We are proud to be one of America’s largest private companies with approximately 70,000 employees in America and more than ... Read more

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Top CEOs: 2018 (#69)

Company Updates

  • Koch interns teamed up this summer to pitch innovative ideas to leadership and, for many, execute cost-saving initiatives across the company. Now that’s making an impact!

    No coffee runs: For Koch interns, it's about making a difference

    Across multiple companies at Koch Industries, innovation teams are working on inspired solutions to solve tough challenges. One team converted a building at Koch 's headquarters from an EPA Energy Star into an energy superstar by reducing energy usage for heating and cooling .

  • Digital transformation touches every company and employee at Koch Industries and Koch companies. The cowboys at Matador Cattle Company, a Koch company, are experimenting with drone technology to transform the way they raise 2,000 head of cattle, manage 10,000 acres of land, and explore new terrain. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQIuF

    Drones driving transformation at Matador Cattle Company

    John Douglas Russell, or J.D. for short, knows his way around a ranch. As a fifth-generation cattleman with Matador Cattle Company, he was practically born in the saddle. Even today, it's where he's most comfortable, relying on the instincts and abilities of his horse to manage 2,000 head of cattle over 10,000 acres in the Flint Hills, just outside Eureka, Kansas.

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Koch Industries – Why Work For Us?


Challenge accepted. It’s in our DNA.

Food. Shelter. Clothing. Transportation. All are vital to our way of life. And each also presents its share of challenges. At Koch we embrace those challenges — by challenging ourselves and each other to explore new ways that make life even better.

Click here to read 16 everyday challenges we take on.


At the foundation of our approach is Market-Based Management®.

Developed by Charles Koch, MBM® prepares individuals to deal successfully with the challenges of growth and change while fostering a healthy, growing organization. By applying the same shared values that unleash prosperity in free societies – such as value creation, integrity, responsibility, free speech and tolerance – we encourage each other to take initiative and to challenge.

Click here to learn more about our philosophy.

Challenge isn’t just accepted. It’s required.

To many, the word challenge seems a little scary. But at Koch, it’s what successful careers are built on. We believe in embracing challenge – to face tomorrow head on. As a privately-held company with abundant resources, we aren’t restricted by short-term thinking. And our relentless commitment to a culture based on values throughout a multitude of industries will challenge your expectations about how much better your career can be.

Click here to embrace the challenge.

Integrity. Compliance. Respect.

These are some of our core values, and they align with those instilled in you in the military. So let your service steer you to success. Combine your skills with our abundant resources, and you’ve got the right stuff for a meaningful career.

Opportunities span a variety of fields, such as engineering, IT, logistics, business, operations, maintenance and manufacturing.

Heroes walk among us. Here are just a few of the brave military veterans who have taken their next step with us.

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Going Private

After more than 30 years as a warfighter, an Army colonel faces perhaps his most intimidating mission yet. Landing a private sector job. Read more.

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John reinforces the perimeter.

We salute our military relations manager, John Buckley, who accepted a mission to perform 22 pushups everyday for 22 days. One for each of the 22 U.S. veterans who take their own lives each day.

Kickstart Your Career

Our president and COO started his career through the college recruiting program. Where will this opportunity take you?

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!

Click here to learn more about our internship program.

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    Pros

    Guiding Principles that are not just an idea or a thought, but practiced daily.

    A culture that not only embraces change, but expects process/procedure challenge.

    A culture that allows the individual to evaluate their role and find true sustainable value through challenge and innovation.

    Cons

    No onsite gym or workout facility.

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Koch Industries Photos

Koch Industries photo of: "I've worked for Guardian for 25 years on many really cool projects. Getting to see an actual building evolve was pretty cool." - Celeste, technician at the Large Area Vacuum Coater (LAVC)
Koch Industries photo of: “Loving the outdoors makes my job that much more important because I have to think about where these materials are going.” -Gracie, Environmental Specialist at INVISTA
Koch Industries photo of: “It really boils down to some simple principles. Whenever we make things, we always look for ways to do it better.” – Oluwatobi (Tobi), Environmental Engineer at Flint Hills Resources
Koch Industries photo of: “I feel like I’m making a positive difference, not only in the company, but overall too.” -Gina, Environmental Health and Safety Engineer at Koch Chem Tech Group
Koch Industries photo of: "When we were going to start up the biodiesel plant there were a lot of unknowns. We were were able to push through the challenges as a team. It’s exciting.” -Dillon, Production Coordinator
Koch Industries photo of: “Seeing results is really what counts in the end...that’s what’s really fulfilling to me.” -Raphael, Global Environmental Health and Safety Audit Manager
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    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.

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    • What are some goals you would set for yourself if you were to get this position ?   2 Answers
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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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