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Koch Industries Overview

Wichita, KS
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Our life’s work is to help people improve their lives by making and innovating products and services our customers value. Our focus is on delivering mutual benefit: Win-win outcomes that make life better for customers and employees alike.

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Top CEOs: 2018 (#69)

Company Updates

  • For Koch employees, transformation means more than just improving products and processes—it means continually improving themselves. The key to fulfillment is simple: Pursuing your dreams while helping others find theirs, no matter what obstacles—mental or physical—might stand in the way.

    Meet the women leading the future of science and engineering at Koch

    If Dawn Wurst had listened to a well-meaning teacher in high school who told her she shouldn't pursue a career in engineering because of her difficulty with math, her future might have looked very different. "But because of my perso...

  • “If you are passionate about innovation, willing to bet on and reinvest in yourself and you can bring competitively-advantage skills to an entrepreneurial work environment, Koch's a great place to have a multi-faceted career and fuel your continuous self-transformation.” - Askia Ahmad, IT director at Flint Hills Resources

    The advantages of working for a business with purpose

    Now more than ever, people want companies to stand for something. Askia Ahmad, an IT director at Flint Hills Resources, has noticed that sentiment more and more while meeting with prospective employees and current college students.

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Koch Industries – Why Work For Us?

Creating value. Transforming life.

From life’s basics to tomorrow’s technological breakthroughs, it’s our job to create and innovate a wide spectrum of products and services that make life better – and to do so responsibly while consuming fewer resources. Below are 16 of the ways we do exactly that.

Click here to learn more about what we do.

At the heart of how we work.

To succeed in today’s world of rapid change, we must have a heightened sense of urgency and the commitment to continually transform our performance. Our approach, Market-Based Management®, encourages and equips individuals to practice lifelong learning, drive innovation, embrace transformation and achieve self-actualization – all contributing to a healthy, growing organization.

Eight principles. Infinite potential.

Market-Based Management is the business philosophy and framework developed by Charles Koch that we apply to innovate, improve and transform ourselves in order to create greater value. Our MBM® Guiding Principles define who we are as an organization. We live by them daily, as they are essential to the creation of virtuous cycles of mutual benefit.

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Driving change around the world.

Koch employs nearly 120,000 people worldwide, about 65,000 of those in the United States. Our businesses have a presence in 50 countries across the globe.

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Challengers wanted.

At Koch, successful careers are built by taking on real-world challenges. As well as by challenging ourselves and each other to find better ideas and ways to create value. Because we believe that continual transformation today will help us meet the needs of our customers tomorrow. Are you a challenger?

Click here to learn more about careers at Koch.

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    "9 Years of Fulfillment"

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    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.


    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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Koch Industries Interviews



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


    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

  • 2018 Enablon Excellence Awards, Enablon, 2018
  • Military Friendly Employer®, Victory Media, 2018
  • ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency', 2017
  • Top 100 Internship Programs, Way Up, 2018
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2018
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