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Koch Industries Overview

Wichita, KS
10000+ employees
1940
Company - Private
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$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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    A Different Kind of Career.

    Life is full of compromises. Your career shouldn't be one of them. As a privately-held company, we aren't restricted by short-term demands. And neither are you. With our relentless commitment to a culture based on values, our multitude of industries and abundant resources, here you have the opportunities to make a real impact in your career.

  • It's jeans day at our headquarters in Wichita, KS and the Oklahoma State college recruiting team took full advantage to show some school spirit!

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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.

Koch Industries Reviews

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    "Great culture & huge organization = ample opportunity"

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    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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