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Koch Industries Overview

Wichita, KS
10000+ employees
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

Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2018 (#69)

Company Updates

  • Koch Disruptive Technologies recently hosted Joe Lonsdale, a founding partner of 8VC, in Wichita for a fireside chat. Joe spoke with Chase Koch about transformations happening in the market, as well as how to think about driving continuous transformation.

    #KochDisrupt Fireside Chat: Joe Lonsdale

    On Friday, May 11, Koch Disruptive Technologies hosted Joe Lonsdale in Wichita for a fireside chat. Joe is a founding partner of 8VC, a leading venture capital fund in the Bay Area. Over the course of his career, Joe has founded, invested in or worked with several significant technology companies such as PayPal, Palantir, Oculus and Wish.

  • Congratulations to our CEO, Charles Koch, for being rated a 2018 Glassdoor Top CEO! Thank you to our 120,000 employees for sharing your feedback and making this possible!

    Top CEOs

    Employees have spoken! These are the Top CEOs for 2018, according to Glassdoor. Did your boss make the cut?

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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.


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.


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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    "6 years and loving it"

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    Current Employee - Cloud Optimization Engineer in Wichita, KS
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    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time (More than 5 years)


    Koch Industries prides itself on living by their 10 guiding principles and 5 dimensions of MBM. While there are going to be spots here & there that don't always adhere to our values, those employees are few and far between, and typically they never reach a leadership position where it could negatively impact those around them.

    I started my experience as a consultant on the Service Desk and quickly found myself being invited on as a full time employee. Since that time, I have changed positions a few times, which has always been a strong increase in fulfillment. Each of my new positions I moved toward was a "stretch position", in that I didn't feel FULLY confident with the role. But that's a good thing because I could be honest with my leadership, get the training I would need for the position, and watch myself grow as an employee.

    Leadership in this company understands that fulfillment is multi-dimensional. Whether it is the work/life balance, salary, flexible work hours, or even just the fulfillment of increased responsibilities, they are willing to work with their employees to find the best situations.

    Today, we find ourselves in a fast paced, changing environment. It is a great time to get onboard and ride the wave! I am 6 years in, and I'm ready for plenty more as the adventures never cease.


    (very minor) Dress code is business casual - slacks and a nice shirt for guys, more flexible for women. Rumors have floated around for years about allowing (nice) jeans as part of the dress code, which would be very welcome. Some of the newer locations (such as Reno) are already more flexible in this way.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. In my six year tenure I have seen lots of progressive movements in the areas of work/life balance and flexible hours. I would love to see a more flexible dress code. Those with vendor/business meetings should have the foresight to dress appropriately for those situations, and I'm certain that there would be very few (if any) issues in this space.

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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

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

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