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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

Company Updates

  • Koch Disruptive Technologies announces its first investment!

    Koch Disruptive Technologies to Lead $150 Million Investment of INSIGHTEC

    WICHITA, Kan.; HAIFA, Israel - Koch Disruptive Technologies, a subsidiary of Koch Industries focused on finding and funding innovative and emerging companies, is the lead investor in a $150 million Series E funding round for INSIGHTEC, a commercial-stage medical device company revolutionizing surgery with MRI-guided focused ultrasound.

  • Approximately 65% of today's grade-schoolers will eventually work in roles that do not yet exist. Click here to learn how robots are giving Koch employees an innovative edge in the workplace. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQLsS

    Future of Work: Koch Industries Creates the Workplace & Jobs of the Future

    The face of the American workplace is transforming. In this new age of automation, in a world of autonomous automobiles and artificial intelligence, manufacturers have had to find ways to harness new technology to meet the future demands of consumers in the marketplace.

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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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    "Not what I expected from "corporate" world. Loving it!"

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    Pros

    Treated as an individual, not just a number despite being 120,000+ employees. You know where you stand because you are constantly given feedback on what you are doing well and where you could be improving to do even better. We operate off of guidelines, not policies, wherever possible to allow for free thinking and focus on the most important items.

    Cons

    Not all areas of Koch are up-to-date with current demands/preferences of employees. For example: work from home, flextime, work attire, maternity/paternity leave etc. The ship is turning around though and I believe the company is starting to hone in on the important benefits, not just the trendy ones.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in leadership that is passionate about people, this makes the biggest difference. Work on the speed of change, each situation will require a different pace, make sure to treat them appropriately.

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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.

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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 ?   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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