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"It is all about creating value."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Koch Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The companies core values are more than just words on paper, the employees wear it on the sleeves. The availability of training is quite good especially in the realm of Market Based Management (MBM). Good training for supervisors. This isn't a company that quibbles about $.02 on an business expense as long as you can show that it was a legitimate expense. Employee population heavily involved in giving back to the community.

Cons

The pace can become "fast and furious" at times, maintaining focus, knowing what value you bring are important to keep in front of you.

Advice to Management

Stay the course!

Other Employee Reviews for Koch Industries

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Koch Industries full-time

    Pros

    If you made it through the interview process you have been selected based on your likely fit with the MBM philosophy.
    Nice facility with chef in the cafeteria.
    Thriving business.

    Cons

    Screened based on fit to MBM. If you deviate from that philosophy or voice dissent you will be let go without any hesitation. Lots of turnover because of this.
    One of MBM philosophy points is "challenge" things. This should be a good thing and lead to open mindedness, but on the KBS teams I worked with it was unnecessarily confrontational and hostile.
    You have to live in Wichita to work at HQ. If you leave Wichita you may have difficulty selling your house.
    Work/life balance is not in their vocabulary. Not as bad as other places on this though.
    No clear career path.
    Atlanta (Georgia Pacific) has not fully assimilated the MBM philosophy, which makes for cognitive dissonance.
    "Entrepreneurial" mindset leads to duplication of services, and excuse for not following processes.

    Advice to Management

    Not much you can say. You either fit Koch or you don't. (Most don't).
    Screening for MBM allows no deviation or dissent. While this makes a common culture, it also removes the diversity of other ways of looking at a problem.


  2. "Awesome place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are fantastic to work with

    Cons

    Hours can be long and the travel

    Advice to Management

    Listen to them more often

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