Koch Industries - The best and the brightest - but be prepared to put in extra hours | Glassdoor
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"The best and the brightest - but be prepared to put in extra hours"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Focus on market based management.
Friendly co-workers.
Highly intelligent staff.

Cons

Long hours due to under staffing.
Tendency to apply labels that can not be removed.
Performance reviews tend to focus on behavior in meetings (rolling eyes) vs over all performance at job.

Advice to Management

Focus more on work staff accomplishes and less on personality quirks. Actually embrace the challenge process you preach vs labeling valid challenges as complaints. Charles has good direction and leadersship, but that can be lost in middle management.

Other Employee Reviews for Koch Industries

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits package, you always stay busy which makes the time fly, management is very passionate about Koch. Overall positive workplace.

    Cons

    Koch doesn't pay nearly as well as all of your friends think they do. That being said, they do pay competitively.

    Advice to Management

    I know it is easier said than done, but I do think Koch should be more family-life friendly. I believe this would create a more positive image and attract more employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Demanding and cut throat with no work life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You'll work with very intelligent people and you'll get very real overall expectations from a high level about how they expect each market segment to perform. Depending on the role you will get many perks - golf, lunches, various outings to "network".

    Cons

    Very little transparency about performance expectations. You'll be expected to just want to take over projects without being told about what they are or how to do it and then criticized for not having done so. People just disappear on the floor without really knowing if they quit or were fired. Its a very cut throat atmosphere. It was discussed one day out of 39 positions in the past year only 8 people remained 5 years later in that group. It is not stated but highly implied that employees should not take lunches and should work 10 hour days and often on weekends if needed. It is not uncommon for there to be 10-15 people still working on the floor at 7pm.

    Advice to Management

    Increase transparency rather than hint around topics approach them bluntly with employees.


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