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Koch Industries Reviews

Updated November 14, 2018
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  • "Work / life balance can be improved especially during big projects" (in 32 reviews)

  • "There were definitely some nights with long hours, but that can be expected in any accounting role" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "9 Years of Fulfillment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Guiding Principles that are not just an idea or a thought, but practiced daily.

    A culture that not only embraces change, but expects process/procedure challenge.

    A culture that allows the individual to evaluate their role and find true sustainable value through challenge and innovation.

    Cons

    No onsite gym or workout facility.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent culture and environment"

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

    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have been with Koch for almost 3 years and have thoroughly enjoyed my time. The MBM culture and people I work with are so different from any other place I have worked for and I love it.

    Cons

    Sick time could be a bit more flexible, ie: given out all at once instead of on a monthly basis. Flex scheduling could also be improved upon, such as getting to work from home.

  3. "Project Manager"

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

    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture, People, Opportunities, Technology
    Work from home options

    Cons

    Business casual dress code. Should change to casual.


  4. "SG & A analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Koch Industries (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good healthcare benefits , subsidized good cafeterias

    Cons

    not many, just make sure you're in teh right role - i was not

    Advice to Management

    better communication & collaboration between Koch companies


  5. "Koch Industries Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Koch Industries (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great group of value-driven team members that conduct business in an intellectually stimulating environment.

    Cons

    You have to be creative to find a good time in Wichita.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Koch - Fast and with much Fury"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Koch Industries (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - A lot of talented great people work at Koch with lot's of mind and heart willing to share their time and talent
    - Rapid change is expected of you to help ensure they stay ahead and cutting edge
    - Exciting place to work if you can hang on to the blurring pace
    - Opportunity for growth are exceptional
    - Their guiding MBM principles are generally solid and have a "Golden Rule" type of tone

    Cons

    - Very fast pace with little time to look in the rear view, and almost too little concern to look ahead for obstacles - feels like a daily marathon
    - Some of the folks there are tremendously narcissistic
    - The MBM culture is near cult like and you must drink gulp of it constantly
    - Management seems to care primarily about how they're perceived

    Advice to Management

    - Take more time to allow personnel to breath
    - In addition to using cutting-edge jargon and gesticulations to look great in meetings, invest some effort into true appreciation and concern for others

    Koch Industries Response

    Oct 24, 2018 – Social Media Manager

    Thanks for your comments. Market-Based Management® (MBM) principles are intended to help establish a shared vision and consistent culture for all 100,000+ of the employees at every level of our... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Benefits Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Benefits Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Benefits Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Koch Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedules - WFH days

    Cons

    No formal compensation policy, you have to work hard for a raise and to get recognized for salary increases and it's subjective -totally based on who you report to. GP I think has better comp policies than Koch, each business unit does their own thing in terms of how they look at comp and the frequency of it.

    Advice to Management

    Get a formal comp policy so the every day contributor can expect a raise at least once a year

    Koch Industries Response

    Oct 24, 2018 – Social Media Manager

    We strive to provide competitive compensation for all our roles, and reward team members based on the additional value they create – instead of limiting incentives with formal standards. This... More

  8. "MBM"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and pay is good

    Cons

    They work you hard. Long hours


  9. "Challenging but Fulfilling"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time

    Pros

    People are great and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Hours can be long and expectations high.


  10. "process operator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Operations in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company. Lots of advancement.

    Cons

    Has mandatory over-time so it is hard to plan on your days off.


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