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Koch Industries Reviews

Updated September 22, 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 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "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. "process operator"

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    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.

  3. "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment at Koch!

    Cons

    All great in the work space at Koch!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Pros/Cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time

    Pros

    MBM Driven
    More Opportunity
    Name Brand
    Good Supervisor (for me)

    Cons

    Non-career Driven
    Internal Politics
    Salary is not as high as expected


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Cfd Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Cfd Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover. No training


  6. "Product Control Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Koch Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent food on-site. Not a lot of traffic in Wichita.

    Cons

    Lots and lots of promises...none true. KS&T is hemorrhaging talent left & right.
    Pay/Benefits/Vacation, etc. is substandard.

    Advice to Management

    Move your analysts where your traders are...give bonuses. Sp many things so little time


  7. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company as it dables in a lot of industries

    Cons

    Too many changes in supervisors over me. They don't invest in employees like they preach. No investment in coaching or employee engagement for any momentum in a career there.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your employees. No real engagement with employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Koch Supply and Trading - DO NOT work here, especially for Product Control"

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    Former Employee - Product Control Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Product Control Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Koch Industries full-time

    Pros

    Only take this role if you are straight out of college, and have no technical or business skills whatsoever. You may learn some things about the energy trading space, but most likely not. You will probably get better at excel though, but if you have an opportunity to go into a front office role directly out of school, take that opportunity.

    Experienced folks - if you want a job that is not dead end, do not take this role!

    Cons

    There are alot of downsides to this role.

    1) There is no critical thinking needed. The role is simply plugging and chugging numbers into a excel spreadsheet everyday. Every single day is the exact same. There is no variation. Front office team looks to you like a robot cost center, and as someone that just makes mistakes since you are calculating their PnL for them.

    2) They tell you that you can make it to the front office constantly, but very few people are able to do it (and those that do take MANY years to do) so turnover is extremely large. The hours are not fantastic either.

    In all, I would absolutely not recommend the product control role whatsoever unless you really enjoy repetitive work with 0 upside.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Koch Industries full-time

    Pros

    It's a large company so there's good growth opportunities.
    Salaries are competitive.
    They support career development through training.

    Cons

    Very poor bonus structure compared to competitors.
    Addiction to MBM is cult like. It has it benefits but a little flexibility would be nice.

    Advice to Management

    Lay off the MBM just a bit.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good Idea. Bad Execution."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people you work with are great.

    Cons

    Pay is under market
    Management doesn't follow company culture
    No bonus/incentive compensation for lower rank employees
    No company gym/membership assistance
    Lie to employees about growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach.


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