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Koch Industries Reviews

Updated January 11, 2019
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  • "Work / life balance can be improved especially during big projects" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Some long hours, 40-50 hour work weeks" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

    "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. "Systems Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time

    Pros

    No micro-management. Not just drink the kool-aid culture. Leaders and co-workers actively work to better themselves which in turn betters the company. Encouraged to challenge the status quo and any employee's opinion is valued. Compensation reviews every 6 months.

    Cons

    Lots of change and value creation can feel overwhelming at first. Once you dive into the MBM culture, things start to make more sense. Can be very stressful at first.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

  3. "Good and Bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like the culture, most of the people and pay is decent, benefits are good too.

    Cons

    Lack of commitment to the direction. They talk about putting customers and employees first but fight you and how to get there. Hold on to old ideas and not what employment looks like in the 21st century. In order to attract talent they will need to get more flexible.

    Advice to Management

    You have too many managers muddling up progress. You need to spread out decision making. It feels like red sea of tape to get ideas through.


  4. "Great People to Work With"

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    • Culture & Values
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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

    They have truly hired some incredible people to work with. They have a true care and concern for keeping the work environment peaceful and positive. They are not unnecessarily strict about asinine work rules. The hiring process is a little long, for good reason. They also promote flexibility and have a concern for your personal life events.

    Cons

    The opportunity for advancement is more socially based than skill based.

    Advice to Management

    Promote employee growth to allow your employees to have more sense of fulfillment. Encourage change in a society that is changing at a rapid pace. Creating a bonus structure encourages employees to go above and beyond. These things create more loyalty.


  5. "Best in Wichita"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging environment, lots of opportunities to move around.

    Cons

    Time off, vacation and sick days are separate.


  6. "SG & A analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  7. "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Koch Industries full-time

    Pros

    In my opinion, None at all

    Cons

    In my opinion, Do not work here


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Koch - Fast and with much Fury"

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    • 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


  10. "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.