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Koch Industries Reviews

Updated July 5, 2018
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  • "Koch expects a work/life balance that tilts more toward work in order to be successful" (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 (12)

    "6 years and loving it"

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

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

    Pros

    Koch Industries prides itself on living by their 10 guiding principles and 5 dimensions of MBM. While there are going to be spots here & there that don't always adhere to our values, those employees are few and far between, and typically they never reach a leadership position where it could negatively impact those around them.

    I started my experience as a consultant on the Service Desk and quickly found myself being invited on as a full time employee. Since that time, I have changed positions a few times, which has always been a strong increase in fulfillment. Each of my new positions I moved toward was a "stretch position", in that I didn't feel FULLY confident with the role. But that's a good thing because I could be honest with my leadership, get the training I would need for the position, and watch myself grow as an employee.

    Leadership in this company understands that fulfillment is multi-dimensional. Whether it is the work/life balance, salary, flexible work hours, or even just the fulfillment of increased responsibilities, they are willing to work with their employees to find the best situations.

    Today, we find ourselves in a fast paced, changing environment. It is a great time to get onboard and ride the wave! I am 6 years in, and I'm ready for plenty more as the adventures never cease.

    Cons

    (very minor) Dress code is business casual - slacks and a nice shirt for guys, more flexible for women. Rumors have floated around for years about allowing (nice) jeans as part of the dress code, which would be very welcome. Some of the newer locations (such as Reno) are already more flexible in this way.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. In my six year tenure I have seen lots of progressive movements in the areas of work/life balance and flexible hours. I would love to see a more flexible dress code. Those with vendor/business meetings should have the foresight to dress appropriately for those situations, and I'm certain that there would be very few (if any) issues in this space.

    Koch Industries Response

    Feb 19, 2018 – HR Recruiter

    Thank you for sharing your experience at Koch with us and anyone considering employment at Koch. We are very glad to hear that your leadership team has found different ways to aid in your... More


  2. "Employment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good company with decent benefits

    Cons

    At times can be too Demanding

    Advice to Management

    Become more family oriented

  3. "Supervisor 2nd Shift Tulsa Oklahoma"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Was asked to bring new ideas, was shot down every time and the same old ways always continued

    Advice to Management

    Listen to ideas from this century


  4. "Senior accountant"

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

    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time

    Pros

    Stable for small town wichita

    Cons

    Compensation philosophy is up to your manager


  5. "Slid to another position"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment people, possibilities benefits competitive

    Cons

    I cannot describe any cons

    Advice to Management

    Continue to engage


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Boilermaker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay if you know somebody.

    Cons

    No job security not enough work.


  7. "team lead"

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

    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time

    Pros

    values, career and work life balance

    Cons

    multiple management, multiple companies, transitions

  8. "John Zink Company LLC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good corporate culture, offices are well kept, and they are always reinvesting in the company.

    Cons

    They are behind modern work practices (flex time, 9-80 schedules, etc.) and they could compensate more competitively.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt more progressive work scheduling.


  9. "Human Resource Employee Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for, management is excellent, and there is plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons.


  10. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good People, decent work environment on trade floor in Houston. Good area. Excellent office for people, with standing desks

    Cons

    The management up in Kansas is completely disconnected from what's going on in Houston with the employees. It's kind of insane, really

    Advice to Management

    Even though many of them come down to Houston, try to have more meetings where you are trying to understand what's going on rather than "telling" everyone how to do things.


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