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Koch Industries Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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Pros
  • Competitive Work Environment, the company lives and breaths market based management (in 13 reviews)

  • It was a great company to build the working skills I still use to this day (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Do not work to ensure employee has a work/life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • There were definitely some nights with long hours, but that can be expected in any accounting role (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Worst years of my life"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time

    Pros

    Cafeteria, Salary, Employment, Clean Bathrooms

    Cons

    Everything else. Such a soul-sucking environment. Do it just to see if it's as bad as they say. I didn't believe. I do now.


  2. "Product Director of Latin America"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Koch Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    High Technology and very well organized company

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy due the size of the Group

    Advice to Management

    To be prone and open to listen new ideas from his team

  3. Helpful (2)

    "KAS"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    Managent pushes culture on everyone but doesn't follow guiding principles themselves. Uses a "pay based on performance" policy to not give cost of living raises, tells new hires that there are spot bonuses to off set this fact but these bonuses are never seen.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being hipocrites

    Koch Industries Response

    Nov 15, 2017 – KII Human Resources

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. We place a high value on our Guiding Principles, and we expect that all employees embrace them and put them into practice. If you don't see this as effective in... More


  4. "Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Koch Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pretty generous benefits & health insurance subsidy.

    Cons

    Inadequate personnel to fulfill all requirements assigned.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "KBS (IT)"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Challenging culture
    - Great 401K match
    - Good growth opportunities

    Cons

    - Stressful work environment
    - Compensation is low compared to market
    - Employee experience heavily depends on who your supervisor/manager is

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors seem to have unchecked power over their direct reports. A system of checks and balances needs to be put in place to ensure supervisors are not manipulating the principles and abusing their direct reports.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Strong culture with awesome colleagues"

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

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

    Pros

    Culture - I feel empowered to innovate, challenge, and be creative. I've seen reviews in the past that referred to our culture as "cult-like", but our values are pretty fundamental - have integrity, maintain compliance, create value, be respectful, share knowledge, etc.. From my view, Koch differentiates itself from other organizations by truly holding leaders and team members accountable for maintaining this culture, and I personally appreciate that. I see our culture as an asset.
    People - My Koch colleagues are bright, creative, energized, and inspiring. We support each other, and we challenge each other. We do not sit still – we are motivated by continual improvement.
    Opportunity – Approaching my seventh year, I am in my fourth(ish) role at Koch. I’ve had the opportunity work as part of an existing team, develop my own team, and join and influence the direction of a newly forming team. Koch is constantly evolving, and so are the opportunities for professional growth and development, as well as advancement.

    Cons

    The rapid pace of change can be overwhelming at times, but the leadership team does a great job of keeping everyone grounded, informed, and motivated. That said, Koch is probably not the right place for people who are looking for routine, repetitive roles, and it's definitely not the right place for people who want to "fly under the radar". The pace is not for everyone.

    Koch Industries Response

    Oct 17, 2017 – HR Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate your feedback. Also, thanks for allowing the opportunity for future employees to get an inside view at what working at Koch looks like!


  7. "Welder 2"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Clean work environment.

    Cons

    Poor communication within the two shifts poor wages

  8. Helpful (1)

    "KBS"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Koch Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment and salary

    Cons

    Lots of pressure and job stress

    Koch Industries Response

    Oct 16, 2017 – HR Recruiter

    Thank you for leaving a review about your experience working at Koch! We are very happy to hear that you enjoy the working environment at Koch, which is centered around Market Based Management (MBM... More


  9. "Above average to industry"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Operations in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    company drives to stay at market on compensation

    Cons

    MBM philosophy and Guiding principals culture

    Advice to Management

    Management seems exempt from culture.


  10. "Taxes"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s a very traditional company - they need to modernize their processes and the work environment is not friendly

    Cons

    Horrible culture - high turnover rate - not a friendly environment- No training on the work but too much training on the owner political idea ( market to market...)

    Advice to Management

    You need to take a step back and reshape the whole Tax department - everyone who left describe it as the worst place they worked - Koch is a good company but the Tax department in Georgia is failing

    Koch Industries Response

    Nov 15, 2017 – KII Human Resources

    We're sorry you had a disappointing experience. We place a high value on our Guiding Principles, including fulfillment and change - we will share your feedback with the HR and leadership group.


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