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Found 1,235 of over 1K reviews
3.9
76% Recommend to a Friend
Koch Industries Chairman and CEO Charles G. Koch
90% Approve of CEO

Found 1,219 of over 1K reviews

3.9
76%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
Approve of CEO
Koch Industries Chairman and CEO Charles G. Koch
Charles G. Koch
620 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great Culture and Environment !(in 93 reviews)
  • "The people here are great and will help you succeed if you work hard and ask for help when needed.(in 80 reviews)
  • "Good pay and lots of hours when you're working.(in 73 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and lots of opportunity(in 69 reviews)
  • "Working for a company this size you get a good work/life balance and pay.(in 36 reviews)
Cons
  • "Poor management in every process(in 54 reviews)
  • "Middle Managers have a tendency to throw their direct reports in the line of fire instead of taking responsibility themselves.(in 20 reviews)
  • "No bonuses or raises for first five years so get what you want at the start.(in 19 reviews)
  • "Senior leadership tells the team that they listen to Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) feedback but actions would dictate otherwise.(in 18 reviews)
  • "Don't waste your time unless you know upper management very well and are already someone they like.(in 14 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year
    Featured Review

    Company with Values

    Dec 31, 2021 - Validation Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Koch is the best to work at. It has values which not only useful at career growth, your lifestyle too. Lot of things to learn and growth.

    Cons

    I’m working for KOCH , I have not faced any issues and problems related to work. If you have good negotiating skills in asking for salary you are lucky, as HR department tries to negotiate on it (of course every company does) .

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Good work, good pay

    Nov 15, 2022 - Electrician in Lexington, KY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Clean work areas, dependable employment

    Cons

    Very few drawbacks in my position (electrician)

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Company with Great Culture

    Nov 14, 2022 - Marketing 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits Great Leaders and Opportunity for Advancement

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons - it's great culture and facility here

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great work life balance

    Nov 9, 2022 - Capability Development Leader in Wichita, KS
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, principal-based management, strong mentors, strong culture, strong D&I, one of the US's healthiest employers to work for (in Wichita there are walking paths with mile markers on campus, 2 cafeterias and a cafe with healthy options, great benefits, etc).

    Cons

    If you have never worked for a bottoms-up principal-based management company, you could get lost. I.e., there isn't a formal training program or employee handbook with all the answers. The answer (unless it is safety or law) is often it depends. You need to be comfortable learning and experimenting, find a mentor and be comfortable leading through influence.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Administrative Assistant

    Nov 20, 2022 - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The opportunity to learn outside of admin work.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability in management, poor management skills, lack of growth, etc.

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Koch Review

    Nov 3, 2022 - Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Culture and opportunity are pros of working at Koch.

    Cons

    Koch is a very large organization which presents unique challenges.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Large company, good employment opportunities, upside down view of how to get and retain talent

    Nov 10, 2022 - Project Quality Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Large diverse company with many sites in North America.

    Cons

    Depending on which branch of Koch (Georgia Pacific, Koch Engineering Solutions, etc.) you are employed with will determine your work environment. Communication is only one way, downward and it’s a get onboard or get left behind mentality.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place to work

    Oct 24, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Culture - Career development - Diversity of opportunities

    Cons

    Not for those who only want to do the minimum, or are not motivated to transform and contribute.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Koch is an Excellent place to work

    Oct 24, 2022 - President 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Strong culture focusing on self-actualizing employees and creating value for all stakeholders

    Cons

    Comp philosophy is very powerful but can be difficult to explain to new employees

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Welder

    Oct 19, 2022 - Welder 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It's a Great job good people

    Cons

    It's a tough job ,Hard work.

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Koch Industries has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 1,372 reviews left anonymously by employees. 76% of employees would recommend working at Koch Industries to a friend and 74% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Koch Industries employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Koch Industries. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

76% of Koch Industries employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Koch Industries 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Koch Industries to be benefits, career development, culture and the cons to be senior leadership, work life balance, management.

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