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Updated Jan 12, 2021

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3.9
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Koch Industries Chairman and CEO Charles G. Koch
Charles G. Koch
494 Ratings
Pros
  • "Relaxed work environment and nice office(in 39 reviews)

  • "The company culture is incredible; a great place to work and grow your career with a bunch of really nice co-workers(in 36 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work / life balance can be improved especially during big projects(in 40 reviews)

  • "Headquarters located in Wichita Kansas(in 36 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jul 29, 2020 - Applicant Tracking Systems Administrator in Wichita, KS
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good culture and work life balance

      Cons

      Bonuses are sparce continuous change

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Do not come to Koch Tax Department

      May 21, 2020 - Senior Tax Manager in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Easy to get hired. The tax department is constantly hiring. If you are a tax professional and like to keep an eye in the job market, you should've noticed Koch always has open tax position of all levels.

      Cons

      1. High turner over, both voluntary and involuntary. Not just lower level employees, but directors who have been here for years fired and disappeared on the same day. 2. The department is extremely cultish. Be prepared to spend hours and days in groups discussing MBM (Charles Koch's) philosophy during the teeth of the busy season. During the meeting, people will "sing gospel" to the MBM philosophy. This type of toxic culture will only attract and retain certain type of people. 3. The tax department is constant chaotic mess. Fire drills for no reasons all the time. At any given moment there will be a bunch of people don't know what is going on. 4. Poor personnel management. Tax, professional knowledge, and ability to get the job done do not matter that much. Knowing the right people matters way more. This results in a lot of people with not fitting experience or no experience holding key position managing more qualified people with fitting experience. 5. Horrible work life balance. If they tell you there is good work life balance there, do not believe them. 6. Way too much politics.

      6 people found this review helpful

      Koch Industries Response

      Branding & Marketing Talent Acquisition Specialist

      Hi, this is Molly from Talent Solutions and I wanted to say thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and share your feedback. I am disappointed to read of your experience as we work to foster a culture of innovation and growth for individuals at any stage of their career. Please know that I am sharing this with the appropriate leadership team as immediate feedback. Thank you again.

    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Senior product control

      Jan 11, 2021 - Senior Product Controller in Wichita, KS
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Strong company with great credit ratings

      Cons

      Horrible work life balance. Always stuck at work

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Use to be a great company

      Aug 9, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Delicious holiday lunch every year! Large company that usually has plenty of jobs open that employees can move in to to help grow their careers.

      Cons

      Compensation lower than similar jobs elsewhere, they do not promote a healthy work/life balance, getting too political.

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      3 people found this review helpful

      Koch Industries Response

      Branding & Marketing Talent Acquisition Specialist

      Hello, this is Molly from Talent Solutions team and I wanted to first thank you for taking the time and sharing your review with us. Our employees are important to us as a company and employer and we continue to identify and work towards supporting them throughout their career and that includes a focus on retention. You bring up a great reminder on the importance of that. Thank you again and I wish you the best.

    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Alright job

      Nov 2, 2020 - Technical Support Administrator in Wichita, KS
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great 401k Good work-life balance Work from home Consistent hours

      Cons

      No Raise Do more then Job duty Bad management Not appreciated Very little help

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Enjoyable

      Sep 10, 2020 - Market Risk Analyst in Houston, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Plenty of opportunities. Good work-life balance. Great name.

      Cons

      Downsizing across many regional offices. Focus on Wichita and people from/in Wichita.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      excellent

      Aug 9, 2020 - Engineer in Troy, MI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      best work life balance and good work life balance

      Cons

      top management directionless and directionless are top management

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Apr 17, 2020 - Senior Technical Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      culture, work life balance, career growth, management, benefits

      Cons

      none so far but i am new

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Innovative, principled, but does not value diversity and inclusion

      Feb 1, 2019 - Manager in Wichita, KS
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Compensation is decent at the manager level at some subsidiaries Use of robotic technology makes some processes more efficient, innovative Principled

      Cons

      In the Corporate office, a handful of minorities hold position of manager+ (out of almost 3000) Employees strongly encouraged to adopt Koch's political beliefs (conservative, libertarian) Many employees do not abide by guiding principles Difficult - if not impossible- to advance if you are a minority Promotions are far and few between if you don't know the right people Frameworks often lead to red-tape and become bottlenecks to progress Culture is cult-like Expected to wear multiple hats, no work-life balance and can be very stressful Terrible vacation policy Telecommuting discouraged in vast majority of corporate positions

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      7 people found this review helpful

      Koch Industries Response

      Social Media Manager

      Thank you for taking the time to express your candid thoughts and advice about diversity at Koch. We are currently sharing your feedback with our businesses as a reminder of why it’s important to hire, develop and retain team members who are aligned with our culture and offer diverse perspectives. This approach is essential to discovering new opportunities to achieve better results.

    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Company does not value employees

      Oct 8, 2018 - Logistics Coordinator in Green Bay, WI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Decent wage, great coworkers, job independence

      Cons

      This company does not care about their employees well being or work life balance. Mostly members of what we referred to as “the boys club” get promoted, even if they aren’t qualified. You can go 5+years with no raise, even if you work your butt off. I was fortunate to get a raise every year but most are not. I had members of management call me obscenities with no consequences. That is completely inappropriate. Managers would leave at 4pm to go golf while their employees stayed until 7pm working their tail off. Those were male managers, of course. I did not feel that women were treated equally at this company.

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      3 people found this review helpful
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