Koch Industries

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Koch Industries Reviews

57 Reviews
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Koch Industries Chairman and CEO Charles G. Koch
Charles G. Koch
44 Ratings
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    Very reputed and establish company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Orange, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Orange, TX (US)

    I worked at Koch Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very diverse team of people and get to work in very friendly and manner organisation. They value people and their integrity. Also help establish career growth plan.

    Cons

    very stringent on following MBM principle and would be cultural shock for people moving in from other company.

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    Positive Outlook
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Koch Industries Interviews

Updated Aug 19, 2014
Updated Aug 19, 2014

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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Koch Industries.

    Interview Details

    Much longer interview than most. Round-robin style with 45 min one-on-one with about 4 people. It was not clear who in the group of people was the hiring manager. Following the 4 interviews, all those involved in the interview process review thoughts/impressions of the canidate. Key items they are looking for are: integrity, group-fit, teachability, ingenuity, openness to `finding a better way' to do things (innovation).

    Its a good idea to read Mr. Koch `Science of Sucess` before the interview so you are aware of the company culture, they really believe and live by the principles. But dont bring the book to the inverview or quote too much from it (that would be considered creepy or obssessive).

    Dress well, firm hand shake, prepare enough questions to be able to ask at least one in each of the 4 sessions you will be in, and at least one for HR.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you know what xxxx acronym stands for? I didn`t know very much about the technical part of the company so I had to find a way of saying `no` gracefully. I still got the job and never used the information they had asked me about in my job. I think they just wanted to see how I would react under pressure and if I was willing to say 'I don`t know' in an interview. Most people will lie and end up looking stupid....they see right through that.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very little negotiation. They asked my salary expectations at the end of the interview, which was uncomfortable. They said they dont really like goig back and forth in a negotiation phase.

    Not much wiggle room once salary amount was offered.

    No room to negotiate vacation or sick days.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

Koch Industries Awards and Accolades

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Website www.kochind.com
Headquarters Wichita, KS
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1940
Type Company - Private
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue £10+ billion (GBP) per year

Koch (pronounced "coke") Industries is the real thing, one of the largest (if not the largest) private companies in the US. Koch's operations are diverse, including refining and chemicals, process and pollution control equipment, and technologies; fibers and polymers; commodity and financial trading; and forest and consumer products (led by Georgia-Pacific LLC). Its Flint Hills Resources subsidiary owns three refineries that process more than 800,000 barrels of crude oil daily. Koch operates crude gathering systems and pipelines across North America as well as cattle... More

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