With a company as big as Koch, reviews tend to vary widely. There are pockets of poor management, lack of culture, poor employee development or poor team direction/decisions that need to be corrected. The good part is that they usually are as the performance bar is continuously being raised on both leaders and individual contributors. Team direction shifts as experiments pass or fail and the organization learns from their mistakes. Career advancement options are also limited only by your abilities/willingness to succeed.
One thing that is constant is the level of performance expected every day. If you don’t like a fast paced, constantly changing environment and would rather have a laid-back job, this is NOT the place for you. It is exhausting, yes, but also highly rewarding. Culture is also the key driver for most decisions and actions. It is at the heart of every role and performance is based on it. If you have difficulty with that, then Koch is again, NOT the place for you. But if you are, it is absolutely amazing to see what a group of like-minded individuals can achieve.
Like with most reviews, you need to look at both the current and former employees as they are two sides to the same coin before weighing judgement. I highly recommend Koch and have devoted most of my adult life working there.
Compensation based on value created, not set percentage; career development opportunities
Demanding and exhausting