Koch Toronto = Do Your Research
Buyer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 April 2018
Do you research as you apply to Koch in Toronto.
There are quite a few ex employees you can find in social media, ask them what their time at Koch was like.
IF you join Koch, make sure to ask employees what happened to your predecessor, and how long they lasted.
When that is out of the way, focus on the job.
Make sure to do as much as you can in writing, the formal systems in this place are very weak. In case of dispute the longer employee wins. Even if people resist, you must persevere keeping things in writing. The emails get erased every 3 months, so print out and keep emails that are critical to your survival. Cut no corners, follow the rules even if people ask you nicely to cut corners.
Many processes here almost predate computers, so get ready for a lot of manual and paper operations that will need your full attention. Don't rely on someone else, or "the system" to spot things for you.
Don't try to change anything for the better, instead focus on doing your job in full compliance, and on-time. The culture here is not about change for the better.
Location is easy to access incl by transit and highways. Pay is average for office people.
Turnover in office staff is high. There are 2 sets of rules: official, and unofficial (it takes time to dig the unofficial).