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Sasol Reviews

Updated May 15, 2014
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3.9 25 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Sasol CEO David E. Constable

David E. Constable

(12 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery consequent and sticking to: We say what we do and we do what we say. Loyal to employees. Very lean organization. Requires inititive but provides opportunities.

    ConsSometimes inflexible to adapt and fix things that are broken or needing improvement

    Advice to Senior ManagementApproach projects "open ended" and not have results defined before project starts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best petrochemicals company in the continent and number 1 in CTL process

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGrowth is assured through hard work and the educational support and internal training that is offered. The best company and its people live by it's 7 values day in and day out.

    ConsPolitics within specific business units is 1 con to consider but as like all businesses worldwide it an obstacle where ever may you go.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    IT Service Owner (Current Employee) Johannesburg (South Africa)

    ProsStrong values, support from management when in crisis

    ConsHard work isn't enough, do that little more

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good company to work for overall

    Human Resources Consultant (Current Employee) Secunda (South Africa)

    ProsThis company is constantly renewing itself; change is frequent and the people learn to adapt. Bold decision-making, without forgetting its history and where it came from.
    Has a bright future.

    ConsThe biggest con is that this company does not listen / respond / take cognisance of internal suggestions for improvement, thus the true value of their human capital is sometimes lost.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstitute an internal suggestion-line (something similar to the ethics line perhaps?) with a formal template for proposals. You will find a lot of cost-saving/ optimisation ideas internally, if you were only open to listening.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is small but compact and the business model works and is the future

    ConsSmall company that is trying to standardise

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focus and try to hire the best people now so company can take off well.

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    Excellent company to work for.

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Secunda (South Africa)

    ProsGood benefits, growing company, diverse enough for all career aspirations. Expansion in Lake Charles will bring another 1200 job opportunities. Keep re-inventing themselves. Good change management ethos.

    ConsWork/life balance, BEE affecting opportunities in SA. Secunda is not the most exciting town to live in

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove recognition practices. Make sure that BEE is not just window dressing, but appointing the right talent for the job. Failure to apply consequence management and keep employees accountable for delivery of set targets is currently one of the biggest chalenges.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I have been surprised with this large company at every turn.

    Senior Mechanical Fitter (Current Employee) Secunda (South Africa)

    ProsSolid company with many benefits.

    ConsIn any large company the danger exists that one could feel like a number.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should consist in some degree of people coming from onjob areas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A 10 year journey of personal growth ...and still growing.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Johannesburg (South Africa)

    ProsSasol is a well established (60 years) business with stability in its operations and its commitment as a responsible employer.
    Sasol’s pro-employee approach made it a good employer, even in the most challenging economic conditions, accommodating employees even beyond what would be expected in the most labour protective environment.
    The company’s continued growth, international footprint and diversity of operations (upstream, downstream/chemicals, R&D, new energy, retail, etc) makes it a company where people can move, while maintaining stability while achieving personal growth.

    ConsSasol is like most multinational companies structured for shareholder and legal requirements in such a way to comply with certain reporting requirements – this furthermore necessitates formal approval processes which can be experienced as bureaucratic.
    The engineering foundation of Sasol has lead to a climate where employees (including all functional areas) are challenged to have a “scientific” justification for doing work – this can be intimidating for employees who are uncomfortable with line managers who are challenging “thinkers”.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSasol has a very stable and solid value proposition for prospective employees and even investors – Sasol should learn to market it as the company is expanding globally.
    Sasol is known in South Africa as one of the top companies to work, this needs to be translated to other countries and communities (with corresponding Corporate Citizenship behaviour).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good employment security and benefits

    Process Operator (Current Employee) Secunda (South Africa)

    ProsSecurity
    Fairness
    Stability
    The employee share scheme sasol Inzalo
    Yearly incentive
    The work to earn incentive regarding safety and production

    ConsSome lack of discipline in the workforce.
    Inability of certain management to address poor work performance.
    Massive salary differences between mining and operations

    Advice to Senior ManagementBridge the gap between the operations salaries and the mining salaries.
    Enforce discipline in the workplace, there are a lot of people who are unemployed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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