Sasol

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Intellectually stimulating and interesting but increasingly bureaucratic and less nimble than in the past

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Sasol

Pros

Interesting and stimulating work as part of the global petrochemical scene
A company facing many complex challenges and good growth opportunities
Willing to take risks
Can be innovative

Cons

Complex corporate politics
Increasingly bureaucratic
Over centralisation
Senior appointments sometimes difficult to understand and better candidates are often overlooked
Very slow to stop projects once it becomes clear they are not feasible or there are better alternatives

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are too many time consuming and costly initiatives
More focus on a clear and compelling strategy
Review and simplify the multiple reviews and committees involved in project approvals
Cull projects which are not feasible sooner. Significant money and scarce resources have been expended on project evaluations when it is evident to team members the project is not viable or there are better alternatives.
More focus on strategy and innovation and less on executing a list of projects

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just right about okay, the culture needs changing...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee Accountant in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Trainee Accountant in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I have been working at Sasol

    Pros

    Remuneration is above average compared to similar employers in the market...

    Cons

    The culture rewards loyalty as opposed to talent and hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The key to retaining talent is rewarding hard work and talent, not how long one has been working for the company...

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company but a lot of culture changes needed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Secunda (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Secunda (South Africa)

    I have been working at Sasol

    Pros

    Work, life balance supported and great benefits

    Cons

    Especially in Secunda - still very Afrikaner dominated. Afrikaans spoken in meetings, even thought none Afrikaans people are around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture of Sasol especially at the bottom levels still needs a radical shange. Nice and well to speak about how it is supposed to change, but we need action

    Approves of CEO
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