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

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johannesburg (South Africa)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johannesburg (South Africa)

I have been working at Sasol

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Sasol 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.

Cons

Sasol 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 Management

Sasol 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).

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  1. Good employment security and benefits

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    Current Employee - Process Operator in Secunda (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Secunda (South Africa)

    I have been working at Sasol

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sasol

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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


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