Sasol Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. Good Boss

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sasol

    Pros

    No OT, good boss, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Everything is good in here.

  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sasol full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Approach projects "open ended" and not have results defined before project starts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. terrible management, no growth.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sasol

    Pros

    the remuneration is competitive but is not worth the dissatisfaction and lack of advancement and growth.

    Cons

    no development or growth
    terrible management
    HR is manager orientated, not employee focussed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    developing and caring fro your staff is developing and caring for your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Overall Good but.....

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sasol full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well-structured Remuneration package.
    Company values supports Triple bottom line.

    Cons

    Perceived favouritism in all levels
    The Company is always "re-structuring" which can create a feeling of uncertainty(not sure of your job) and a feeling of being just a number.
    Work-life balance is not always a priority.
    Once you have reached your ceiling in your current job role its difficult to progress inside the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in Leadership & Team building.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Overall good

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

    I have been working at Sasol full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Can gain a lot of technical experience from the Secunda site in a short period of time
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    A lot of politics and red tape
    Small town lifestyle, however it is improving

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great pay but limited opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Support Engineer in Secunda (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Plant Support Engineer in Secunda (South Africa)

    I have been working at Sasol full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance and training budget that enables you to hone your skills. Post graduate studies supported as long as the studies are in the same line as your current job. Good pay

    Cons

    Located in small town. Growth opportunities in other business units can be limited by your line manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proper succession planning will prevent the need for managers to feel the need to keep their resource for themselves. This will allow people to move within the organization as opposed to seeking opportunities in other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    All good

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

    I have been working at Sasol full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good career growth and exposure

    Cons

    No more promotion due to pheonix

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to work hard to move to management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Process engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Secunda (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Secunda (South Africa)

    I have been working at Sasol full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good development program for graduate engineers- aim to get a taste for all facets of the organization

    Cons

    It is difficult to move from plant environment to project environment; this causes plant engineers to reach a ceiling after 4 years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sasol full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good learning, unconventional technologies, Excellent compensation scheme.

    Cons

    Currently undergoing corporate restructuring - lots of uncertainty. If on manufacturing sites - location can be a negative, but I personally enjoyed it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Experience varies greatly between different teams in the company

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Sasolburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Sasolburg (South Africa)

    I worked at Sasol full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and salary are above average
    Engineering Graduate Development Scheme is well-structured

    Cons

    Red tape and bureaucracy means that getting projects implemented takes much longer than it should

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership need to take more accountability and responsibility for decision-making.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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