Sasol Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  2. 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
  3.  

    Process engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 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
  6.  

    Experience varies greatly between different teams in the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Growth 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sasol Response

    Jun 13, 2014Talent Specialist

    Dear Colleague – thank you for your response! Our Glassdoor visitors may also be interested to know that Sasol established the first commercial scale GTL facility (ORYX GTL) – read more at ... More

  8.  

    Good company to build foundation into your career

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

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

    Pros

    Sasol has a well structured graduate development programme for chemical engineering graduates that helps integrate you into the work place and the company. Opportunities differ in each business unit. Rotation across business units may be accomodated if in line with ones personal development plan and business requirements. Sasol uses the total guarenteed package pay structure. Best way to gain core engineering experience is to work on the plants. The large size of the company caters for career development.

    Cons

    There are a lot of policies and procedures that arise from past incidents and best practises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Average

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sasol

    Pros

    flat office structure , friendly staff

    Cons

    flat office structure, requires a bit more structure

    Sasol Response

    Jun 13, 2014Talent Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback - we value having a supportive work environment! We are glad that some of our offices are growing significantly …especially in the US and in Upstream Oil & Gas, looking ... More

  10.  

    So far, fulfilling!

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

    I have been working at Sasol

    Pros

    Lots of challenging work, potential for growth, exciting technologies...

    Cons

    Inconsistent HR policies, favoritism, red tape...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome experience at Sasol

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

    I have been working at Sasol as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    As a chemical engineer in Sasol there is a lot of opportunities for growth and experience.
    Sasol allows chemical engineers to learn not only from other chemical engineers but all diciplines.
    Sasol has a high focus on safety an keeping their employees fit for the job.

    Cons

    The only negative is the adminstrative processes are a bit slow in Sasol. It is always difficult to find the correct person to speak to in order to resolve an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent when making decisions that effect others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sasol Response

    Jun 13, 2014Talent Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback! We hope that our current streamlining of decision making in the business will help you find it easier to resolve issues. In repositioning our company, the advantage ... More

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