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Sasol Reviews

Updated Aug 23, 2019

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3.5
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64%
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66%
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Bongani Nqwababa and Stephen Cornell
40 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fantastic workplace with good work life balance(in 11 reviews)

  • "Excellent benefits, strong Company, personal advancement possibilities, relative job security(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lots of red tape, many many meetings upon meetings(in 5 reviews)

  • "South Africa is the headquarter parent company and has an agenda to fulfill, so do the people that they send to work in the US(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to Work For!"

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    Current Employee - Chemist in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sasol full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of job growth, and many opportunities to grow with the company.

    Cons

    Promotions are far and few in time, but management is working to improve the rate of promotions for people.

    Sasol2019-04-17
  2. "Company going through transition"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and employees are friendly

    Cons

    Management needs improvement, somewhat disconnected from lower level employees

    Advice to Management

    Model the principles of the company...don't just speak it.

    Sasol2019-08-16
  3. "Pressure Drives Bad Choices - Extreme Pressures Drives Catastrophes"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Lake Charles, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sasol full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    High turn over of senior roles can provide career growth to many. Good experience for junior level employees.

    Cons

    Management by intimidation and fear. Failure to deliver commitments to personnel. Few if any of the "perks" discussed in interviews ever delivered upon.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the teams on the ground. Five years of ignoring experience because you know better has nearly sunk the entire company. Listen. Listen. Listen.

    Sasol2019-08-23
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Abysmal Pay for Houston"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sasol full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers at middle management and below.

    Cons

    Bonuses are slim to none this year largely due to poor project management and execution. The non-executives are taking a huge hit on the chin due to already anemic base pay levels.

    Advice to Management

    Sasol's Houston office has a serious problem with pay. Expats from South Africa get huge packages and living allowances, while American employees in Houston are paid substantially below market in a number of critical functions. US-based senior management could address attrition by setting competitive pay and reducing the lengthy vesting period for 401k benefits but chooses to do nothing. Sad.

    Sasol2019-06-15
  5. "Good company overall"

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    Former Employee - Process Operator 
    Recommends

    I worked at Sasol for less than a year

    Pros

    Its almost impossible for an operator to get fired

    Cons

    Operators treat contractors like they're nothing

    Sasol2019-04-19
  6. "Excellent company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sasol full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cafeteria, nice offices, friendly staff

    Cons

    Commute is far from home

    Sasol2019-04-01
  7. "Customer Service Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sasol

    Pros

    Great company overall! Good people, beautiful Facility.

    Cons

    None to report at this time.

    Sasol2019-01-10
  8. "Process Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid benefits, decent work/life balance, friendly work environment and lots of opportunities to work on interesting projects.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit unorganized and chaotic.

    Sasol2018-12-04
  9. "Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Sasol full-time

    Pros

    Good experience working here. Management was awesome

    Cons

    Not many cons came out of this

    Sasol2018-11-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sasol full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, Pension, Good People to work with, potential to go from good to great company but needs trust, organization, and honesty.

    Cons

    Project has been managed poorly so things are disorganized. Pay is 15% to 20% lower than other comparative companies from N.O. to Houston so expect to be low cut when negotiating. Integrity here has taken a blow due to workforce being misled at times. Being a new plant, departments are trying to find their niche and this causes quite a bit of confusion when trying to work together so don't expect things to be well defined...

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    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees upfront no need to bait and switch. Upper Management needs to be the ones who discuss amongst each other how their groups will work together not the employees. Communicate!

    Sasol2018-11-10
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