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Sasol Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Depending on department work-life balance can be very good (in 7 reviews)

  • Very good pay compared to industry (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of red tape which makes implementation challenging (in 4 reviews)

  • African department heads, long time N (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Growing Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast growing company in the US

    Cons

    And sometimes growing too fast


  2. "Merisol USA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Sasol full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great communication program. Upper management very supportive of employee initiatives. Really believe employees are valuable. Good working culture.

    Cons

    Most employees have been with the company for many years and aren't as welcoming as some companies I have worked with in past. They are all nice/professional, just not overly welcoming.


  3. "Plant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sasol full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair, consistent "does what thet say" company

    Cons

    No downside, a little bureaucratic


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  5. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lake Charles, LA

    I worked at Sasol full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company treats employee's very fairly. Good benefits, excellent 401k and pension plan. Plenty of job opportunities in Lake Charles

    Cons

    Pay could be better but benefits make up for the slightly below average pay.

    Advice to Management

    Continue caring about employees, its really nice to work for a company that treats everyone well.


  6. "okay"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sasol (Less than a year)

    Pros

    growth driven, dynamic, and challanging

    Cons

    work process, organizational structure, missing roadmap

    Advice to Management

    define organization, business process, and then track performance.


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    "Significant growth in the US"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sasol (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growth - new petrochem plant construction in Louisiana.

    Cons

    Relationship with Group is being sorted out.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Sasol - Houston Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sasol (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great salary.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Work distribution is very uneven. People aren't appreciated for their hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your people. You are losing people that have worked in the Houston office for 20+ years. They are unhappy, due to poor management and lack of work/life balance.


  9. "overall its great"

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

    Pros

    Sasol is growning and is a great place to start a career at.

    Cons

    Alot of conflict with in people in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more people


  10. "Growing Pains"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sasol full-time

    Pros

    Solid company with a well-established organization and technological capabilities in niches.
    Core business in home country (South Africa) remains profitable.
    Total value rewards compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Heavy bureaucracy and governance structure slows decisions and makes some employees feel a lack of empowerment,

    South African cultural and regulatory requirements can cast a long shadow across the organization globally.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, you're moving in the right direction.


  11. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sasol full-time

    Pros

    The company has knowledgeable management.

    Cons

    There's not many cons to report.



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