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Sasol Reviews

Updated December 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Very good pay compared to industry (in 8 reviews)

  • Very fast growing company with great benefits (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Mainly South Africa based, which limit global growth opportunities (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly, competent people striving for excellence.

    Cons

    A bit disorganized at times.


  2. "growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sasol full-time

    Pros

    good pay for college grads

    Cons

    No life outside of work

  3. "Sasol R&D Good for PhDs, but really bad for non-PhDs"

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    Former Employee - Research Chemist/Scientist in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Research Chemist/Scientist in Lake Charles, LA

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

    Pros

    Work culture is friendly. Health insurance is really good.

    Cons

    Sasol R&D only promotes people with PhDs . If you do not have a PhD, then your career growth is very limited (although in your interview they will tell you that it is not true). A lot favoritism by managers and internal politics.

    If you are not used to Louisiana culture, then Lake Charles is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop giving opportunities to only your favorites.


  4. "Good for young engineers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sasol full-time

    Pros

    Good training for young engineers

    Cons

    Silos, politics, short-sightedness, empire building


  5. "Dynamic and Innovative"

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    Former Employee - Project Director
    Former Employee - Project Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sasol full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work processes, structured, innovative, R&D orientated, growing, great company to work for if you like a diverse work environment and lots of challenges.

    Cons

    long work hours can be a challenge to some folks

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing!


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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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