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Sasol Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Very good pay compared to industry (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits, excellent 401k and pension plan (in 5 reviews)

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

  • With cash constraints, growth opportunities are severely limited (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. "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.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flex time, pension, lots of growth opportunity

    Cons

    low starting salary for entry level

    Advice to Management

    Don't underpay entry level employee


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Manager"

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

    I worked at Sasol full-time

    Pros

    People are generally friendly, salary is good, benefits are good, although medical can be restrictive. It is an amazing company is what they do and the future does look very bright with new huge projects to take the company into the next few decades. Depending on department work-life balance can be very good.

    Cons

    Culture can be stifling, and some people and leadership don't embrace a collaborative working culture, rather dictating (no exaggeration) terms and expectations, which even HR considered ridiculous. Some employed- for- life people stay because the salary and benefits and working hours are good. If you're in a support service like HR, legal, audit, administration etc opportunities can be few.

    Advice to Management

    Try rotating people at lower levels from job to job more frequently. It might shake things up a bit and provide movement around and through the organization.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Great opportunity to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sasol full-time

    Pros

    People at Sasol are great. Very friendly environment and the company always tries to move forward. Good place if you want to stay in one position and are comfortable being stagnate and receiving your regular 3-5% raise every year.

    Cons

    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. HR does not help one bit and now that oil is going down people are getting laid off to save money but yet they bring others to replace them.

    Advice to Management

    Start appreciating your people. Good ones are starting to leave.


  6. "Good Boss"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    No OT, good boss, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Everything is good in here.


  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career growth and prospects

    Cons

    Large corporation, development opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Greater emphasis on retention

  8. "Great company, diverse opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Analyst, Strategy and Business Development in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Analyst, Strategy and Business Development in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a large company, requiring expertise in all different areas. With time, there is the opportunity to grow yourself into different areas

    Cons

    Scope for promotion limited. Uncertain growth opportunities for the company in the Energy sector


  9. "Secunda - Not as bad as you would think"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Secunda (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Secunda (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of young professionals with a very active social life
    Big projects and fantastic exposure to operations
    Good salaries

    Cons

    Extremely high pollution
    140km from Johannesburg
    After restructuring a lot of great people left and mediocre stayed behind

    Advice to Management

    Need new blood in managers roles


  10. "Great community"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Strong sense of family values, Great health benefits, in the long run there is an opportunity to learn a lot and make a real difference.

    Cons

    Compliance driver, undergoing change in management structure creates uncertainty and job role confession.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget to develop leaders people skills, it is the only way coaching will be successful.


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