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Updated March 16, 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. "Merisol USA"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Plant Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Westlake, LA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Westlake, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sasol as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, everyone was willing to stop and teach me what I needed to know. Very fast growing company with great benefits

    Cons

    Not really any major flaws other than it may take a little while to hear back from them after interviews


  6. "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good pay.

    Cons

    Too much managers and governance.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Approach projects "open ended" and not have results defined before project starts


  8. "Senior Mechanical Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sasol full-time

    Pros

    Excellence in Engineering and Project Execution phases

    Cons

    No real show stoppers to report

    Advice to Management

    Sasol have good Managers. Top heavy in Projects sometimes


  9. "Pipe fitter assistance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Driver Code 10 in Secunda (South Africa)
    Former Contractor - Driver Code 10 in Secunda (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sasol as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Just to work far away from home and like when they miss me,cause my friends and family would like to see succeed in in life

    Cons

    I think my future is here the also pay well I think I afford to balance my needs

    Advice to Management

    To make sasol grow into a bigger biggest company in South africa


  10. Helpful (1)

    "All good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Control Engineer in Secunda (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Process Control Engineer in Secunda (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    need to work hard to move to management.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

    Sasol Response

    Jun 13, 2014 – Talent Specialist

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