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Sasol Reviews

Updated Nov 9, 2019

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3.4
61%
Recommend to a Friend
57%
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Sasol CEO Bongani Nqwababa and Stephen Cornell (no image)
Bongani Nqwababa and Stephen Cornell
43 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Lots of red tape to get anything done(in 6 reviews)

  • "Work life balance of higher level employees can improve(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Hr consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secunda
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to different aspects of hr

    Cons

    Hr consultants tend to need to take on other department’s responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Take note of the effort and responsibilities hr consultants take on.

    Sasol2019-11-10
  2. "Great company to work for with invaluable engineering learning opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Johannesburg
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company vision and diverse pool of expertise

    Cons

    Still continues to struggle with lack of inclusiveness

    Sasol2019-09-28
  3. "Project area"

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    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sasol

    Pros

    Good place to gain some experience and run.

    Cons

    Active project cost and schedule fraud. Company investigation is a white wash. Were is the SEC?

    Advice to Management

    Early retirement won’t save you from conviction.

    Sasol2019-10-28
  4. "Good Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Training Administrator in Secunda
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sasol full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits excellent

    Cons

    Work life balance of higher level employees can improve

    Advice to Management

    NA

    Sasol2019-09-17
  5. "Brilliant place to get hands on experience"

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    Current Employee - Engineer-In-Training 

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

    Pros

    You will not get hands on engineering experience like this elsewhere very easily

    Cons

    Rigid company structure. Remote location for young people

    Sasol2019-09-17
  6. "Overall rating"

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Afrikaskop
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sasol full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good befits and pay and good people

    Cons

    Managers are racist and suppress black people moving to top positions

    Advice to Management

    Eradicate racism

    Sasol2019-09-21
  7. "A bureaucratic challenge"

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    Former Employee - V P in Johannesburg
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sasol full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stable job and would suit someone with no or little ambition apart from to have an income

    Cons

    Bureaucracy was astonishing. More and more processes were put in which truly disempowered the workforce. Trust was extremely limited.

    Advice to Management

    A total cultural change is required to break it out of its current state

    Sasol2019-09-21
  8. "Group Technology"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Sasolburg
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sasol full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great for getting technical experience and developing engineering skills. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Relative uncertainty around long term sustainability of company.

    Advice to Management

    Take a more strategic and longer term view on where the company and various sub-entities needs to be in future and align the work agenda, skills and knowledge base to add tangible value.

    Sasol2019-09-04
  9. "Working Culture"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Secunda

    I worked at Sasol full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Process driven company and only needs below sorted.

    Cons

    Apartheid and nepotism are killing the spirit of employees

    Sasol2019-08-16
  10. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Process Operator in Sasolburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, and a big company going international

    Cons

    Should be a black employee then you can progress faster with a lot more help from the company

    Sasol2019-08-14
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