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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. Helpful (1)

    "Good Prospects"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sasol full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High quality individuals. Good work life balance. Good remuneration. There is a lot of potential to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Recent policies are extremely racially biased in South Africa, with withering prospects for and discrimination against white individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Sasol is a proudly South African company that was able to expand on a global scale due to continuous improvement and a people focussed approach. The people make the company. By alienating a large demographic, how can you expect the same commitment and loyalty from your employees.

    Sasol2018-07-22
  2. "Sasol London"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good location

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, old school, not many career opportunities

    Sasol2019-07-02
  3. "Upstream"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job environment, fantastic people diversity and nationalities

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, excessive cost control,

    Sasol2018-07-17
  4. "Good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sasol full-time

    Pros

    Made some great friends while working here, good opportunities for promotion and career development. Pay was fair. Learnt a lot while working here.

    Cons

    Too many unnecessary complicated processes. Managers build small empires. Company restructuring poorly managed.

    Advice to Management

    Be serious about streamlining business, don't just say it. Actually cut some of the unnecessary work. Don't cut staff and expect less people to do more work.

    Sasol2017-07-20
  5. "Too many changes"

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    • Senior Management
     in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sasol

    Pros

    Opportunities to advance within company

    Cons

    Constant changes. Mismanagement of company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your peer companies

    Sasol2017-02-27
  6. "Great Company to work for"

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    Junior Technical Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sasol for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and Pay offered

    Cons

    Very complicated processes in place.

    Sasol2015-07-21
  7. "Average"

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    I worked at Sasol

    Pros

    flat office structure , friendly staff

    Cons

    flat office structure, requires a bit more structure

    Sasol2014-05-06
  8. "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
  9. "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
  10. "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
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