Working at Engen: Company Overview and Reviews in South Africa

20 reviews
Engen, ZA Ratings
Average rating of 20 reviews on Indeed
4,2Work-Life Balance
3,8Pay & Benefits
3,7Job Security & Advancement
Salary Satisfaction
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay, in South Africa
Based on 124 reviews

Engen Reviews

Overall Reviews at Engen

Application Consultant | Cape Town, Western Cape | 30 Jun 2016
Stimulating and Challenging
I am an Application and Integration Support Consultant and my typical day revolves around checking mail for reported and logged issues from Engen Affiliate Countries. Checking my Remedy calls and resolving issues. Assisting the Business with Recons, running reports and updating Views/Stored Procedures and Jobs in SQL. Running queries and update/inserts in Oracle using PL/SQL. Searching SAP SD for transactions as part of the recon and checking on PI J2SE Adapter jobs and payloads. In my time here I have been challenged on the Applications that I already knew learning many new things in the process and I have also been introduced to other applications and more efficient ways of doing things. I have been involved in a number of projects which has given me insights into other aspects of Information Systems and the different roles and responsibilities associated with them. I have learned and benefitted from my interactions with Management as well as my colleagues who have willing shared their knowledge and experience contributing to my growth both personal and professional. I have enjoyed travelling the various Affiliate Countries and meeting new people, customs, cultures and languages and the expercience has been richly rewarding.
Process control tecnician | eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal | 04 Jun 2019
Productive and fun to work there
A typical day at work: A lot of hard work was put in, together with training to juggle around at the same time, but exciting. What I learned: operations fundamentals, HSSE, Chemical operations chemistry and principles, Refinery economics and products scheduling and more.. Management: Management was good knowledge wise and very driven, Work place culture: That was the best place to work, very structured, people were like family to one another, it felt so warm that you wouldn't realize when you don't get recognized and compensated correctly. The hardest part of the Job: when you don't get necessary support from you peers as well as management. The most enjoyable part of the job: When I was thrown in a deep end, given opportunities to lead my team during critical paths activities e.g. Shutdowns and projects, being trusted at junior level based on my caliber and work ethics.
ProsTraining and development was best and company has excellet values.
ConsManagement overlooked when it was time for promotions, in a nutshell - favorism
Cashier Supervisor | Kempton Park, Gauteng | 19 Apr 2021
Be happy with the customers to relief stress
Working at engen u must have patient ,smile all the time with the customer even though u are not in a good mood u Must pretend as if everything is under control .always great a customer with a great smile,offer customer special or if he or she needs anything else like plastic bag or airtime to make engen no1 .Be calm if customer shouting you or want to fight with ,don't say anything because customer is always Wright.
ProsFree breakfast
ConsEngen operates 24 hours
Laboratory Analyst | Durban, KwaZulu-Natal | 21 Aug 2017
Productive an professional place to work at.
Carrying out specialized analysis in support of the production teams, and supporting problem solving, continuous improvement initiatives and training Key skills and competencies: Attention to detail, team player, innovative thinker, assertive and pro-active. There is no hardest part of the job. I enjoy every part of my job and work with professional people who motivate one another.
HR Consultant | Durban, KwaZulu-Natal | 03 Mar 2020
Greatest place to work
It was most definitely the best place I have ever worked. The work life balance, that filtered down from management, led me to become not just a great employee but a well rounded individual outside of work. They made strides to ensure you felt cared for as an employee through continuous growth strategies and comprehensive fringe benefits. At Engen you are not just number, you are part of a family
Maintenance Engineer | Cape Town, Western Cape | 18 Aug 2015
A great company to work for but unfortunately I was only a contractor. Experienced a lot of Africa while with Engen. Unfortunately, our Labour Laws prohibit a contractor being employed for more than 3 years at a time.
ProsTravel into Africa
ConsBusiness model did not support efficient project management from SA
Consultant | Cape Town, Western Cape | 28 Apr 2023
Good company to work for, but very femanding. I have learned a lot. Management should support employees more when having personal challenges. The staff is supporting each other and the culture is good. The hardest part is managers not doing their part but demanding a lot from junior staff
Account Manager | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 18 Sept 2020
No culture autocratic
Good benefits To much emphasis on employment equity sacrifice skills and experience Long decision making process No or very little intarnal communication
ProsGood benefits
ConsTop down management style
Merchandiser | Centurion, Gauteng | 16 Aug 2021
Very productive and fun place to work
A great place for a starter to learn as it is a busy business place, there for it caters a grea skills to inter-react with customers therefore customer service skills is built....
ProsFree lunch is only for those who are still in training
ConsLong hours
Transportation Supervisor | Cape Town, Western Cape | 18 Feb 2022
Productive and long hours shift
I enjoyed my years at Engen, if given an opportunity I will appreciate it. Management is there to support the operation. Management support individual development.
ProsRecognition for outstanding performance
ConsShift Work
Plant Operator | Å | 30 Sept 2021
safty and toolbox tolk
It was a very busy day and one can not predict the daily work operations. I learned to be more responsible and teamwork. Management was not good at all and I only see that now that the management training was not accurate. the culture was good even though the management was not respecting the ethical culture of the workplace .the hardest part was safety precautions. Learning every day a new challenge was the enjoyable part of the job
Prosno free louch
Conslong hours
Auxiliar de soporte tecnico | México | 02 Jul 2019
Ambiente agradable y amigable
Era una empresa con un buen ámbito de trabajo, la directora era bastante amable y el personal muy unido. Si tuviera que dar un punto en contra seria la puntualidad, las labores de la empresa se suponían que comenzaban a las 9:00 am, sin embargo las oficinas no se abrían hasta la 9:30 am o hasta que alguno de los encargados llegara.
ProsBuen ambiente
ConsPoca puntualidad
Office Assistant | Kinshasa | 04 Dec 2018
The best working experience I’ve ever had !
I worked as an office assistant for the Engen company in the DRC , Kinshasa Gombe in the marketing department and I had such an amazing experience ! I loved my department and my working environment not to mention the beautiful staff lounge !!
ProsAmazing people, great and clean working environment, benefits
ConsShort breaks

Questions And Answers about Engen

How did you feel about telling people you worked at Engen?
Asked 20 Dec 2017
Well established company.Nation wide and you as a person can grow in the company
Answered 04 Sept 2018
Engen is a big and well manage company I would love to drive for engen oil the drivers are diceplined and organised
Answered 15 Jun 2018
How should you prepare for an interview at Engen?
Asked 02 Nov 2018
Its a formal interview just as you would prepare for another interview
Answered 08 Apr 2019
Just be yourself and by being that it means you should be the kind of person that is full of energy and willing to work with a team perfectly.
Answered 03 Apr 2019
What is a typical day like for you at the company?
Asked 03 Feb 2023
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How often do you get a raise at Engen?
Asked 16 Nov 2022
Once a year
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What is the most stressful part about working at the company?
Asked 28 Jun 2020
Every fuel price increase week
Answered 18 Feb 2022
We met different customer with different attitude, some of the customers they just shout without a reason
Answered 19 Apr 2021