Overall Reviews at Engen
No culture autocratic
To much emphasis on employment equity sacrifice skills and experience
Long decision making process
No or very little intarnal communication
ConsTop down management style
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.
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
Engen is a great company to work for, the work is very challenging which is what I enjoy the most. Because I enjoy the work I don't mind working after hours.
Im Bulelwa Mkhandlwana, i am hungry for a job. I promise to work hard and overtime. Im 10yrs Experience as a cashier. I will follow the company rules.
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
They are awesome
They are awesome but can do better with manager salaries to accommodate what risks management goes through and also give managers a chance with provident fund benefits.
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.
ConsEngen operates 24 hours
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.
Quiet working environment and great team collaboration
Enegen is a great place to work. Friendly, helpful people. Great team dynamics, Awesome company culture!. Engen is a place where you can excel and reach your full potenciall.