Tongaat Hulett
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good in productive ,nice work place

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The good things about Hulett they meet the target for production at all the time. Most of the time they have done all the maintenance. we produce what customers needs in time .

Pros

free tea
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the company offers conducive working benefits and working hours besides breakdowns or on shutdowns

In terms of workmenship the company is good with management ingagements when in crisis , hands on , and a token of appretiation ie few meals and drinks.

Pros

free lunches are available when working shutdowns and on holidays.

Cons

in case of breakdowns and planned shutdowns they work long hours.
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Fun workplace

Since it was a very big company, it was fun experience that came with alot of challenges but it needed someone who is flexible to adapt to any work environment find ways to make it fun and work within a team and under pressure at times..

Pros

From time to time we would have office braais

Cons

7, 5 hours worked a day, sometimes one needed to put it extra hours when required by the manager
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Mixed bag

The job culture is not very exciting. Management is expected to be on the job close to 16 hours a day resulting in poor work-life balance. The remuneration doesn't tally with the effort put in and doesn't compare with peers across the operations (South Africa and Mozambique).

Pros

Free accommodation, electricity and water

Cons

Long hours coupled with average salaries which don't compare with peers across the operation
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It is expected that employees will perform their duties conscientiously,honestly and in accordance with the best interest of company

Best company that produce quality of sugar best company when it comes to delivery and drivers are best when if comes to works are strong and hardworks

Pros

Best company in the South Africa to produce good quality

Cons

Works work long hours especial night shift
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Excellent Job Security but weak, uninvolved management

It WAS a good company to work for, but in last couple of years it is in downward spiral. Management at Mill level is disconnected from realities on floor and are rarely seen. Mid management are often inexperienced and out of their depth in the fast moving factory environment. Promotions and exceptional performance recognition are non existent. Often ideas from production personel will be hijacked and promoted as that of the more connected. Be careful who you trust and talk to, always watch your back. Be prepared to insist on your rights as a worker and know your labour laws, it will be tested. The labour union is weak, and can almost be considered incompetent in a modern industrial environment. On the positive side, many workers are highly experienced with many years of service and they are team players and the ones who keep the production up. it is easy to get along with the blue collar chaps and gals and for most part they stick together. The production shift teams are tightly knit and perform DESPITE of the challenging environment including management.

Pros

Excellent job security, Salaries always on time, Provisional travel and food assistance, Good production teams

Cons

Inexperienced supervisors, Weak management, Long hours
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Fast Paced workplace

although the core vision of the company was value creation for all stakeholders through an all inclusive approach to growth and development this wasn't really carried out as the stakeholders did not derive anything from the company, much more could have been done however the funding was there but the was a short sight in meeting stakeholder expectations, when more collaborative engagements should have taken place whereby the local communities benefited from major projects that were rolled out over the years.I believe much more could have been done for the local communities that surrounded the agricultural operations.

Pros

A good CEO at the reign well established and very knowledgeable in the Agric operations

Cons

most staff requires to be micro managed and this is across all the operations
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Fast paced environment

Enjoyed working there, fast paced and exciting. Also enjoyed working across countries and sharing ideas. People are friendly. Scoops for growth and to lessen a lot. Opportunity to work in other African countries

Pros

Cross cultural and regional interactions

Cons

Long hours and fast paced
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Hard work is paid for accordingly.

Working at Tongaat is a great experience, there's lot to learn and there is always possibility for progress. There are times of high pressure and times where the atmosphere is relaxed.
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Excellent environment to learn and improve

Recommend others to join. Offer valuable learning and training opportunities. Scope for growth and advancement. Promotional prospects for the younger candidates good.

Pros

Open learning environment

Cons

Sometimes stressful
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First time right

Tongaat hullet is a fmcg where the focuse is satisfying the custemer,do it first right in spec,safety is no one.,Avoid down time,inspection and report prepare the tools to repaire as time ia ready.Enviromental sensetivity,health and safety ,sheq to adhere to all the time .

Pros

Meal tickets

Cons

Restrict on overtime
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Enjoyable

Working with energetic team to track faults and correct them.To identify hazards eliminate or mitigate them.Safety talks and apply them on daily basis
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Enjoyable workplace

Working at tongaat hullet provided me with experience in the refinery, I learnt about the different stages of sugar production. The workplace culture was diverse and was a good way to meet new people.
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Not a productive place to work in. No clear job description.

Leadership that thrives on inculcation of fear and mistrust of employees and that promotes formation of small inner circle grouping to instill fear among workers. Does not encourage one to contribute to the greater goals of the company. A toxic place to work in
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productive working environment

It was a one month shut down job experience I had, workplace culture was good and learned a lot about sugar processing. Management of the department I was working on was not that bad, as a contractor, I never felt I didn't below there.

Pros

friendly environment
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Good company

Extremely centralised corporate culture, resulting in lack of empowerment and accountability. Long serving senior management lacks innovation and diversification.
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THL Operations Sugar and Land Development

Not as pleasing as reported in annual reports Mis reporting of sustainability figures Carbon footprint analysis does not make sense to actual day to day operations Poor she management - incorrect stats reports

Pros

Flexy time

Cons

Mismanagement of Financials on Annual Report
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Tongaat huletts is a great company they train you to be a plant engineer doesn't matter which engineering field you coming from.

Tongaat huletts is a great company for exercising your work skills theory to practical and also for growing your both skills professional. People are friendly and you adapt easy to that environment. You learn new things every day due to the challanges occurring in the plant in various departments. You always learn from the trainee to manager position hence you always forced to be active as a member of the organization.
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Productive and fun workplace

it is good working at Tongaat , the Management is so welcoming and the most thing I've enjoyed at my workplace is knowledge and experience I've gained

Pros

Free Sugar December

Cons

Wearing Boots even when you when in te office
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productivity and growth

Tongaat is a fast-paced environment but not stressful. There is growth. Engineers assist where you have concerns but given an opportunity to work independently.
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no comments at this time, jobs security is not secured and many people are scared to loose their jobs. favoritism sometimes takes place, employee's views are not taken seriously at times.
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Based on 167 reviews

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3,7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3,5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3,5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3,5 out of 5 stars for Management
3,8 out of 5 stars for Culture
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