Aker Solutions Interview Questions & Reviews
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Design Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Aker Solutions.
Interview Details – Basic questions about personal experience in the past.
Specific questions about sofewares known to use.
Some tech problem questions ask how to solve.
Interview Question – Some tech problem questions ask how to solve.
What happen if a wrong version of spec being worked on? Answer Question
Electrical Technician Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Aker Solutions in August 2013.
Interview Details – Two hour job interview on site with a technical manager, and an HR assistant then a walk around of the workshop.
First of all, the interview started 20 minutes late due to Aker.
For the first hour and a half the manager went over the role and asked limited complexity technical questions about my background, then the HR guy - who looked uninterested throughout - asked some behavioural questions.
On completion of interview there was no "next step" or timeline on the decision. Instead the HR guy just slipped off without a word leaving me with the manager to show me around. That was the last time I heard from Aker - they didn't even have the courtesy or the integrity to notify me as to their decision - despite having my email address - which is rather dispiriting since I drove 8 hours that day to attend the interview ( I have since heard from others, Aker ONLY respond if the job is offered). It should also be pointed out that the actual job function was misrepresented and didn't bear much relation to job specification sent out - it was a much lower level position than what I was led to believe .
Overall, I found the process disappointing and dispiriting and do not recommend this company to others thinking of applying. Neither interviewers displayed professional outlook - the HR guy obviously bored and the manager didn't give the impression he knew his remit or organised enough to take the interview.
Interview Question – Tell me a situation where you had to solve a difficult problem ? View Answer
Lifecycle Support Engineer Interview (Negative Experience)
I applied online - interviewed at Aker Solutions in March 2013.
Interview Details – The info sent out, stated one hour technical and 1.5 hour behavioral interview then emailed to say they wished to do an initial telephone interview which lasted 20 mins - which involved me going over my cv.
They then sent me a Thomas psychometric profiling questionnaire.
On attending subsequent onsite interview I was given a behavioral interview based on the Thomas Qr (by a young lady no more than 22 yr accompanied with two managers who said very little) instead of the stated technical interview which I hadn't prepared for. The interview bombed.
In addition, they waited 10 days before they slipped in the rejection email which they could have done on the afternoon after the interview.
Finally, I drove 4 hours there and back (400 mls) at considerable expense to myself and yet this company with its billion (£) annual profits didn't even offer to pay travel costs.
Interview Question – Tell me a situation where you were critized and a situation where you critized a colleague. View Answer
Graduate Talent Programmer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Aker Solutions in December 2012.
Interview Details – Good initial communication, answered emails quickly. It is slightly obnoxious that you physically have to fill in all info from your CV on their own Easycruiter database - this took a lot of time, and the system is a bit unorganised and complicated. Why not just hire that extra HR person to screen the CV's and cover letters as they are - it is a bit more work for them but makes things a lot more convenient for the applicants.
I went through three online SHL tests (verbal, numerical and competency) before having my phone interview which was made by an external recruiter agency. It lasted about 45-60 minutes and was competency based. Friendly interviewer.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you had to change the opinion of a group that was initially against your idea. Answer Question
Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and interviewed at Aker Solutions.
Interview Details – Full day of presentations about company and business units , included a networking lunch and then a panel interview. Everyone was nice and the questions asked were behavioral type questions. Interview lasted about 25 min.
Interview Question – Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc. Answer Question
Graduate Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Aker Solutions
Interview Details – The application process started with online application on its website. I was invited to an interview 2 weeks after. They have prepared a list of questions to ask the interviee. chatting style interview through which they can have some knowledge about your personality, academics.
Interview Question – why do they choose you, not other candidate Answer Question
Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Aker Solutions in October 2010.
Interview Details – 2 day interview process, they flew in 2 staff from norway, consisted of group activities one day and individiual assessments the other. The group activities were not of an engineering background and consisted of moral and ethical situations with a 20 min group presentation. The whole time we were monitored by 3 to 4 recruiters. The other day consisted of individual activities with a 45 min two ion one interview. The questions were based more around an informal getting to know vibe. They werent technical and didn't try to trick you. Took us out for an informal dinner aswell after the first day. The whole process was enjoyable and didnt feel to pressured, however the sheer time required (two days) was probally more then needed.