Aker Solutions

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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
111 Reviews
3.6
111 Reviews
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Aker Solutions President and CEO Øyvind Eriksen
Øyvind Eriksen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good working environment and can say its a school/collage to learn advanced engineering (in 11 reviews)

  • Extremely good when it comes to work-life balance (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of communication and knowledge transfer amon business units and/or functional departments (in 3 reviews)

  • Constant change, management team is young and therefore inexperienced (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great people, poor communication, poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Aker Solutions

    Pros

    I love the people I work with, most everyone is open to helping when a question is asked. Good starter job right out of college.

    Cons

    Every manager has their own agenda imposed by their managers in Norway,therefore, there is no incentive for departments to work together much. Lots of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to work together. Hire manager that truly want to uphold the values. They shouldn't be just pictures on a wall.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment. Flexible timings.

    Cons

    Lay offs when times are bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expect employee loyalty by retaining good engineers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Ok company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Accountant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Accountant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Company focuses on work life balance and has a half day Friday work week

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities. The departments are small which limits room for growth or advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Reasonable summer intern job in 2008

    Current Employee - Summer Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Aker Solutions as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Staff was very friendly and taught me a lot

    Cons

    did not pay interns well, but that does not necessarily translate to full-time employment salary. Also, this was in 2008.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Changing times

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Procurement Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Procurement Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Workers are very helpfull & cooperative with each other.

    Cons

    Too many management changes. Positions filled with not with proper qualifications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top heavy management in some postions not filled with qualified personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company but no company culture or organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    No career planning
    No organized activities for team building
    Groups are very siloed
    Constant change
    Low pay and no bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should value employees and explain what is happening in the company. Only management experience benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sallary and benefit is comparabale

    Cons

    This company is a small company is Calgary branch, the name is going to be changed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Only life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Life balance, good IT tools, Good standards, Good products, resources to be well invested

    Cons

    Managment, lack of team work spirit, laggards in technology, not very well organize since everybody is equal and does what is better for itself, poor commitment to customers, no career progression outside norway, only norway is taken in consideration as aker solutions the rest of the world ( either customers and employees) is only the plan B.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go abroad and see the real life. Select the best human talent in key markets, more managers with international exposure, avoid promotions based on seniority, focus in performance.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    lot of things to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aker Solutions

    Pros

    good for Oil & Gas Experience

    Cons

    not good for contrct employee

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Maidenhead, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    good engineering team but small

    Cons

    small money, less than enough compensation, poorest company of the Aker

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