Aker Solutions

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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
111 Reviews
3.5
111 Reviews
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Aker Solutions President and CEO Øyvind Eriksen
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48 Ratings

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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49 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Intern in Mobile, AL

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

    Pros

    Aker is a great company to work for. There is a lot of opportunity for growth and they have a great team. Also, there is a great emphasis on family. The people at aker care for each other and become a family.

    Cons

    Sometimes HR can be disorganized. Not very many options for US locations, only in Texas and Alabama.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company culture and career opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    The personnel are the friendliest people I've ever has the pleasure of working with.

    Cons

    Closer communication between departments and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just wanting as much transparency as possible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good place to work

    • 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 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and good work ethics

    Cons

    management system and not a lot of jobs to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve communication between lower employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to learn

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

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, can learn allot, good processes, good values

    Cons

    Constant change, management team is young and therefore inexperienced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put experienced managers in charged of BU's pref. people over the age of 50 and not in their 30's or early 40's too much for them to handle

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good employers

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

    I worked at Aker Solutions

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot. You are given responsibilities based on your capabilities.

    Cons

    No major con. But the compensation could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please ensure proper work-life balance of the employees

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great people to work with

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    The people are wonderful and bosses are very good

    Cons

    Nothing so far. Maybe pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very nice workplace

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

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

    Pros

    Very employee oriented, with little pressure from management and exciting challenges.

    Cons

    Still a growing power in the US market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quantity doesn't always means quality. The learning curve is slow in the O&G area and this has to be taken in account when hiring new employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work Back in the Day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal and Risk Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal and Risk Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I started with the company when it was John Brown.

    Cons

    Too many acquisitions in a short period of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Difficult to advice as there have been so many changes on company ownership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Perks

    • 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 5 years

    Pros

    They provide great perks that help moral. It's a laid back atmosphere. Work/life balance is excellent with various work schedules offered. Pay is above average. Most people that leave come back.

    Cons

    Consistency across all business units and business areas is not present. Management structure changes frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't fall into layers of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Aker Solutions

    Pros

    Good work environment. Typical above national average benefits initial monetary compensation is good but raises are typically a small percentage compared to other places I have worked.

    Cons

    Company need to streamline business to much red tape and constant game of blame someone else type politics run rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company need to streamline business to much red tape and constant game of blame someone else type politics run rampant.

    No opinion of CEO

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