Aker Solutions
3.4 of 5 99 reviews
www.akersolutions.com Lysaker, Norway 50 to 149 Employees

Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014

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Aker Solutions President and CEO Øyvind Eriksen

Øyvind Eriksen

(42 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good working environment and can say its a school/collage to learn advanced engineering"
    in 10 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
  • "So much so that good engineers choose to leave (rates in Norway are currently not competitive)"
    in 6 reviews
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    Big organization, successful business, yet, conservativeness causes a reduced forward thinking mindset

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Oslo (Norway)

    ProsExtremely good when it comes to work-life balance. As a scandinavian company it emphasizes employee's personal life.

    Collaboration among coworkers makes the working environment so much better. People are very open to take some of their time to help a coworker on his/her task.

    Low hierarchy barriers. Very easy to access and discuss with high levels of management, who will take your opinion very seriously and consider it regardless of your role or position in the hierarchy. I believe this is a great plus for this company.

    In general, the working environment is what I definitely recommend about this company!

    ConsBeing this mostly a project-based organization the typical challenges arise. Lack of communication and knowledge transfer amon business units and/or functional departments.
    Lack of mindset of making investments that will gain benefits in the long run, even when these represent short term expenses. Hence, training and modern change management initiatives are not the norm sort to say here

    Advice to Senior ManagementChallenge the company's ways. Just because the practices have worked before it does not mean it longer does.

    Invest in knowledge management and knowledge transfer initiatives and systems, across BU and departments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Learning Platform

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsOpportunity to develop skills in desired area

    ConsDominated by Indian expats at senior positions
    Salary for junior engineers is rather low

    Advice to Senior ManagementSalary to be adjusted for junior engineers to be on the par as competitors in the field

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of things to learn

    Design Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany with future and involved different product and service areas.
    Clear work procedure set for employees to follow.
    Friendly work enviornment.
    Multi culture enviornment provide opportunity to get to know each other.

    ConsLeak of good IT support and slow down the work process.
    Service support center located oversea with limitation.
    Management change often which have impact to company direction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place to work

    Electrical Engineer (Former Employee)
    Kristiansand (Norway)

    ProsA good developing a training plan for new employees

    ConsThe company may be better to Include co-workers on contract

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to work and learn

    Umbilical Designer (Former Employee)
    Oslo (Norway)

    ProsI like the Open mindedness and equality in Aker Solutions

    ConsManagement is not taking the risk of investing massively in Africa

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should invest more in Africa

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Good Company

    Subsea Engineer (Current Employee)
    Pune (India)

    ProsExcellent Training, Job Profile, Management is very friendly, work culture is awesome, No politics at all, very good office and other facilities.

    ConsDoes not hire directly, HIres through 3rd party hence pay is less. work can be less challenging sometimes. there could be times when there is no work at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Pune (India)

    ProsVery supportive and nice work culture.

    ConsNo cons as such to mention

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good working environment but poor salary

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    ProsGood people, good working environment

    ConsHeavy work load specially for Indian Projects, Biased Management specially for few engineering departments, poor salary, less growth

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    Good job, not so great pay

    Process Engineer (Former Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsGreat colleagues, big projects to work on

    ConsManual and repetitive work, domineering boss, lack of IT utilization

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer a training programme for graduates, more pay incentive for hardworking employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good career opportunities while working with Aker Solutions

    Project Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGood and quality Product + Good safety standard

    ConsQuality product from all product line

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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