Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Aker Solutions CEO Luis Araujo
Luis Araujo
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Pros
  • They work hard to live up to their core values and ensure that they have a good working environment (in 13 reviews)

  • Extremely good when it comes to work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • All business units are not equally developed (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. Operations Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    team environment, great perks, flex hours

    Cons

    regular lay offs, no bonus


  2. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, good working relationship among senior personnel

    Cons

    New hires friends with upper management, did not have the experience to have the job much less to be promoted to their level

    Advice to Management

    Take care of senior personnel, they are the ones with experience and can help mento the new hires when they come aboard


  3. Good for Career

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    Current Employee - Service Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Experience with equipment........you must be very technical........ they use advanced hydraulics

    Cons

    Long hours .......... very hard on technicians not familiar with advanced hydraulics........

    Advice to Management

    Give Continuous FIELD Training


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  5. Good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Project Planner Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Planner Scheduler in Houston, TX

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Really enjoyed the projects that I worked on and the team that I work with.

    Cons

    Project Managers don't have a understanding of how to keep the project schedules maintain.


  6. Work-Life balance is really good.

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. You learn a lot and have a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Change a lot in management and structure of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the changes in structure.


  7. project engineer

    Current Employee - Project Engineer I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer I in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Aker Solutions (Less than a year)

    Pros

    high salaries, casual Friday with half day off each Friday

    Cons

    job security issues, lay off employees during bad market

    Advice to Management

    keep doing good job


  8. sr inside sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    family oriented experienced personnel great products

    Cons

    under staffed poor communication between inner company employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    Vice President

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good hard working people with a strong culture of learning and improving

    Cons

    Highest level of executive management a bit removed from US business

    Advice to Management

    more interface with regional management


  10. Helpful (2)

    Company in decline.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good experience in subsea equipment, especially trees and controls. Many people that work there go on to very lucrative careers at other companies. They had great flex time packages and insurance when I worked there.

    Cons

    Very high turnover, inexperienced staff, and much lower quality since buyout of Kvaerner by Aker. Safety issues were rising steadily while I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Management just needs to be changed, it is an engineering company that should be run by engineers like it used to be. Currently much of the senior staff including the president is made up of former sales people who have no idea how to run a company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Not the best place to work for.

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    challenging work no micro management good work life balance

    Cons

    no overtime no bonus promotions based on who you know up top in the ladder Too many project engineers, deputy project managers and project managers who keeps travelling without adding any value to the project. poor performance/ appraisal tool.

    Advice to Management

    gauge people based on the work they do, not on who they know.



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