Aker Solutions

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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
112 Reviews
3.6
112 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 12 reviews)

  • Great working environment and emphasise highly on 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great experience but tough workpace

    • 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 management conditions learning opportunities

    Cons

    heavy workload very tough deadlines and workplace

  2.  

    International Exposure, Perfect Work-Life Balance

    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Friendly Colleagues, Attentive Manager, Lots of free time and pantry is always full house, my career progression is not clear.

    Cons

    Slow Management and Human Resource, Cancellation of OT allowance mid-project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expedite the management process, allow the gen-y with different idea to present at a board meeting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Good people, Bad Decisions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst  in  Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic team to work with, Constant Workload that varies, Large variety of people and experiences to be had, Truly Global reach and distribution

    Cons

    Decisions are not communicated clearly or in a timely manner, Perception of a very big communication gap from the top to the bottom despite the company working hard to create the impression that there is not, Too many decisions are taken with the benefits to Norway being the main thought process and not much thought being given to other regions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align regions and work processes so there is less worldwide communication and time lost waiting for people in other time zones to take action or make decisions. Be more open with employees and contractors about what is happening, and involve them more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    employee friendly company

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

    I worked at Aker Solutions as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Better career growth
    good projects
    good working atmosphere
    good managment

    Cons

    cant really find any cons about this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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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
  8.  

    Only life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Good Company.. Horrible Management

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

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

    Pros

    Lots to Learn, Good Exposure to Subsea Products

    Cons

    Politics, Low Confidence, Lot of Lies from Management, Buddy System

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP SD Analyst  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - SAP SD Analyst in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and emphasise highly on work-life balance. The senior management is very open to dialogues and discussions and they are easily to approach.

    Cons

    Company bonus is not too attractive compared to other oil and gas companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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