Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Perfect company for starting your career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aker Solutions

    Pros

    Perfect company for starting your career

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance (but that's with most of the companies in India)

  2. Helpful (3)

    The Aker Illusion

    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I am sure there are some very well meaning people in management that think the posters about Core Values are working.

    Cons

    There are so many things that could be said, but I will keep it short. Senior-level management not only allows, but creates forged records. The posters regarding “Core Values” are merely colorful pictures on the wall. There is such thing as Whistle Blowers hotline, but I would have to have a modicum of trust for the people running the program.

    Advice to Management

    Quit turning blind eyes to what you know is happening.

  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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and good work ethics

    Cons

    management system and not a lot of jobs to do.

    Advice to Management

    improve communication between lower employees

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Unfocused

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

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    opportunities to work on various types of engineering and construction projects. good salary and benefits in upper management.

    Cons

    The company could not decide what field of engineering and construction to focus on. It seemed to change so often that we had very few repeat clients. Seldom matching for 401K program. Middle management is stuck in the 70's. Very little training in systems or new software.

    Advice to Management

    Someone in the USA management needs to explain to Oslo how Americans do business. Maybe they should just sell this division to an American company.

  6. 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 (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Constant change, management team is young and therefore inexperienced

    Advice to Management

    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

  7. Helpful (1)

    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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    Please ensure proper work-life balance of the employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    Really like's to keep employees at all cost in stead of laying off they move you to another department

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people

    Cons

    Long hours and offshore alot

  9. It is a great company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/personal life balance. There is a lot of opportunitys for travel and learn different technologies and cultures.

    Cons

    Too many reorganizations in a short period of time. Lack of integration between departments.

    Advice to Management

    The company wants grow and for this happen, needs get more contracts. A better integration between Business Development, Engineering and Procurement is mandatory to allow get more work.
    Invest in more training (not only SAP).

  10. 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment. Flexible timings.

    Cons

    Lay offs when times are bad

    Advice to Management

    Expect employee loyalty by retaining good engineers.

  11. Helpful (4)

    Grass Is Not Greener Here

    • 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 (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Money was Good. That's about it.
    If you are in dire need of money and can put up with a lot of "STUFF", then come on and get some of this!!
    If you are already in the oilfield, Please read the "CONS" very carefully.

    Cons

    Very Low Morale.
    Doom and Gloom Atmosphere.
    Management downright pathetic. Has no business being in the position.
    Favoritism. Big Time!!
    No Promotions, no acknowledgement of good performance.
    Perform Mission Impossible on Products.
    Does not practice what they preach.
    Mgmt gets very defensive when you try to ask questions. No open door policy for everyone. Only a select few.

    Advice to Management

    Unfixable. They are in it for the title and that's it!
    Position filler at best. Only got that way thru the buddy system.

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