Aker Solutions

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Weak player in E & C

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX

I have been working at Aker Solutions

Pros

Small office in Houston..is that a pro?

Cons

Very weak market positions. SInce 2006 when there was about 500+ employess at Briarpark in Houston now there is around 190.
Poor management team, especially the current Houston president, who was once a piper. Very obnoxious and rude to employees during meetings when they ask questions.
Stay away........morale is low and unlikley to improve any time soon. Not competitive in pay scale either.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Address the current situation with the president, and dismiss him ASAP. Need to recruit someone with better savvy and market knowledge, instead of laying off people to keep afloat while the "president" commutes to West Virginia on weekends on the company dime.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Review for Aker Solutions US Inc

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Aker Solutions

    Pros

    Small company, flexible hours. People are nice to work with. Location is ok. Casual work environment. Work is not too stressful.

    Cons

    Management can't get projects and bullsh!ts to employees during All-Employee Meetings. Management takes an aggressive approach towards employees and does not realize that the engineers are the core value of the company and not themselves. They send people on "vacation" when there is no work and in general don't care about the employees. No real raises or promotions in the last 2, almost 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that the employees are the value of the company and treat them with respect. Quit hiring more upper level people that don't do anything but consume overhead resources. Quit paying for people to fly into work weekly from W. Virginia.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Aker Solutions Review

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

    I have been working at Aker Solutions

    Pros

    A small company so you do get to know your boss and superiors.

    Cons

    This is a Norwegian company that is proficient at north sea oil and gas work, but very weak in most areas downstream. Not competitive in the Houston market because their multiplier is too high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to understand why this company has been shrinking while many other E&Cs are growing. The Houston office is a mystery to the brass in Norway; not an acceptable situation. Bids for projects are too high because work is used to support the espensive norwegian offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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