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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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  • "In a struggling offshore Oil and Gas industry with no immediate answers for a bounce-back" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Management has no spine or a leg to stand on in the Houston area" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Department manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn and grow in your career. Hard work and talent is recognized

    Cons

    Cyclical market makes job security a bit shaky.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people and yourselves accountable for delivering on the overall strategy and on goals at all levels in support of the same.


  2. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good workplace, reasonable work-life balance

    Cons

    In a struggling offshore Oil and Gas industry with no immediate answers for a bounce-back

  3. "Structural Engineer II"

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    Former Employee - Structural Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was a great place to start my career in subsea engineer and learn from their past experience. The training was frequent and good quality, the atmosphere was relaxed, people joked in the hallways and there was a good teamwork culture

    Cons

    Even though there was a PEM (Project Execution Model) there was always debate to apply it. Design Reviews were not as often as they should and even after they were held and participants vouched for the design improvements evaluated, they still complained after and painted a bad light in our own equipment. There were no proper feedback channels from installation/maintenance divisions to improve our designs.

    Politics played a big role as in any company, but Aker lacked leadership towards my last days there and it ended in the dissolution of the engineering team in Houston

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  4. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Great people. Interesting industry.

    Cons

    All promotions are politically driven. Very few opportunities for people outside of the close circle for advancement. Buildings and offices in Mobile are run-down and embarrassing. Poor training program.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Field Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Money and benefits are above par

    Cons

    Management is horrible about favorites.


  6. "Good Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    People are willing to help and good learning environment

    Cons

    Poor Increments and profit sharing per year


  7. "Sr. Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work, very friendly and well balance work/life.

    Cons

    Not many that i can think of

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to be in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Honest and great place. Great co-workers

    Cons

    Nothing that I know of.


  9. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor 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

    Great people, opportunity to learn so much

    Cons

    The company is Moving to Mobile Alabama

    Advice to Management

    Aker is better off in Houston


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to gain knowledge"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    - Oil & Gas
    - good pay

    Cons

    - suffering losses due to oil & gas scenario
    - closing functions in India