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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated September 16, 2018
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Production Planner"

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    Former Employee - Production Planner in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Production Planner in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    environment and team.

    Cons

    Under qualified individuals in other departments.


  2. "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.

  3. 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.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. 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.


  7. "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

  8. 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


  9. "Great culture, confused directionally"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture and work life balance was great. Engineering capabilities were top notch.

    Cons

    Weak directionally out of Norway. You can not run a us business with a European mentality it is just too different

    Advice to Management

    Build an actual US based structure or move on from the US market.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Aker Solutions Houston Review"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment. Good people to work with. Was paid well. Always heard from others who came to Aker that Aker paid them much better.

    Cons

    Upper management keeps reorging the company to "better align with clients and the market" but at the work working level the constant reorganization only leads to disorganization and confusion and an inability to develop team proficiency.
    Also, no training only OJT.

    Advice to Management

    Stop reorganizing the company. Also it would be good to provide relevant training and it would also be good to enforce working hours. Fridays are half days, but people only come in to show that they are there with little to no productivity. By 10 AM most are gone. A company cannot be competitive with four working days.


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