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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated August 31, 2017
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  • Work subject to the vagaries of the oil and gas industry (in 11 reviews)

  • A lot of upper management changes (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company falling off"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance. Friendly and knowledgeable employees. Great culture and values.

    Cons

    Terrible benefits. No career plan or path to advance. No raises in 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people fairly. Give them raises.


  2. "Mechanical Assembly IV"

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    Former Employee - Electro-Mech-Test Technician IV in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Electro-Mech-Test Technician IV in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shop workers are great people to work with , good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    No room for advancement , innovative ideas from shop people are suppressed ,upper management are completely unfamiliar with their products and what is necessary to get the job done correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the experienced worker and let go the loafers.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Project Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance here

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to have a clue.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and go home


  4. "Management is very Unfair"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, Good environment.

    Cons

    Too many managers, supervisors , etc.
    No regard for employee seniority or dedication

    Advice to Management

    Keep the experienced employees and stop losing all the long time people who made the company what it is.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can not think of anything at this time.

    Cons

    Management in Houston is incompetent, lacking leadership skills. The service side has lazy employees and management. This is the worst it has ever been.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what your employees actually do. Have an attitude that you care.


  6. "Horrible"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Extremely Laid Back
    If you want work life balance - you wont be able to quit this company.

    Cons

    No Growth
    Middle Managers are lifers

    Advice to Management

    Give a chance to youngsters and get rid of your middle management.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Awful Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits
    Salary
    Vacation
    At this point having a hard time thinking of anything else. Used to be an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    Management is awful. They have no clue how to run a company. They got rid of the good people who actually knew their job and cared about the company. Kept the lazy people and now stuck with lack of work ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. Get more involved. Then maybe the people who actually did their job would still be there.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Most unfair employer to work for"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good products and potential for getting market share in the gulf

    Cons

    Engineering company with no respect for technical personel or engineers.
    Only good for project engineer and project managers.
    Only way to make progress in your career here is to apply for postings, on which the requirements are set keeping in mind already favored candidate.
    People in management with no MBA, Masters or desired years of experience. Only there cause they are favored.
    Keep away from this company.
    HR is worst.
    Chief Executive officer wants to make the company lean but keeps adding fake layers of management.

    Advice to Management

    Value your technical people and be fair to your own values and career model that you have posted on energy.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Company with No Direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people work there for management that could care less about their service. Multiple locations around Houston. Plenty of cubicles to work at because they have laid off everyone.

    Cons

    This is a foreign company that cares nothing for U.S. employees. Upper management has no direction, no leadership. They actually made the decision not to be ASI certified despite the requirement for all equipment installed in the Gulf of Mexico to be ASI certified. This company is not the worst company I have ever worked for but they definitely treat you like a number and discard you when the numbers don't add up.

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility for your lack of leadership and stop blaming everything on everyone below your level. It's a shame that most of you came up through the ranks with the rest of us and then closed your doors after you got to your offices.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Certain departments are horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The work schedule allows you to work nine (9) hours Monday through Thursday and only four (4) hours on Friday. This was pretty much the only good thing about being at Aker Solutions.

    Cons

    Very stressful environment
    No teamwork
    Lower pay for industry
    No support from management
    Project based
    No training opportunities
    Favoritism
    Too far away
    Dangerous Area


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