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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated December 4, 2017
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Aker Solutions CEO Luis Araujo
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  • Work subject to the vagaries of the oil and gas industry (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management very inconsistent, roles change frequently (especially during multiple 'restructurings') (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Molder in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Molder in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clean
    Friendly
    Great
    Schedule
    Work life balance

    Cons

    No room to grow unfortunately

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Great people when we were busy"

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    Former Employee - Subsea Project Coordinator II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Subsea Project Coordinator II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team work and opportunities

    Cons

    When the price of oil falls through the floor

  3. "Heading in the wrong direction"

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    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

    Great pay and great employees

    Cons

    Aker in the early days was about it's employees, now with new top level management changes that has changed and the company is heading in the wrong direction.

    Advice to Management

    Respond not react.


  4. "Working at Aker has been a good experience."

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People in this company are great to work with.

    Great benefits: flexible schedules, 401k match and medical, dental, vision insurance.

    Cons

    The different departments do not always work together toward the same goal. This can be frustrating.

    No raises in 3 years.

    The company offers great benefits. Flexible schedules and great medical plans. However, it is has been very tough on the company on the last few years and it has been reflected on lack of raises and career development opportunities.


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Absolutely great colleagues to work with who are always helpful. Benefits and flexible work hours used to be great, but had to get reduced due to market conditions which is understandable. I have a number of colleagues there (and some who have left) who have become good friends. I also got to work on a number of different products across a number of departments. There’s plenty of information available for those who seek it.

    Cons

    The downturn in market has affected the general atmosphere of the place and cost cutting seems to be the primary goal - again, understandable. There doesn’t seem to be too many interesting things to do due to the downturn at the moment. It also seems like there are management changes too often.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to retain some extra employee benefits and amenities to maintain spirits, keep a positive outlook and strive to work harder. If all the niceties around keep disappearing in the name of cost cutting, it takes away hugely from the workplace being a happy place to be.


  6. "Too many organisational changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good work life balance.
    Employee given opportunity to take on additional roles and challenges.

    Cons

    No rewards for taking on additional roles and challenges


  7. Helpful (1)

    "working at Aker Solutions in Houston"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    plenty of opportunities to see how things operate or function within the EPC process and also plenty of chances to work with executive mgt.

    Cons

    career development seemed to be more talk than action, but I'll chalk that up to the downturn in the industry in 2015

  8. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people to work with

    Cons

    A lot of upper management changes

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote based on how long someone has been there but on actual merit and ability


  9. "Project engineer"

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

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, good pay

    Cons

    Need more training opportunity for employees

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Aker Solutions has better than average health, dental, and vision programs to offer employees.

    Cons

    Aker Solutions management needs help with communications.

    Advice to Management

    Listen


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