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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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  • Work subject to the vagaries of the oil and gas industry (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management very inconsistent, roles change frequently (especially during multiple 'restructurings') (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Tomball, TX
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Tomball, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is top notch, and the overtime pay is pretty good. Laid back atmosphere in the shop provides an easy place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    No scheduling, hard to have a life outside of work. It would be better if techs were on a rotation when it comes to going offshore.


  2. "Really short duration of internship"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Process Engineer Trainee in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Process Engineer Trainee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great company with good projects
    amazing and talented people to work with
    good software knowledge
    treat interns better than the other company

    Cons

    repetitive kind of work day after day
    don't use interns to the fullest
    no on ground work much

    Advice to Management

    could use interns better
    could get better softwares
    create a better working environment


  3. "Good company with great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manvel, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manvel, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time with Aker. Good company with great benefits.

    Cons

    Sold out to Jacobs, who I have worked for 2 times, and both times was a nightmare. They didn't care about taking care of employees of other groups they buy. All present employees were booted out to make room for their people, without regard to longivity or experience.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees. If you decide to sell a group, at least try to place employees that do not want to make the change.


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  5. "Akers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Mobile, AL
    Former Intern - Intern in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aker Solutions as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Everyone was friendly and made me feel welcome. They encouraged me to manage my own work but were available for questions if needed. (Note: it's pronounced "ah-ker")

    Cons

    I had to compile a lot of binders

    Advice to Management

    Engage interns more


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Electrical Commissioning Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ELECTRICAL COMMISSIONING TECHNICIAN in Lancaster, CA
    Current Employee - ELECTRICAL COMMISSIONING TECHNICIAN in Lancaster, CA

    I have been working at Aker Solutions (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good rates of pay good benefits

    Cons

    not enough communication from management


  7. "Great Subsea Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aker Solutions as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work. Great people. Excellent benefits. Many career advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Getting testing done is a slow process. Communication between facilities could be better


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Decent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back, European style. Regular hours, can make a career if you wish to.

    Cons

    People can often coast through work, top work is not always recognized

    Advice to Management

    Retain those of value so you aren't stuck with those who aren't valuable


  9. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are employees that have worked there for many years

    Cons

    You are an asset to the company.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    I think very highly of the company values, particularly the safety culture and teamwork. I left this company to gain experience in another area, but sometimes regret this decision.

    Cons

    Aker was converting from two legacy systems to SAP, resulting in a lot of data entry work. They also had recently changed their name from Aker Kvearner to Aker Solutions, which created the time consuming task of reissuing documents with the new name.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some lower paid clerks for data entry type work so engineering time can be more efficiently spent. A consistent company name would save untold hours and build brand recognition for what I fully believe is one of the best companies in the industry.


  11. "Aker Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL

    I worked at Aker Solutions (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Aker has a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Oil and gas industry is susceptible to lay- offs due to the price of oil.


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