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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated June 21, 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 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Most irresponsible and lousy management"

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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

    Not many. There was a time when it was headed in the right direction. But worst scenario in last 4 years. Stay away!

    Cons

    Many. Horrible decision makers, managers have no foresight , rampant lay offs, cheating employees at free will

    Advice to Management

    Give up this business. U can't manage.


  2. "Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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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 (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.

  3. "Horrible"

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    • Culture & Values
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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.


  4. "Downturn changed Aker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be great company

    Cons

    Too many changes, making decisions that effect people without discussion before or after, finding out via portal. Doesn't live values just tick boxes them, left totally disillusioned

    Advice to Management

    Treat people as per your values


  5. "Not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Former Employee - Mechanical in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing to mention at all

    Cons

    Terrible management, bad payment, terrible environment, deteriorating over time, management incapable of wining jobs


  6. "Backstabbers following re-organisation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people when there is no panic
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Lack of honesty when it came to performance feedback (line managers would go beyond the impossible to justify their deciisons).
    No genuine career progression paths for non-engineers.
    Very politically driven management, especially in UK and Norway.
    Unfair redundancy selection process where some felt discriminated against.
    The new UK region organisation lacks diversity (both in terms of skills, ethnic minorities).

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest and open with employees especially when announcing changes that led to unjustified redundancies.
    Offer employees better redundancy packages.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Worse company"

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    Former Employee - Document Control in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Document Control in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Yes... It is very bad and worst company in hinjewadi pune (Aker solutions ,Pune,)

    Requested to all please dont waste your time and dont spoiling your career also staff is very unprofessional and school type environment.

    No growth no opportunity no salary increment ,mentally abuse.

    Treat employees only like animal, criminal and machince.

    So again request please dont join this company.

    Thank you..!!

    Cons

    should be close aker solutions hinjewadi pune

    Advice to Management

    should be close

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Oil & Gas downturn"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People orientated, Good environment to work

    Cons

    Oil price crash causing jobs to be terminated, no job security


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice and modern facilities at their London office.

    Cons

    Toxic environment permeated by a culture of blame and bad stabbing. No Values.
    Nobody seems to be happy to work here, but in this downturn for the oil & gas, everybody keeps quiet.

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice as this seems to be the company culture imposed from above.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lousy Company to work for treat staff really badly"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronic Engineer
    Former Employee - Electronic Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no Pros to this company as they treat all the staff extremely badly

    Cons

    just a disorganised mess of a company total joke management top heavy

    Advice to Management

    do not listen to staff and make stupid decisions


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