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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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  • Only focusing on Oil and Gas Projects (in 9 reviews)

  • A lot of upper management changes (in 13 reviews)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Great company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Too many organisational changes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Sr. Electrical Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good working enviroment .

    Cons

    everything is good there


  5. "Don’t appreciate the talent or the devotion of long time employees."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Pay is good. People were working as a great family of talented and successful employees who really cared about doing a good job.

    Cons

    Management is not truly in control of the way the company needs to be governed. Outsiders came in and destroyed it! The

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good people you have and do not let the outsiders tell you how to manage your employees...Don’t layoff the people who made the company the wonderful place it is.


  6. "Electronics Tech"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician 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 laid back. No one rides your but as long as you do your work and have it done in time.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Management has no spine or a leg to stand on in the Houston area. Every other area seems to be catered to. No room for self improvement or advancement. No kind of pay increases in going on 4 years When though mangers have gotten bonuses. When I started it was a really great place to work. That has gone to hell in a hand basket.

    Advice to Management

    Grow spines. Take care of your good workers. Weed out the hacks. Be open and upfront with your employees. Get some sort of pay increases or incentives tossed to your tech's or anything to bring moral up.


  7. "Assembly and test Technician III"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly and Test Technician III in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assembly and Test Technician III in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, awesome pay, and the people around have good attitudes

    Cons

    No career development, no room to grow, no accountability, every man for themselves, no leadership skill, no open mind too close minded.

    If you want to just make good money and ok with not growing, this company is for you. They will pay you, but you will be held down on your career growth.

    Advice to Management

    In order to change the culture it takes changing the people.

    Stop talking about and be able about.
    Challenge your employees, don't let them get comfortable. Make them learn more so you don't have to rely on one person.
    You should able to rely on everyone. It's not a one man team.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company falling off"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "working at Aker Solutions in Houston"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Mechanical Assembly IV"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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