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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible unfocused company, no product quality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Quality in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Work home balance
    Nice people
    Not a bad first job out of college

    Cons

    Endless amounts of negatives.
    Reorg corporate structure every 6 months or so.
    No training
    Poor management at all levels

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and hire some competent management.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is not one I can think of.

    Cons

    Management and employees that are not accountable for their mistakes the actual work is only being accomplished by a few workers. Several key contributing employees were laid off in March.
    It is now not the work ability but who you know in management.

    Advice to Management

    Norway needs to take a close at the ineffective management in Houston, most managers don't have any knowledge on how to operate the day to day functions of their departments.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Electrical Commissioning Technician"

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


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life Balance, colleagues are like a family.

    Cons

    Upper Management cannot make decision.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good and Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Magnolia, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Magnolia, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and great work life balance. Lot of opportunities for knowledge and education. Nice facilities at Briar Park location.

    Cons

    Management lacks clear direction and is always changing gears. This lack of vision leads to a constant state of flux.

    Advice to Management

    Tough to say because company is Norwegian and marching orders come from them. Markets are different and require different dynamics. That gets lost sometimes.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "All the good people got out years ago"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Half Day Fridays - Good work/life balance

    Decent pay scale for position

    Some really good hard working people are still there.

    Cons

    Excessive meetings that could be handled with an email.

    Managers believe in the "buddy-buddy" system and could care less about performance.

    All the exceptional worker are forced out or found better opportunities due to lack of teamwork and management.

    Advice to Management

    Hold Engineers accountable and start weeding out management that adds no value to the company.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Director, Business Controls"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DIRECTOR, BUSINESS CONTROLS in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - DIRECTOR, BUSINESS CONTROLS in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, Spends time developing team members

    Cons

    Offices in Houston and Mobile didn't always get along but things were improving


  9. "Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and decent work environment

    Cons

    Majority of the people are lazy. Don't bother to look up information. Always relying on other people to do the work

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the lazy people. Improve the development of people career


  10. Helpful (1)

    "QA Inspector II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Inspector II in North Houston, TX
    Former Employee - QA Inspector II in North Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting work regarding electrical, electronics, & hydraulics.

    Cons

    Despite all the corporate declarations, you are still just a number and a burden to their bottom line. The goal is for management to receive all the glory and you're personal contributions are meaningless.

    Advice to Management

    Take an ethic's course and remove you're current Quality Management since they will produce false allegations and not listen to facts.


  11. "Relaxed environment but lack of direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people everywhere, friendly environment, not much pressure.

    Cons

    Upper Management has no clue on how to take the reigns of the company with its new direction. As a result, they are struggling with a skeleton crew.

    Advice to Management

    Cross Training means both ways. New groups and Old.


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