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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated June 27, 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 (3)

    "HSE Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HSE Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - HSE Advisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Aker Solutions (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers, interesting projects. Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    New owner just wants to cut costs, Doesn't understand HSE,and wants Yes People

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees


  2. "Aker Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  3. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, relaxed atmosphere, intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    In the energy market you will always have to worry about layoffs when the commodity is not favorably priced. Aker is not sheltered from this.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain engineers during down times, and lay off HR, or other "fat" areas of the company. Chances are, the engineering groups are already lean.


  4. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spanish Fort, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spanish Fort, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay scale compared to other companies

    Cons

    High demand from some upper management


  5. Helpful (2)

    "engineer"

    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

    Great work life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Management needs to have a clue what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Don't do it! Get out while you can!"

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

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

    Pros

    - Good compensation and benefits
    - International development program

    Cons

    - Zero company strategy or organizational sense so moving around the company is adhoc rather than actual career paths/progression
    - Too focused on success in Norway
    - No real job security
    - Fairly incompetent leaders that act essentially as figureheads/puppets for Norway

    Advice to Management

    - care for your people and develop processes that make sense
    - don't work in siloed, Norwegian business


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Desinger"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and build experience.
    Moving up in this company is quit fast.

    Cons

    You move up fast cause people are constantly leaving.
    You learn a lot cause you get promoted due to people leaving.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Document control"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Controller II, Team Lead in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - Document Controller II, Team Lead in Conroe, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good health and 401k benefits, nice people.

    Cons

    Need better training for all departments

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more professional. No cussing, and personal conversations with employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "QA/QC Inspector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA/QC Inspector in Norway, MI
    Former Employee - QA/QC Inspector in Norway, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is good, salaries and benefits are great.

    Cons

    No, 360 degree feedback on employee by management as a key performance indicator either contract or permanent. Take care of the employees who do work and gave good results.

    Advice to Management

    -Hire the right person on his or her being :
         Competent,Capable,Compatible,Commitment,Character,Culture,Compensation.
    -Check and investigate the credential and records of the prospect employee.
    -Get 360 degree feedback on all present employees.
    .


  10. "Best in offshore"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Norway, MI
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Norway, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working culture other than Norway

    Cons

    they are Best in offshore


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