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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  • Work subject to the vagaries of the oil and gas industry (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management very inconsistent, roles change frequently (especially during multiple 'restructurings') (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Account Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Globally recognized. Good people on-board.

    Cons

    Too Many changes in personnel and Management. Company name has changed several times in the seven years that I was with the company. Logo and name recognition is losing status.

    Advice to Management

    Measure twice, Cut Once! Turnover and Management changes is way too high.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Relaxed environment but lack of direction"

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    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.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Awful Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits
    Salary
    Vacation
    At this point having a hard time thinking of anything else. Used to be an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    Management is awful. They have no clue how to run a company. They got rid of the good people who actually knew their job and cared about the company. Kept the lazy people and now stuck with lack of work ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. Get more involved. Then maybe the people who actually did their job would still be there.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Be prepared for continuous change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good potential for growth, good coworkers, comparable benefits

    Cons

    Management changes strategy frequently. Company vision is always evolving.

    Advice to Management

    Have a consistent strategy and stick the course.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Decent"

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    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


  6. "employee"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor Material Planner in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor Material Planner in Katy, TX

    I worked at Aker Solutions (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, good salary good work environment.

    Cons

    dealing with foreign vendors having to wait for them to deliver.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    The company and people are great. There was a lot of focus on employee satisfaction and HSE.

    Cons

    As an engineer, the work can be repetitive. When the industry went down the drain some employees were let go in an unethical way.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Average company with incompetent management"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great if you have an expat contract. Otherwise, not much going on.

    Cons

    Incompetent management focused on two or three large clients. No real opportunity for growth unless you are close to the Oslo office. Extremely low recruiting standards.

    Advice to Management

    Need to start setting focusing on top talent rather than just filling the spots.


  9. "HRBP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic, caring Organization with very professional employees

    Cons

    Oil & gas industry is in a down turn right now

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flex hours, reasonable vacation policy

    Cons

    Have become hire and fire


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