Aker Solutions

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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated 6 November 2014
Updated 6 November 2014
116 Reviews
3.6
116 Reviews
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Aker Solutions President and CEO Øyvind Eriksen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They work hard to live up to their core values and ensure that they have a good working environment (in 13 reviews)

  • Extremely good when it comes to work-life balance (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • All business units are not equally developed (in 3 reviews)

  • Constant change, management team is young and therefore inexperienced (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in Perth, Western Australia

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

    Pros

    Aker Solutions employed a good number of people in their organisation which makes them superior and exception from others!

    Cons

    Nothing special. The company is looking to sell the major part to Jacobs engineering and again divided into Kvaerner and Aker Solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing special

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, good atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stavanger (Norway)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stavanger (Norway)

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

    Pros

    Iworked in IT departmenr, 3D simulators for several years
    - Good environment
    - God management
    - Very interesting projects

    Cons

    - Decisions made quite slowly
    - Sometimes hard to understand who you are reporting to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Get feedbacks from regular people!
    - Listen to they every-day needs and problems!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aker Provides a Relaxed Environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    I Received an Excellent Salary.

    Cons

    HR insensitive to representing employees fairly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize open communication and feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Place to work for Engg

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pipe Stress Engineer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Pipe Stress Engineer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Working Environment and culture along with social activities,

    Cons

    Limited Previous project information in user/employee friendely format avaialble

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your employee equal opportunity oriented attitude intact

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very good company for start ups

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good knowledge gained. good opportunity to work

    Cons

    less salary. early stagnancy, no perquisites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good work done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great experience but tough workpace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aker Solutions

    Pros

    good management conditions learning opportunities

    Cons

    heavy workload very tough deadlines and workplace

  8.  

    International Exposure, Perfect Work-Life Balance

    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Friendly Colleagues, Attentive Manager, Lots of free time and pantry is always full house, my career progression is not clear.

    Cons

    Slow Management and Human Resource, Cancellation of OT allowance mid-project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expedite the management process, allow the gen-y with different idea to present at a board meeting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people, Bad Decisions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic team to work with, Constant Workload that varies, Large variety of people and experiences to be had, Truly Global reach and distribution

    Cons

    Decisions are not communicated clearly or in a timely manner, Perception of a very big communication gap from the top to the bottom despite the company working hard to create the impression that there is not, Too many decisions are taken with the benefits to Norway being the main thought process and not much thought being given to other regions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align regions and work processes so there is less worldwide communication and time lost waiting for people in other time zones to take action or make decisions. Be more open with employees and contractors about what is happening, and involve them more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, poor communication, poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Aker Solutions

    Pros

    I love the people I work with, most everyone is open to helping when a question is asked. Good starter job right out of college.

    Cons

    Every manager has their own agenda imposed by their managers in Norway,therefore, there is no incentive for departments to work together much. Lots of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to work together. Hire manager that truly want to uphold the values. They shouldn't be just pictures on a wall.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    employee friendly company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I worked at Aker Solutions as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Better career growth
    good projects
    good working atmosphere
    good managment

    Cons

    cant really find any cons about this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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