Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
112 Reviews

3.5
112 Reviews
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Aker Solutions President and CEO Øyvind Eriksen
Øyvind Eriksen
48 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good working environment and can say its a school/collage to learn advanced engineering (in 11 reviews)

  • Extremely good when it comes to work-life balance (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of communication and knowledge transfer amon business units and/or functional departments (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 for 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.  

    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 for more than a 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
  3.  

    employee friendly company

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    • 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 for more than a 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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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Mobile, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Mobile, AL (US)

    I have been working at Aker Solutions as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Aker is a great company to work for. There is a lot of opportunity for growth and they have a great team. Also, there is a great emphasis on family. The people at aker care for each other and become a family.

    Cons

    Sometimes HR can be disorganized. Not very many options for US locations, only in Texas and Alabama.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP SD Analyst  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - SAP SD Analyst in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment and emphasise highly on work-life balance. The senior management is very open to dialogues and discussions and they are easily to approach.

    Cons

    Company bonus is not too attractive compared to other oil and gas companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sallary and benefit is comparabale

    Cons

    This company is a small company is Calgary branch, the name is going to be changed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Only life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Life balance, good IT tools, Good standards, Good products, resources to be well invested

    Cons

    Managment, lack of team work spirit, laggards in technology, not very well organize since everybody is equal and does what is better for itself, poor commitment to customers, no career progression outside norway, only norway is taken in consideration as aker solutions the rest of the world ( either customers and employees) is only the plan B.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go abroad and see the real life. Select the best human talent in key markets, more managers with international exposure, avoid promotions based on seniority, focus in performance.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company.. Horrible Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots to Learn, Good Exposure to Subsea Products

    Cons

    Politics, Low Confidence, Lot of Lies from Management, Buddy System

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company culture and career opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The personnel are the friendliest people I've ever has the pleasure of working with.

    Cons

    Closer communication between departments and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just wanting as much transparency as possible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    "The company with the best products I ever worked for."

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Engineer  in  Erkelenz (Germany)
    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Erkelenz (Germany)

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Qualified service engineers and good training on the job and in our workshop as well. Open and direct conversations is endorsed by our management. Decent employee benefits.

    Cons

    No fixed rotation. No bonus payed off time (POT).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a decent 4/4 weeks on/off system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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