Aker Solutions
3.4 of 5 87 reviews
www.akersolutions.com Lysaker, Norway 50 to 149 Employees

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Aker Solutions President and CEO Øyvind Eriksen

Øyvind Eriksen

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70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Grass Is Not Greener Here

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe Money was Good. That's about it.
If you are in dire need of money and can put up with a lot of "STUFF", then come on and get some of this!!
If you are already in the oilfield, Please read the "CONS" very carefully.

ConsVery Low Morale.
Doom and Gloom Atmosphere.
Management downright pathetic. Has no business being in the position.
Favoritism. Big Time!!
No Promotions, no acknowledgement of good performance.
Perform Mission Impossible on Products.
Does not practice what they preach.
Mgmt gets very defensive when you try to ask questions. No open door policy for everyone. Only a select few.

Advice to Senior ManagementUnfixable. They are in it for the title and that's it!
Position filler at best. Only got that way thru the buddy system.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I worked at Aker Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

ProsRelaxed enviornment, is the only good thing till they dont get after you.

ConsUnderneath the relaxed env there is strong politics by management and HR who are continuosly flattering Norway counterparts and care nothing about the employees, breaking job laws all the time.Most Norway Managers come to US for shopping trips than Business.

Advice to Senior ManagementEach new manager wants to get new rules and policies alongwith the HR.Lots of employees after years of service have been blamed and let go in a second. easily get away by citing its a Norwegian company and follow thier rules..but watchout you are probably going to face the mirror one day.What happens to others can happen to you as well.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good but watch out if they try to hire you as a contractor, it's a warning they might not keep you

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Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Aker Solutions

ProsPay is excellent to start with, very competitive. Recruiters and most people at the company are friendly, everyone works flex hours

ConsThe company spent over 1 month interviewing and aggressively recruiting me because of my qualifications. Turns out I was overqualified for the position. Stayed 2 months before being laid off due to lack of work even though I was told how busy they were at the time I was hired. No complaints from anyone about my job performance since I was never trained for the job - they had me opening mail and filing the entire time instead of what I was hired for. Waste of 2 months for a job I can't even list on my resume. Pay raises for office staff are barely 3% and that's if you're lucky.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet some managers with spines, most that I saw were controlled by their senior staff. Need better communication with staff. Stop having so many meetings! Never sure exactly what they are trying to tell employees during these meetings, they seem to be a way to waste time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Powergas going down

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aker Solutions

ProsGood social activities, understand personal issues, good office.

ConsLow salary, no focus on employee development, much boasting little substance.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of politicians, get professional senior management, require to be hands-on.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A very unprofessional professional place to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aker Solutions

ProsWorking enviroment is easy, all you need is smiling. They don't care about accuracy of engineering calculation.

ConsNo quality work needed. A fantastic place for politicians but the worst E&C firm in Houston for engineers.

Advice to Senior ManagementAker Houston branch should be closed to save shareholders money.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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