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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated 9 February 2015
Updated 9 February 2015
122 Reviews
3.5
122 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 people, Bad Decisions

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

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (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
  2.  

    employee friendly company

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

    I worked at Aker Solutions as a contractor (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
  3.  

    average

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

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

    Pros

    good engineering team but small

    Cons

    small money, less than enough compensation, poorest company of the Aker

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  5.  

    Just ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Location, office environment are good. New posh office is central LONDON .

    Cons

    Poor management, lots of contractors so do not care things.even managers are contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put educated and permanent management team, give bonuses as promised during the interview.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to work for with good opportunities

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

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family Friendly, Good atmosphere, lots of exciting technical challenges

    Cons

    Not the best paying in industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to change management too often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, but not perfect.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Management Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Information Management Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at Aker Solutions

    Pros

    It is more relaxed then banking for example.

    Cons

    Not really employee orientated, especially if you're a contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...

  8.  

    Not the best place to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    challenging work
    no micro management
    good work life balance

    Cons

    no overtime
    no bonus
    promotions based on who you know up top in the ladder
    Too many project engineers, deputy project managers and project managers who keeps travelling without adding any value to the project.
    poor performance/ appraisal tool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    gauge people based on the work they do, not on who they know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company and Benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, great benefits, friendly people, care about the environment, HSE knowledgeable

    Cons

    Disorganized at times, training was not very extensive, pay slightly lower than competitors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was great!

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

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

    Pros

    Motivating, encouraging team leads. Supportive team members. Family work environment.

    Cons

    Long working hours, low pay compared to industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide more opportunities to learn and grow for graduates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very good work environment!

    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Tranby (Norway)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Tranby (Norway)

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good work environment
    Flexible working hours
    A great place to gain experience

    Cons

    Low salaries
    Bad food
    Far away from the city center

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