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
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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.  

    employee friendly company

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Maidenhead, England

    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
  2.  

    Good people, Bad Decisions

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    • 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 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.  

    average

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Maidenhead, England

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time for 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

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time for 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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time for 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.

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    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.  

    Great company to work for

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    • 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
  9.  

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    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
  10.  

    Only life balance

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    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
  11.  

    Good Company.. Horrible Management

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    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

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