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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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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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  1. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Interesting work soured by incompetent HR and a management that seems to strive to make employees feel worthless/pawns.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The work can be fast paced firefighting
    Some of the people are a joy to for for and with.

    Cons

    Put clauses in contract that allow they to tell you to work 70hrs and only get paid for 37.5hrs
    Incompetent HR
    Nepotism
    Very difficult to move between departments.
    Bullying management

    Advice to Management

    Live you to your values with open and honest communication
    Stop trying to screw employees
    Management by screaming at your employees does not work.

  3. Helpful (2)

    -unorganized company
    -unaccountable management
    -amateurish HR
    - unacceptable management habit
    - bullying management

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

    I worked at Aker Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - low salary,
    - nepotism, if you are relative of friend of the management team then you will get well paid jobs if not then no chance.
    - you have to work instead of the family members of the management team
    - no training
    - no salary increase
    - disorganized company
    - the management not able to to handle the company
    - zero company values
    - zero team work
    - no career building option
    - they employee people without engineering qualification and diploma in engineering positions to design high pressure products.
    - no induction training
    - incompetent project management
    - late project deliveries
    - the workers try to fled from Maidenhead site

    Cons

    paid overtime but with the same rate like normal hourly rate but you will get pressure form management side to work on Saturday's as well if you do not want to loose your job.

    Advice to Management

    There is no possible to manage long term the Maidenhead site with this kind of mentality.

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  5. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Better career growth
    good projects
    good working atmosphere
    good managment

    Cons

    cant really find any cons about this company

  6. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family Friendly, Good atmosphere, lots of exciting technical challenges

    Cons

    Not the best paying in industry

    Advice to Management

    Try not to change management too often.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good, but not perfect.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 Management

    ...

  9. Senior Engineer

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, nice working environment. They have big budget projects and locked in clients , so implementation is not an issue.

    Cons

    No growth path , no mentoring. Big budget projects are not well managed.

    Advice to Management

    Engineers ned to focus on work. Somebody should focus on engineers career. HR is for namesake.

  10. Stable condition

    • 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 full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good working enviroment
    better medical benefits

    Cons

    kinda slow when no project around

  11. Good working experience

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

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Lot of learning opportunities
    International projects

    Cons

    Bureaucratic at times
    Management attitude might get irritating

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, share more information

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