Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated 1 Jun 2020

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3.6
66%
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Aker Solutions CEO Luis Araujo
Luis Araujo
170 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Slow growth in India compared to aker Norway(in 24 reviews)

  • "You were just a number and played a fool by upper management(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "No upgrate to title even after getting charterdx6"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent people Great location Good opportunity

    Cons

    Not enough recognition Need more training budget Low salaries

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    Aker Solutions2018-10-25
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Embarrassing place to work"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    All lost in a moment of greed and self preservation.

    Cons

    I am so embarrassed to work for a very wealthy Norwegian company who have resorted to using UK government funding to save senior leaders jobs, a decision led by the UK business leader. The use of the job retention merely to prepare and plan for a redundancy consultation is quite frankly unethical no efforts to avoid job losses is evident . The choices nmade to use furlough and then place half of this group at risk has negatively impacted the lives of hundreds of employees many with long service and dedicated.

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    Aker Solutions2020-05-28
  3. "The worm will turn"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good during the good times

    Cons

    Management very quick to turn on staff and line them up for redundancy

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    Aker Solutions2020-05-14
  4. "Potential"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Specialist in Aberdeen, Scotland

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good facilities and technology in general

    Cons

    Not fulfilling their full potential

    Aker Solutions2020-03-28
  5. "Reasonable company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Few, decent salary, under qualified colleagues

    Cons

    Hire & fire culture

    Aker Solutions2020-01-29
  6. "Too many changes in a short period of time"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Dyce, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and excellent facilities.

    Cons

    Constant reorganisation and change of job titles/responsibilities and little training or support to efficiently carry out job

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    Aker Solutions2020-01-17
  7. "Mechanical technician level 3"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible and understanding, good overtime benefits

    Cons

    You were just a number and played a fool by upper management

    Aker Solutions2019-11-19
  8. "Good company but not in Aberdeen anymore"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexibility and work /life balance and Gym use.

    Cons

    Aker Aberdeen is basically moving all project based work from Aberdeen to Reading, Brazil and Malaysia so there is basically no security of working there any longer. Management aren't interested in the people only the numbers. No training is given to anyone who joins the company. Internal jobs are always filled before interviews are done, internal politics to keep jobs amongst friends/family. There is no career opportunities either but if you offer to move to Reading you will get a promotion just because they need the experience down there.

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    Aker Solutions2019-11-11
  9. "Aker Solutions in UK"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Established & strong presence in Subsea Production Systems, emerging digitalisation offerings

    Cons

    Struggling to maintain traction within Facilities Production Services in UK

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    Aker Solutions2019-10-25
  10. "Good team but poor development"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good team spirit. Values and company ethos are very strong. Aspires to a high level of employee satisfaction, high standard of work

    Cons

    Poor market fitness to win viable work. Much effort with little rewards. Some errors of direction attributable to poor management, stemming from confusion at a senior level whether the company in the UK should be the same as in Norway, or should be what the market requires in the UK.

    Aker Solutions2019-10-21
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