Aker Solutions

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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated 14 August, 2014
Updated 14 August, 2014
109 Reviews

3.5
109 Reviews
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Aker Solutions President and CEO Øyvind Eriksen
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.  

    Lots of things to learn

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

    Pros

    Company with future and involved different product and service areas.
    Clear work procedure set for employees to follow.
    Friendly work enviornment.
    Multi culture enviornment provide opportunity to get to know each other.

    Cons

    Leak of good IT support and slow down the work process.
    Service support center located oversea with limitation.
    Management change often which have impact to company direction.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Mobile, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Mobile, AL (US)

    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
  3.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP SD Analyst  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - SAP SD Analyst in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    Pros

    Great working environment and emphasise highly on work-life balance. The senior management is very open to dialogues and discussions and they are easily to approach.

    Cons

    Company bonus is not too attractive compared to other oil and gas companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent company culture and career opportunities

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

    Pros

    The personnel are the friendliest people I've ever has the pleasure of working with.

    Cons

    Closer communication between departments and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just wanting as much transparency as possible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Only life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    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
  7.  

    Good Company.. Horrible Management

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

    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
  8.  

    "The company with the best products I ever worked for."

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Engineer  in  Erkelenz (Germany)
    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Erkelenz (Germany)

    Pros

    Qualified service engineers and good training on the job and in our workshop as well. Open and direct conversations is endorsed by our management. Decent employee benefits.

    Cons

    No fixed rotation. No bonus payed off time (POT).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a decent 4/4 weeks on/off system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer  in  Stavanger (Norway)
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Stavanger (Norway)

    Pros

    Goood work enviroment, training, good/clear work instructions, organized., PEM.

    Cons

    Good oportunities to grow up and inprove your skill

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Calm and friendly environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer I  in  Oslo (Norway)
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Oslo (Norway)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, good payment

    Cons

    Limited career growths, not that much chances to get new knowledge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the core working hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    International company with motivating and friendly work invironment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tender Coordinator  in  Lysaker (Norway)
    Current Employee - Tender Coordinator in Lysaker (Norway)

    Pros

    Being a large international company, there are many influences and many cultural aspects that enrich the work environment. It colours the organisation and gives it a vibrant atmosphere.

    Cons

    The senior management level is lined with many Norwegians, which does not represent the internationality of the company. Norwegian work mentality sometimes differs from internationally accepted mentality, making it a challenge (but not impossible!) to do business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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