Aker Solutions
3.4 of 5 88 reviews
www.akersolutions.com Lysaker, Norway 50 to 149 Employees

Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014

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Aker Solutions President and CEO Øyvind Eriksen

Øyvind Eriksen

(36 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good working environment; multinational company"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Extremely good when it comes to work-life balance"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Lack of communication and knowledge transfer amon business units and/or functional departments"
    in 3 reviews
  • "A fantastic place for politicians but the worst E&C firm in Houston for engineers"
    in 4 reviews
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Lots of things to learn

Design Engineer (Former Employee)

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

ProsCompany 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.

ConsLeak 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company with a lot of experienced professionals

Process Engineer (Former Employee)
Oslo (Norway)

I worked at Aker Solutions as a contractor for more than a year

Prosgood balance of work and life. no need to stay longer after work.

Consno incentives to grow professionally

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on finding new projects

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Big organization, successful business, yet, conservativeness causes a reduced forward thinking mindset

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Oslo (Norway)

I worked at Aker Solutions as an intern for less than a year

ProsExtremely good when it comes to work-life balance. As a scandinavian company it emphasizes employee's personal life.

Collaboration among coworkers makes the working environment so much better. People are very open to take some of their time to help a coworker on his/her task.

Low hierarchy barriers. Very easy to access and discuss with high levels of management, who will take your opinion very seriously and consider it regardless of your role or position in the hierarchy. I believe this is a great plus for this company.

In general, the working environment is what I definitely recommend about this company!

ConsBeing this mostly a project-based organization the typical challenges arise. Lack of communication and knowledge transfer amon business units and/or functional departments.
Lack of mindset of making investments that will gain benefits in the long run, even when these represent short term expenses. Hence, training and modern change management initiatives are not the norm sort to say here

Advice to Senior ManagementChallenge the company's ways. Just because the practices have worked before it does not mean it longer does.

Invest in knowledge management and knowledge transfer initiatives and systems, across BU and departments

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Engineer (Current Employee)
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

ProsOpportunity to develop skills in desired area

ConsDominated by Indian expats at senior positions
Salary for junior engineers is rather low

Advice to Senior ManagementSalary to be adjusted for junior engineers to be on the par as competitors in the field

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time for less than a year

ProsFriendly colleagues and good work ethics

Consmanagement system and not a lot of jobs to do.

Advice to Senior Managementimprove communication between lower employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good place to work

Electrical Engineer (Former Employee)
Kristiansand (Norway)

I worked at Aker Solutions as a contractor for less than a year

ProsA good developing a training plan for new employees

ConsThe company may be better to Include co-workers on contract

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unfocused

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

Prosopportunities to work on various types of engineering and construction projects. good salary and benefits in upper management.

ConsThe company could not decide what field of engineering and construction to focus on. It seemed to change so often that we had very few repeat clients. Seldom matching for 401K program. Middle management is stuck in the 70's. Very little training in systems or new software.

Advice to Senior ManagementSomeone in the USA management needs to explain to Oslo how Americans do business. Maybe they should just sell this division to an American company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A great place to work and learn

Umbilical Designer (Former Employee)
Oslo (Norway)

I worked at Aker Solutions as a contractor for more than a year

ProsI like the Open mindedness and equality in Aker Solutions

ConsManagement is not taking the risk of investing massively in Africa

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should invest more in Africa

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to learn

Vice President (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood work life balance, can learn allot, good processes, good values

ConsConstant change, management team is young and therefore inexperienced

Advice to Senior ManagementPut experienced managers in charged of BU's pref. people over the age of 50 and not in their 30's or early 40's too much for them to handle

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aker Solutions

ProsYou get to learn a lot. You are given responsibilities based on your capabilities.

ConsNo major con. But the compensation could be improved.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease ensure proper work-life balance of the employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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