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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated Dec 11, 2019

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3.5
69%
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Aker Solutions CEO Luis Araujo
Luis Araujo
159 Ratings
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  1. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Bergen
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and good life work balance

    Cons

    Management is outdated, no good training for young engineers

    Advice to Management

    Listen to low management and open up new channels

    Aker Solutions2019-12-11
  2. "Mechanical technician level 3"

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    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
  3. "Good company but not in Aberdeen anymore"

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    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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    Advice to Management

    Any advice I could give is too late, the Reading hub has been a disaster and now all the experience from Aberdeen has gone Aker finds itself in a very vulnerable situation for controls work moving forward. By the time they try to fix the problem it will be too late. KPIs from Reading get fudged every week to look like they are meeting requirements, any kind of reasonable audit on PO dates and production plans from... that plant would show the true worth of on time delivery and it would be horrendous.

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    Aker Solutions2019-11-11
  4. "System Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Beng
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping staff and good cab services

    Cons

    Everything is fine with the company good to go

    Advice to Management

    Everything is fine you are good to join the company

    Aker Solutions2019-10-17
  5. "Aker Solutions in UK"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Leverage core business Norwegian relationships to strengthen offereings in UK

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

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    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
  7. "Challenged, excited, pushed while working to our Values"

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    Current Employee - HSE Manager in Oslo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When you put in the time and effort Aker provides ample opportunities.

    Cons

    The challenges of working in oil and gas can be nerve racking for those who can't handle the ups and downs of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people first and success will follow.

    Aker Solutions2019-10-07
  8. "Not the best"

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    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aker Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, health care, pension, dental.

    Cons

    Very poor management, detached from the rest of the workforce, they appear to be clueless.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with employees and stop thinking about yourselves.

    Aker Solutions2019-10-17
  9. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    1. Good place for trainees. If you want to improve your basics or get more technical clarity of concepts then definitely, this is the place to be. 2. One can get good salary (if they negotiate well).

    Cons

    1. Too much of favoritism and politics especially for people working at the mid-management level. They are favored even if they don't perform well or don't have the necessary set of skills required for managers or leaders. 2. If you don't negotiate, don't expect to get good salary. 3. Stressful work environment is created unnecessarily in many projects (It majorly depends on who you are working under).

    Advice to Management

    1. Fix the grade pay based on total no. of years of experience. 2. Don't just believe in lead's review about an employee. Learn to assess or judge the lead's credibility first before believing in him/ her. Or else get ready to lose good employees.

    Aker Solutions2019-10-06
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Bored Job"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Oslo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good environment with excelent workers

    Cons

    You are stuck all the time in paperwork. Doesnt matter the project.

    Aker Solutions2019-09-28
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