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Aker Solutions Reviews

Updated 19 Jan 2020

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3.5
69%
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65%
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Aker Solutions CEO Luis Araujo
Luis Araujo
161 Ratings
  1. "Aker Solutions is the best Pay Master all over the world. They take care of employees like family members."

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    Planning Engineer in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aker Solutions

    Pros

    Salary, Positive Culture, Supportive, No Blame Games, Independence

    Cons

    Your are normally hired as a third party employee but that doesn't a big issues

    Advice to Management

    Keep the positive culture upheld

    Aker Solutions2019-04-30
  2. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere , Caring , Nice salary packages and Job satisfaction

    Cons

    Based on Market situation values are changed

    Advice to Management

    Keep it UP

    Aker Solutions2019-04-30
  3. "Senior process engineering"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work and grow

    Cons

    sometimes longer working after hours

    Advice to Management

    You are good at what you are doing. continue to do so

    Aker Solutions2019-04-30
  4. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefit, best environment and supportive colleagues

    Cons

    none all is well here

    Aker Solutions2019-04-23
  5. "Racist Smiling Assassins"

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    Current Employee - Projects in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a good company to work for once upon-a-time with high-tech facilities in their main offices.

    Cons

    Everyone seems to be looking out for their own skin, especially in the UK and Norway offices. White dominated by far and ethnic minorities were the 1st to get axed when redundancies started in London in early 2017. The leadership and HR are more-or-less all white and have deliberately targeted ethnic employees. I've heard evidence that in one instance HR and a line manager were laughing as they made someone redundant via an audio call, not noticing that the person being axed was on the line. Relationships and job security depended on who's your drinking buddy and which circle you belonged to (not to mention the colour of your skin!) rather than what you know, what's your experience, or what your can deliver. Very hard to trust anyone as they can smile at your face and chat with one minute then stab you in the back by lobbying a case for your redundancy if they felt that keeping your job was a threat to their job, earnings, or career progression. The leadership blame poor performance on the industry down-turn and falling oil prices when it was poor decision-making and gambles in strategy that resulted in less work being won. Today, the London office is left and managed by incompetent people, mostly managers and hardly any competent people to execute projects or win new work.

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    Advice to Management

    Read these cons over and over again and do something about it. Reach out to some of those that you made redundant. Stop blaming the so-called oil & gas industry downturn for your failures. The industry isn't doing bad.

    Aker Solutions2019-05-21
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company In Decline"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Horrible management and overall direction. Company changes the local personnel and management structure every year. Moved Houston office to Mobile, Alabama, bad move! Hundreds of good employees were terminated or left the company. Long term clients were not happy with the move.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the market you're in, what you want to do, and where you want to be in an industry that is constantly changing. For one be ready for the long haul of ups and downs.

    Aker Solutions2019-05-09
  7. "Great International Company based in Mobile, AL"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting international work in the oil & gas industry Above average compensation & benefits Flexible work schedules

    Cons

    Some of the offices are out of date but apparently management is upgrading

    Aker Solutions2019-03-24
  8. "Interview process"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Aker Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good company for fresher as they can get exposure to both static and rotary designing

    Cons

    Located at kanjurmarg which makes it difficult to commute to

    Aker Solutions2019-03-21
  9. "A lot of room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Kuala Belait
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very nice crew members working offshore. friendly environment.

    Cons

    weak planning and coordination of onshore team. management is weak in doing their part to keep their talents in the company.

    Aker Solutions2019-03-14
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sadly do not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment Chiswick Park, however work environment in office is more of whos your drinking buddy culture so its not what you can do or what you know its which manager you suck up to hold your job..

    Cons

    No investment into employees, not taking onboard employee concerns, quick to make redundancies to the point business is full of managers and no people left to do the work!!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees.

    Aker Solutions2019-03-20
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