Akamai

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic place to work and grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    Akamai is a great place to work filled with extremely smart and dedicated employees. There is good career opportunities in most roles.

    Cons

    Akamai had to invent all of the tools required to build a distributed cloud infrastructure, but it hasn't attempted to move to modern open-source alternatives. As a result it can be difficult for new employees to get up to speed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Technical Project Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great, fast paced environment - front seat to all the security goings-on in the world. Great people to work with. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Technology training can be a challenge despite the best efforts of the company - prepare to begin from 0 if Content Delivery Network is not your primary expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create very targeted resources for training. Create test beds/network just for training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent, open-minded company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Treats its employees like adults. You are allowed to color outside the lines, as long as you know what you're doing and have a goal. Interesting tech problems to solve. Management is not just focused on next-quarter results. If you are a high performer, you will be financially rewarded for it.

    Cons

    Because Akamai is a flat-ish company, moving up in the corporate structure is not easy. There is much to learn, and not necessarily in a structured way so you have to be able to synthesize information quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    One of the best technology companies you can work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture, tremendous opportunity to learn, great technology and exposure on job

    Cons

    Benefits and Perks can be a lot better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should do a lot more to retain good people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome company to start your career with great minds working towards their goals.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akamai

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    Not a best place to negotiate salary.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management team that is very flat and very few egos here, great pay and benefits, unliminted vacation if you can get it

    Cons

    not the best infrastructure from a technology standpoint to analyze the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Akamai is a great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Akamai as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    My coworkers treat each other like family.
    They make sure I feel like I'm a valued member of the team.
    My work is appreciated.
    Tom Leighton <3

    Cons

    Most of my coworkers are much older than me.
    Akamai does not have many female executives.
    The culture is a bit more professional than I'd like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Powering the Internet

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    -Very well respected in the internet community.
    -Most of your favorite web sites probably use us.
    -Excellent corporate culture.

    Cons

    -Technology can be very vertical to the internet / infrastructure domain.
    -Where is the free food?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to keep agile!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Akamai is an excellent place to make a difference in the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Akamai has a positive, friendly and collaborative culture. Employees have a great attitude and are welcoming to new hires. If you want to work in a place that makes a difference and is technically challenging, Akamai is an excellent choice.

    Cons

    I have found no cons to working at Akamai.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Current co-op student at Akamai Technologies, GREAT EXPERIENCE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Associate Solutions Architect
    Current Intern - Associate Solutions Architect

    I have been working at Akamai as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Akamai really pays attention to all the new hires. An extensive and detailed training program will be applied to every employees. I learned a whole lot technical knowledge as well as presentation skills from this training. Everybody in the office is super fun and friendly - I get to know them on personal levels. They pay intern/coops very well too!

    Cons

    I know have any con's to point out. Cannot complain :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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