Akamai Interview Questions

Updated Sep 22, 2014
Updated Sep 22, 2014
164 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Solutions Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Akamai.

    Interview Details

    Several phone interviews with the hiring manager, as well as several onsite interviews with other managers in NYC. Some of the onsite interviews were also video calls to the Cambridge HQ. All of the interviews were one-on-one, not in front of a panel. The process was straight forward, and it took around two months to complete. In the middle of that two months was Hurricane Sandy, which I am sure added at least 1-2 weeks. My start date was not very flexible, I needed it to be pushed out around 7 weeks, and the hiring manager allowed it.

    There were no "offensive" or "time waster" questions like if I was a crayon what color would I be or if I was an animal what would I be, none of that stuff. It was very professional. Like any interview it was a anxious experience, but very good overall.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were very straight forward. Explain how the internet works (DNS, HTTP, etc). On one occasion I was asked to explain something on my resume by drawing it on a whiteboard. I was a little rattled because I couldn't remember all of the details, but I was able to put enough on the board to satisfy the person asking the questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    At first I declined, but they were persistent (in a good way) and I eventually accepted after several rounds of negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Applications Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Akamai.

    Interview Details

    Cleared first 2 telephonic round
    Called onsite for final round.
    1st round: With the hiring manager pretty easy question son java string like converting upper to lower etc.( without built in questions)
    2nd round: With product architect , asked on problem solving and puzzle and my recent projects.

    Interview Questions
    • Puzzle was bit difficult for me ( never thought of so!!)   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    NOC Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cambridge, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Akamai in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    At first a technical recruiter mailed me and fixed the time for phone interview. Then hiring manager took my phone interview for 30 minutes. He asked me some basic questions about TCP, UDP, DNS and Linux.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Akamai.

    Interview Details

    Spoke with the recruiter and then the hiring manager along with another project manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions were related to computer networks and what happens in the back when you type www.google.com for instance.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Technical Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Mateo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Akamai.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted first, then phone interview with hiring manager (team leader). Got in-person interview and met 4 persons in 3 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked about HTTP, DNS, HTML, caching. Project management experience, size, scope, difficulties.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dev QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cambridge, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Akamai in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied Online. Had phone interview with recruiter. Was followed by phone interview with hiring manager. It was followed by five 1:1 onsite interviews

    Interview Questions
    • Questions on Unix Commands, unix file structure, coding questions (Remove duplicates from arrays), SQL questions on joins and aggregate functions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Technical Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Akamai in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process was OK. The recruiter approached me because of my past CDN experience and expertise. The phone interview with the recruiter went well; The interview with the hiring manager was very weird. Basically he didn't leave me to talk, mentioning that I was too qualified / senior for that role... It was one of the weirdest interview of my life. Also, after that experience I realised that some companies might talk to each other about candidates, eg., via LinkedIn. When Akamai decided to don't follow up with me, also Ooyala stopped to interview me with a silly excuse - even tho that position is still open. It happened other two times to me and a couple of friend of mine have the same feeling.

    Interview Questions
    • None. It a bit difficult to deal with a silly hiring manager.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cambridge, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Akamai in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    It took 3 phone interviews; 3 months to get a F2F with the Admins - not the person you were going to work for.

    Interview Questions
    • When interviewing 1 admin stated when she worked from home she did her grocery shopping; the other admin stated that as a "whole" they all "vent" to each other and "gossip" - I was told from a VP that they didn't expect "the" assistant to talk about the "execs" calendar with others. I thought this was a given in a professional environment   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Network Operations Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Akamai.

    Interview Details

    Met at Career Fair. Phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    QA Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I did my application thru their career portal. I got call next day afternoon 2PM. I was asked about my projects and experience.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I have been called fo onsite inerview. Will update my interview asap. Btw, my interview is on C/C++ and networking protocols
    Accepted Offer

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