Akamai Interview Questions

Updated Oct 17, 2014
Updated Oct 17, 2014
171 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

56%
20%
22%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

39%
19%
18%

Interview Difficulty

3.3
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Akamai.

    Interview Details

    HR phone screening, basic questions, tcp ip linux

    Interview Questions
    • HM round. Asked questions related to networking and linux   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Director Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Akamai.

    Interview Details

    Gauntlet with 8 people the firstt day and 5 people the second day including video interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for a level up and 10% more and the gave it. Get it up front because most of the raise budget goes to leveling and adjustments.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Product Operations Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Akamai.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening then in person interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review
  5.  

    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+ monthsinterviewed 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
  6.  

    Applications Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9. 4 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 daysinterviewed 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
  10. 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 weeksinterviewed 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 a weekinterviewed 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

See What Akamai Employees Are Saying

interview

 Current Embedded Systems Intern in Cambridge, MA

Pros: “nice colleagues, nice environment. my manager is not too pushy. my work is building up embedded system to monitor the datacenter.” Full Review

Work at Akamai? Share Your Experiences

Akamai

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.