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Updated Jan 20, 2015
Updated Jan 20, 2015
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  1.  

    Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Akamai.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview and screening with recruiter, 3 phone interviews with hiring managers over several weeks, half day with 4 in person interviews with senior technical directors and a group lunch

    Interview Questions
    • Asked how I would have structured a program for a real life example   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Engineering Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Akamai.

    Interview Details

    This was a smooth, efficient and quick process.
    A recruiter contacted me via email, and I had two more calls, one with the recruiter and one with the hiring manager. Nhe recruiter scheduled an onsite interview (with travel). The onsite interview was 6 hours, with a lunch break. Interview sessions included the hiring manager, two peer managers, and two more senior managers. I had followup calls with the recruiter and hiring manager and an offer I accepted within a week.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview process friendly and professional. The interview team wanted to get to know me, not to catch me in a mistake.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Akamai in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online.
    Received an email from the recruiter.
    30 minute call with recruiter.
    45 minute call with hiring manager.
    30 minute call with team manager.
    Onsite, technical interview from 9:30-4:30.
    The whole process happened within three weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Was given various challenges to write scripts that test different programs and data.   View Answer
    • Various networking questions that I wasn't expected to fully know the answer to.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate. The initial offer was what I was hoping for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Akamai in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the job through the company website. I had a phone screen with the HR recruiter and then a phone screen with the hiring manager. The in-person interview was a half day meeting with 6 team members and it included lunch. The interview seemed to go well. There was nothing really difficult about the questions. Not sure why an offer was not extended.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 4 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11. 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

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