Akamai Interview Questions

Updated Apr 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Akamai.

    Interview

    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
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    NOC Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Akamai (Cambridge, MA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    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

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    Associate Solutions Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Akamai (Atlanta, GA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews plus 5 on-site interviews. Team matching was interesting wherein I was interviewed by all the members of the team I was to join. Final offer letter discussion call.

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    Negotiation

    Internship - no negotiation

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    Technical Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Akamai (San Mateo, CA).

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer
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    Dev QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Akamai (Cambridge, MA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    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
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    Technical Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Akamai (San Francisco, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    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
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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Akamai (Cambridge, MA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    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
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    QA Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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

    I have been called fo onsite inerview. Will update my interview asap. Btw, my interview is on C/C++ and networking protocols

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Akamai in January 2014.

    Interview

    I had a great experience applying for this position. About two to three weeks after applying online, I talked to the hiring manager and the depart manager. We reviewed my resume, I gave some background to my projects and listed experience and just had a good conversation about other interests we had in common. I was soon invited for an onsite interview a week later where I met with three people I would be potentially working with.

    Negotiation

    Offered a flexible start date, $35/hour, and a $1,500 housing stipend

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    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Akamai.

    Interview

    Met at Career Fair. Phone interview.

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