Akamai Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Awesome work-life balance, and the people here are wonderful - nice people with families (in 23 reviews)

  • Academic environment full of smart people with a lot to offer (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is very difficult to achieve and/or maintain - 55 (in 15 reviews)

  • An extreme lack of communication between groups, employees and management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. amazing!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Akamai

    Pros

    overall great work experience.
    the culture that is created within groups is amazing.

    here are some other positives...
    products
    training
    growth opportunity
    transparency

    Cons

    no cons, but it would be nice to have additional perks like free food :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. G&A

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akamai

    Pros

    Fast paced, open to change, fosters new ideas

    Cons

    Need to invest in employee development more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Exciting place to be.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akamai

    Pros

    Pioneer in their field of technology.

    Cons

    Compensation should be revised Cambridge employees.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Network Engagement Consultant

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    Current Employee - Network Consultant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Network Consultant in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, relaxed and slow paced job.

    Cons

    Moving up the hierarchy is extremely difficult. Yearly increment is pretty meager and does not motivate to stay in the current jobs. Should have joined the company when they were too small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The higher management is just concerned about their goals and pressure of Wall street. Making sure an employee is working on different tasks asking about his job satisfaction barely takes place. Manager says I cannot do much it depends on senior manager , "Too much of a blame game"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Most rewarding company I have ever worked for.

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Akamai

    Pros

    Akamai is a very fast paced organization with a high performance culture. It demands much of its employees, yet delivers exceptional challenges and rewards people for their contributions to the business. With the pace of the organization comes a fantastic work life balance.

    Cons

    Company can do a better job marketing itself differently based on industry and verticals. Salary increases don't happen as often as they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing such a great job. Being the industry leader is difficult as you constantly have to innovate. Akamai continues to differentiate itself by investing in its people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Director

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    Current Employee - Product Management Director in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Product Management Director in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Akamai

    Pros

    Great company culture, good pay and time off. Flexible work schedules and remote working options.

    Cons

    None at the moment, will come back when I see something off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great Company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work at home
    Diverse jobs in many part of country

    Cons

    Lots of levels of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find Managers who can get things done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Solid company, but bureacratic

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    A very relevant company with a clear vision for its own future. Certain areas of the company lead the world in what they do. If you're interested in networking or security, there is no other place to be.

    Cons

    Communication across the organization is difficult, different parts of the company jockey and compete with each other. Parts of the company not directly related to the core business (CDN, security) sometimes have second-rate people. Not always, but sometimes. If you're interviewing, judge your interviewers as much as they're judging you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek out places where work is being duplicated and bring those groups together to cooperate instead of compete.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Strategic Account Exec

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    Former Employee - Strategic Sales Executive in San Francisco, NM
    Former Employee - Strategic Sales Executive in San Francisco, NM

    I worked at Akamai full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    culture is great, loved the people, #1 in industry

    Cons

    east coast based, slow to move on new products/services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move company to west coast

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Senior Software Engineer in Test

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and awesome work from home policy.

    Cons

    Growth is very slow and laid back culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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