Akamai
4.0 of 5 249 reviews
www.akamai.com Cambridge, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Pros:
  • "Work life balance,Best salary as compared to other companies,lots of perks,"
    in 17 reviews
  • "The company is loaded with smart people"
    in 23 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance is impossible"
    in 13 reviews
  • "An extreme lack of communication between groups, employees and management"
    in 4 reviews
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    IT Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsCambridge, MA location, Nice facilities (8CC), Competitive Pay and Benefits, Flexible Hours

    ConsCan be tough climbing the ladder

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the best companies I have ever worked in

    Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsIntellectually challenging work in a very collaborative environment. Lots of non-trivial problems to be solved, and many opportunities to provide ideas for solving them. Due to its unique business and technology, the learning curve is very steep, but everybody I met was happy to help you learn.

    If you want to work and think hard, and you want feel that you are contributing to a great team, then Akamai is one of the best places to be!

    ConsIn 2+ years of working at Akamai I could not find even one "con"!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Summer Intern (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    Pros1- Small teams of 6-13 people
    2- A chance to work on projects that matter
    3- Weekly meetings to present and show progress
    4- People usually have time to answer questions and spend a considerable time to discuss and evaluate your thoughts
    5- Social Events

    ConsI don't think of any that are worth listing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cambridge headquarter is great place to work!

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsInteracts effectively with various levels of the organization. Treats others’ opinions with respect. Management offers assistance proactively and shares information that helps others do their job well. Probes to understand and confirms understanding of what is heard. Often encourages employee to innovate.

    ConsHires too many project manager to create lots of process that often gets in the way of innovation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe unmanageable, non-productive and remote employees, who are 'resting and vesting' without adding value to the team will end up discouraging the truly talented and hard working employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Outstanding company with strong values....

    Sales Manager (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsThe salaries are above verage and their CEO Paul Sagan has done an excellent job to build a company to last. The management team has done an admirable job expanding the product line and customer base.

    ConsPaul Sagan is leaving and some talented individuals have also left the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your eye on the target and the competition. We have been losing talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Summer Internship

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsIntelligent co-workers, great location, autonomy (even as an intern), flexible work schedule, good compensation, large range of technology (my team worked with many types of programming languages). The intern program had many opportunities to meet some of the top directors of the company.

    ConsIntern program had limited opportunities to network with the other interns. Stressful at times during large deadlines. Office space can be cramped on certain floors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Was very good,enriching

    Intern (Former Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsGood pay ,work culture, Challenging tasks..Medium sized company

    ConsIt could be better organized for interns and good if there wud have been a designated hr

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The resources exist to make us a well-oiled machine, however middle management can't seem to make the pieces fit (yet).

    Senior Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsGood pay/benefits
    Knowledge exposure is incredible and is easily transferable elsewhere
    flexible work-from-home programs available
    Hard work easily translates into recognition

    ConsAWFUL work/life balance
    Goals and visions differ greatly between departments
    Bringing new employees up to speed on technologies is painfully slow
    finger-pointing culture becoming prevalent in services/support
    product engineering is sometimes misaligned with customer needs and asks

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave ALL departments within the org to put the customer first instead of their own interests

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Grown up company over the past decade, market leader in its space, work with smart and driven individuals

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsSolid engineers with a serious operational outlook.

    ConsA large company with multiple engineering offices across the globe, can sometimes be a challenge with distributed teams or reporting structure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    it was awesome, joyful working atmosphere, interesting research problems.

    Research Intern (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    Prosnetwork giant that has huge amount of data, lots of interesting research problems, ideal workplace for data miner; nice location, convenient public transportation;

    Consprobably separates the engineering persons with the marketing guys in workplace cuz sometimes it becomes so loud that it is hard to focus.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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