Akamai
4.0 of 5 250 reviews
www.akamai.com Cambridge, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Akamai Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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4.0 250 reviews

                             

97% Approve of the CEO

Akamai CEO Tom Leighton

Tom Leighton

(111 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

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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    Embedded Systems Intern (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    Prosnice colleagues, nice environment.
    my manager is not too pushy. my work is building up embedded system to monitor the datacenter.

    Consfew talks between others.
    hardware group is too small, and the company is for software.
    so most time our group is working on how to solve others problem,we have no our own harware products

    Advice to Senior Managementtalk more and give suggestions more to each other

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    Too cool company to work , Good Place to settle

    Senior QA Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    Pros1.Cool Culture
    2.Good Compensation
    3 Shares and Stock Options
    4 Work from Home
    5.Excellent management
    6 Free Dinner and Snacks

    ConsNo Con's I have across In one year time .

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep Growing and try to maintain the existing culture in company .

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

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    You can't ask for more.

    Solutions Architect (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsAbove the average benefit. Unlimited PTO as long as your manager approves. Great work-life balance. Great company outlook. Smart people to work with.

    ConsCollaboration between different teams is sometimes difficult. Not the best perks for continuing education (~$5000 per year). Company does not get much mass reputation because it's been very low-key in this industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your good work. Tom Leighton as the CEO has been really awesome.

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

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    Good culture, good learning opportunity but lack of vision can be sensed within the company.

    Platform Operation (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsGood culture, good learning opportunity, good office, good equipment, opportunity to grow

    ConsNo particular vision or drive as such. They're leading now, but that doesn't guarantee that they will in the future. A little too complacent. The attitude is best described as "Oh, the apocalypse is near, but that's okay because we serve 30% of the worlds internet traffic".

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be scared to support someone smarter than you.

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

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    Excellent growth opportunities

    Solutions Architect (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    Pros- Well paid
    - Good culture, smart minds
    - Lots of learning
    - Encourages innovation
    - Fast growing
    - Leading CDN

    Cons- North America alignment is more rewarding but this would mean working night shifts

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosawesome leadership
    great environment
    good salary and perks
    very employee friendly
    great place to learn technology

    Consslow career progression
    lot of teams are very headquarters centric
    needs a lot of self learning

    Advice to Senior Managementa lot of good work has been done by you... but as the company is growing, take great care not to dilute the values...

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

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    In love with this company

    QA Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsWork life balance,Best salary as compared to other companies,lots of perks,

    Good Work and open to take your ideas and implement them.

    Get to work on a lot of technology(But again depends on the team you work for)

    ConsNot seen any so far

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    Senior Applications Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsGreat Company to work especially for people who love Coding and like to learn multiple technology. So much Career opportunity is there to grow up. Everything is balanced here with respect to monetary and work life.

    ConsExpectations from manager is high. Sometimes you need to stretch your self but i think it happens with all companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing. Management is well balanced.

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

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    A great company with some really smart people.

    Senior Solutions Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsSmart people, excellent compensation packages, flexible work hours and locations, competent management that know what they are doing, and how to grow the company, lots of career growth opportunity.

    ConsProduct development moves slow. Product groups operate in silos, and should be forced to work together. Process to define sales quotas needs to be reviewed/fixed. Pricing and product structure needs an overhaul. Not all offices are the same (The SF office is WAY nicer than some of the others, like NYC).

    Advice to Senior ManagementPointed in the right direction, so keep doing what you are doing!

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

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    Smart people

    Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsSmart people, good strategy, hard driving.

    ConsWork life balance is off

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

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