Akamai

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Akamai Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
331 Reviews
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331 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Most rewarding company I have ever worked for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)

    I have been working at Akamai

    Pros

    Fast paced with growth opportunities. Exposure to new technologies and innovations. This company is strictly for people who have a desire to learn and go the extra mile.

    Cons

    Bad habits from other "massive hire" companies in Costa Rica (like HP) are being detected, most management has been practically hand picked via "special recommendations" and much of hiring has been done via influences.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Director

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Akamai - Engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Akamai is definitely a great place to work for provided you are working on Akamai's Products.
    Perks are good. Compensation and other benefits are great.

    Cons

    For some one working on its enterprise applications, work is not that great. The quality of work is just like in any other company. For people in support, its too hectic and no time for learning new things.
    Not many career opportunities ; promotions for guys in support are very late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Guys working in Support are equally talented and should be treated at par with developers/QA/BAs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Akamai in ANZ

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Sales in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Akamai

    Pros

    Leader in the market
    Dealing with the customer who are progressive which is good for CV and everyone is moving to the cloud
    Rock solid products
    People are great if you just get on with the job

    Cons

    Some politics is seeping in which is inevitable as the size grows
    Not everyone knows who Akamai is
    Pay is not always the greatest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay better
    stop routing all decisions via regional HQ. Decisions can be made locally and are likely to be better.
    dont manage by spreadsheet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Strategic Account Exec

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Senior Software Engineer in Test

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Great company and technology to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Akamai full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company, good employee benefits, great product which makes it stand as an undisputed champion in the field. Flexible work conditions

    Cons

    Pressure is constant. Lot of self learning to do in detail. Constantly need to be updated, well read and well informed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Akamai Bangalore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior UI Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior UI Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good Work Culture
    Good office environment
    Learning is appreciated

    Cons

    There are some old school Managers, who do not live up to the Akamai Culture

    Recommends

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