Akamai Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overall solid place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits, lots of interesting technical challenges and work due to growth. Management seems to have the company pointed in the right direction in terms of growing into adjacent and new areas to fight commoditization of traditional CDN business.

    Cons

    Growth has HQ sprawling all over Kendall Square, scattered among many buildings. Lots of legacy code and "not invented here" syndrome over the 15+ years means mucking through tons of hidebound code, tools, processes, etc. Definitely a fear of cutting over or "letting go", since the lack of available information and oral history makes it difficult to know what can be discarded and what must be retained.

    Advice to Management

    Put some of the gentlemen farmer "architects" scattered at personal labs around the country back to work on these problems, instead of their advanced research/dev sinecures.


  2. Akamai

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great and the company does good work.

    Cons

    The company is fairly stingy with raises


  3. Helpful (1)

    Love the energy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart technical people with the intention to change the world

    Cons

    Growing pains and challenges scaling the company

    Advice to Management

    Invest in systems to make things easier for employees


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  5. Helpful (2)

    principle business analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Business Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Business Analyst in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Great team oriented people, off the charts expertise and available for discussions

    Cons

    IT politics in small areas

    Advice to Management

    promote more movement across the organization to leverage skills


  6. I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 2 years)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture, Excellent work if you are in the right team, No politics, Performance speaks everything, great colleagues, decent non work related activities

    Cons

    In this period still not found any cons

    Advice to Management

    Not at the right position to give advice


  7. TPM

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TMP in New York, NY
    Current Employee - TMP in New York, NY

    Pros

    Just started - one think I notice everyone is very focused on one thing "success"

    Cons

    I haven't noticed any Cons to date


  8. Helpful (1)

    Senior system software engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Akamai is great place to work. I was fortunate enough to be part of Akamai.

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  9. HR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great culture with lot of growth opportunities

    Cons

    It is growing at a very high speed, so needs more work around processes and infrastructure to sustain the growth

    Advice to Management

    Paid leaves for contractors swell


  10. If you get a choice, work in Platform

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Superb technology and Platform reach * High growing company and great stock/financials * Fast moving companies despite its size

    Cons

    * If you get a chance, work in Platform groups. All other organizations are subpar. Platform is simply the best. * Red tape is increasing * If CEO retires, the company outlook will turn south very quickly

    Advice to Management

    Try to elevate other business units to the level of Platform.


  11. Exciting culture with intelligent people looking to find solutions to complex problems.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people and culture make the company. The technology is very enticing and easy to get excited about. Flexibility to get involved with areas other than your core competency.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can be a little redundant in terms of daily tasks. Most of the people you will interact with will be helpful, but it is often hard to know the right person to reach without doing a little bit of searching first.



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