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Good overall, but independent-development structure can mean uneven quality in experience.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Akamai

Pros

Generally good people who care about the work, which is cutting edge for internet. Opportunity to advance and learn if you want it. Innovation is valued.

Cons

Company is in transition now from being a startup in early 1998 to operating more on the big business standard model now. That can be a difficult transition if you value the sort of meritocracy and individual initiative that you have in startup situations. More departmentalization and compartmentalization, less whole view big effort.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not let the corporate politics and interdepartmental departmental struggles for resources and priorities (that characterize bigger businesses) kill the Akamai startup spirit.

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    Great place to work for technical and motivated folks who like to win

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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

    People, Management, Technology, and Customers that you cannot beat combined with good pay for performance, work place flexibility, and driven culture for those who like to compete and win.

    Cons

    Un-relenting pace can lead to crushing hours, making work life balance a continual struggle. Employees are the companies number one asset, but the perks and support systems do not reflect that comprehensively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up to a partners and developers so that others can build on our platform and amplify our impact across the industry.

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    Great Technical Challenges in Flexible Work Environment!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Akamai

    Pros

    Work From Anywhere
    Work on systems which impact all internet users

    Cons

    Brilliant technical staff, spread across the whole world.

    Recommends
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