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A great yin and yang

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

I have been working at Akamai

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The people, world-class engineers, the technology... Incredibly challenging. The breadth of technology you work with is impressive. You don't get to do this sort of thing anywhere else in the world. You get to deal with top-notch customers. You get to do things that no one has done before at a scale that no one has attempted before. The career growth opportunities are pretty good.

Cons

Staggering lack of communication, lack of discipline, architecture support is weak, tactical management is mediocre, though strategic management is pretty good, much, much emphasis placed on (short-term) financial performance of the company as opposed to long-term investment and growth. Not much emphasis on professional development and training. They don't want to spend the money. Much lip-service paid, but little results.

Advice to Management

Pay more attention to internal investment. Communicate more. Try focusing on fewer projects more closely.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Akamai- still love it after 3 years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Akamai

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product, good people, good opp. It's fun to work for a market leader, and it's not just the technology but the people that make it such- that's a tag line with other companies but with akamai it's true.

    Cons

    workload, lack of information sharing across the company, lack of communication between mgmt and staff. One of the growing pains experienced is that, when things in the past were handled by a single group, there are now several organizations that split the responsibilities. This results in some confusion, but more importantly the communication methods don't exist between the groups. Also, the way that mgmt chooses to- or not to- communicate changes to the organization is frustrating- I know that mgmt doesn't have a lack of respect towards the staff, but the way they sometimes handle how they let the staff know of changes belies that.

    Advice to Management

    You need to over-communicate to the staff- what's been going on is the opposite of that


  2. Helpful (6)

    akamai, interesting work for less pay.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Akamai

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart peopl. Very complex problems. New exciting technology. Lots of customer feedback and interaction

    Cons

    akamai is very stingy about compensation.They say that they are less competitive on salary and more competitive on bonuses but it seems they are not competitive in either case. akamai has very isolated groups and each of them are very high performance. I have seen extremely less interaction among groups. Groups/teams themselves are very less collaborative and thrive on individual performers. If you are someone who thrives on group effort this is not a place for you. You need to be solely competent who can work in a very fast paced environment and needs to be able to perform.

    Advice to Management

    increase compensation


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