Akamai

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A good place to work at

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

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

Pros

The salary, increments and perks on offer are pretty awesome.
Exposure to new technologies is an added advantage.

Cons

The amount of flexibility required is very high, not everybody can be available in odd hours

Advice to ManagementAdvice

With the amount of work you have, hire more employees instead of increasing load on current employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company for starters and Sales folks, but it is NOT a true Technology company. It is another BPO organization.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Akamai

    Pros

    1. Open Culture
    2. Excellent salary for sales folks.(possibly more than industry standards)
    3. Growing company, in customer facing activities though.
    4. Very relevant product & solutions for Internet market.
    5. A few of India management members are excellent leaders like those in Engineering, ECG, India Finance & Network operations.
    6. Good Company for those candidates who belong to customer facing functions.

    Cons

    1. Highly political & bureaucratic environment.
    2. Very less opportunities & autonomy for R&D & Product development teams.
    3. Some of India Management team are really mediocre ( they lack solid functional & management knowledge) except those mentioned above. There is no single thought leader who can change the face of Company from customer servicing organization to a true technology organization in India.
    4. Local HR leadership & its team is highly incompetent and do not have any leader whom we can look upto. They work like just ‘postman in recruitment process’ by emailing CV’s, no depth in their functional knowledge. Quality of business partnering in HR is always questioned.
    5. No real career progression road map in the company.
    6. While hiring quality has dramatically reduced over the past 2-3 years (just meeting targets of quantity of hiring), company could not retain quality employees too.
    7. You need to hobnob with top management team to grow.
    8. Possibly, a higher 'attrition' than industry standards, which might be for lack of proper career progression system and competitive salary across the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Build capabilities of product and engineering team's so that Akamai India becomes a true technology company, not just a customer facing BPO company.
    2. Build an effective and implementable career progression plan & job levelling for tenured and performing employees. Not only on paper and pep talk. But really put these to action.
    3. Review HR leadership & team capabilities/skills and weed out folks who are not capable and add no value to company.
    4. Be open, honest and transparent to the employee (tell the facts openly and not hiding things).
    5. Implement systems to hire & retain good quality employees.
    6. Recognize women leaders.
    7. Please include quality leaders in India management, not just heads of different functions
    8. Get rid of political environment.

  2.  

    Challenging and at times frustrating, but overall, a good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Akamai

    Pros

    The people - So many people have been working there for years and years and years. You just don't find that too much anymore. They stay because they love it, and it's good to work with happy people.
    The flexibility to work where you want when you want.
    The industry - These guys have something great and they know it. There is nowhere for the company to go but up.
    Senior Managment is awesome. They know their stuff.

    Cons

    Many middle managers don't share the same qualities as senior management.
    A bit of an "in crowd" mentality type culture.
    The hours can be tough at times, but they are getting better about it.
    The culture is moving from start-up to big company. It can be a bit corporate at times, but if you don't mind that, it won't be a big issue for you.
    Not really a place with set career paths - you have to fight your way up and through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to lose the start-up mentality.
    Keep it up - you guys are doing great.
    You are big enough now to start setting up programs to move your employees around in roles/departments a bit more - try to round out skill sets of individuals - it will benefit all.

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