Akamai
4.0 of 5 251 reviews
www.akamai.com Cambridge, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Great company, but must innovate more or perish!

Architect (Former Employee)
San Mateo, CA

ProsLots of smart people from MIT and other great places; a very unique product; a clear market leader; a great customer base - you provide a valuable service for most of the major web sites.

ConsNot that much innovation going on at the moment. Akamai is largely selling whatever was developed years ago. If you are not in the main Cambridge office, it is hard to get things done. Some good people have left for this reason.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore innovation. More empowerment for remote offices. Don't run the company like it is IBM - run it as it used to be run.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great yin and yang

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Akamai


    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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Pay more attention to internal investment. Communicate more. … Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Akamai- still love it after 3 years

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Akamai


    Pros: Great product, good people, good opp. It's fun to work for a market leader, and it's not just the… 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… Advice to Senior Management: You need to over-communicate to the staff- what's been going… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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