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Great company, great people

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Akamai

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

On top of the CDN industry, its an amazing perspective of the Internet and the future of technology. Lots of smart, motivated, competent and highly respectable individuals to work with.

Cons

As the company grew past the startup culture, and the additional layers of middle management and restructuring took place, much of what made the company an exciting place to work gave way to additional politics and bureaucracy. Much of the operations can be greatly improved with some of the well known industry standards and real project management methodologies.

Advice to Management

Consider changing internal operations teams to internal consulting organizations that assign costs other organizations put on operations in terms of time, use of capEX and other overhead.

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  1. Decent company in an economic downturn

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

    I have been working at Akamai

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very cool technology that is easy to get excited about.

    Cons

    disorganization between different divisions of the company
    compensation and performance reviews are scarce

    Advice to Management

    incentive plans should be based on the expectations of the job - not a one size fits all


  2. Great company, but must innovate more or perish!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Architect in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Akamai

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots 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.

    Cons

    Not 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 Management

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


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