Akamai

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Decent company in an economic downturn

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Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Akamai

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Great company, but must innovate more or perish!

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    Former Employee - Architect in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Architect in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Akamai

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
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    A great yin and yang

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in 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 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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