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Helpful (2)

Akamai is a solid place to work

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

Pros

Opportunity for advancement and to have an impact in the company.

Cons

Can be hard to break into cliques of long time / pre-ipo employees. Inadequate job training for new hires - it can be a highly sink-or-swim environment.

Advice to Management

More communication on strategic direction to employees

Other Employee Reviews for Akamai

  1. Helpful (2)

    Great company, great people

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


  2. 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
    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


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