Akamai

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Akamai is a solid place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

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 ManagementAdvice

More communication on strategic direction to employees

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Akamai

  1.  

    Decent company in an economic downturn

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

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, great people

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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