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The resources exist to make us a well-oiled machine, however middle management can't seem to make the pieces fit (yet).

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Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer  in  Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Good pay/benefits
Knowledge exposure is incredible and is easily transferable elsewhere
flexible work-from-home programs available
Hard work easily translates into recognition

Cons

AWFUL work/life balance
Goals and visions differ greatly between departments
Bringing new employees up to speed on technologies is painfully slow
finger-pointing culture becoming prevalent in services/support
product engineering is sometimes misaligned with customer needs and asks

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have ALL departments within the org to put the customer first instead of their own interests

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

271 Other Employee Reviews for Akamai (View Most Recent)

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    Grown up company over the past decade, market leader in its space, work with smart and driven individuals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Solid engineers with a serious operational outlook.

    Cons

    A large company with multiple engineering offices across the globe, can sometimes be a challenge with distributed teams or reporting structure.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    it was awesome, joyful working atmosphere, interesting research problems.

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    Former Employee - Research Intern  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Akamai as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    network giant that has huge amount of data, lots of interesting research problems, ideal workplace for data miner; nice location, convenient public transportation;

    Cons

    probably separates the engineering persons with the marketing guys in workplace cuz sometimes it becomes so loud that it is hard to focus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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