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Helpful (1)

It has been fun learning here

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Bangalore (India)
Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Bangalore (India)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Lots of space to learn and gain knowledge on new technology. great employee benefits.people are the best in the tech world. abreast of the latest technology. more space for the sales guys as well.

Cons

Hierarchical influence. Takes time to identify and appreciate the right talent. Focus on individual career growth lacks. best for people who drive their destiny.

Advice to Management

more proactve steps in identifying and honoring the right talents.

Other Employee Reviews for Akamai

  1. Akamai is a dream if you are excited about the internet!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to shape the internet, peers, management, executive team, culture, a lot more....

    Cons

    Personality driven culture can some time lead to illogical arbitrary decisions, management team has their favorites, if you are not one, you need a lot of talent or good luck to overcome

    Advice to Management

    Avoid favoritism and take decisions only backed by data, there are sycophants around you who can blind you!


  2. Helpful (4)

    Solid opportunities if you can deal with the stress

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is still a brand name that others respect, stable work environment, decent amount of time off if you can take it, relatively good health plans, work is often interesting and engaging

    Cons

    Pressure-cooker environment, toxic internal politics, no true vacations (expect to be available 24/7/365), constant downward cost pressure creates a constantly increasing workload, poor documentation of proprietary systems despite their age, 'family/personal-life friendly' atmosphere does not extend uniformly to all departments, pay trends toward lower range of the spectrum unless you leave and come back

    Advice to Management

    Try to remember that more departments exist than sales and that the kool-aid parties that work for customers don't fool the rank and file. Stop running it like a start-up!


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