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One of the best companies I have ever worked in

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Akamai full-time for more than a year

Pros

Intellectually challenging work in a very collaborative environment. Lots of non-trivial problems to be solved, and many opportunities to provide ideas for solving them. Due to its unique business and technology, the learning curve is very steep, but everybody I met was happy to help you learn.

If you want to work and think hard, and you want feel that you are contributing to a great team, then Akamai is one of the best places to be!

Cons

In 2+ years of working at Akamai I could not find even one "con"!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay the course.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Summer Internship

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

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

    Pros

    1- Small teams of 6-13 people
    2- A chance to work on projects that matter
    3- Weekly meetings to present and show progress
    4- People usually have time to answer questions and spend a considerable time to discuss and evaluate your thoughts
    5- Social Events

    Cons

    I don't think of any that are worth listing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    If you are not an Engineer, this is not a place you will be valued

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Akamai full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Kendall Square is a good location
    Office space has been recently remodeled
    There are a lot of bright employees

    Cons

    Very negative culture
    Poor treatment of most employees
    Support functions are not valued or respected
    Few benefits- no cafeteria, parking, child care, etc.
    Employees are expected to work a crushing amount of hours- there is pride in saying that you worked overnight or every single weekend

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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