Akamai
4.0 of 5 251 reviews
www.akamai.com Cambridge, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

251 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

Akamai is a great place to work

Systems Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Mateo, CA

ProsThis review pertains to my experience in engineering working with folks in Cambridge, MA and San Mateo, CA.

Akamai is a great place to work for engineers who are passionate about distributed systems and network security.

1. Work along side some of the best minds you will ever work with in your career. Beyond all benefits and perks, this is the single best reason to be at Akamai.

2. Terrific opportunity to grow and make an impact at all levels.

3. The original DNA of the company that was set by the founders from MIT is alive and well. There is a culture of innovation.

4. Use the latest technologies (including open source) - skills picked up here are applicable across the industry. This is important as you don't want to be an expert on proprietary stuff no one outside cares about.

5. Managers are very technical and do a great job of managing a skilled set of engineers.

6. IT department doesn't come in the way. Just walk in and pick up whatever equipment you need and get on with your job.

7. Unlimited vacation policy.

ConsThere will always be things to complain about. No company is perfect.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    It Project Manager

    IT Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

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


    Pros: Cambridge, MA location, Nice facilities (8CC), Competitive Pay and Benefits,… Cons: Can be tough climbing the ladder Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    One of the best companies I have ever worked in

    Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    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… Cons: In 2+ years of working at Akamai I could not… Advice to Senior Management: Stay the course. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
There are newer reviews on Akamai.

Worked for Akamai? Contribute to the Community!

Akamai – Why Work for Us?

At Akamai, "Faster Forward" is how we approach everything we do, every challenge we undertake, each problem we tackle. Most of all, it's how we approach our careers, and our culture. Founded in the lecture halls and… Full Overview

Provided by employer [?]

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Akamai reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Akamai CEO Tom Leighton. All reviews posted anonymously by Akamai employees.