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Akamai is a great place to work

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Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer  in  San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than a year

Pros

This 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.

Cons

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

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in 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, Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Can be tough climbing the ladder

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    One of the best companies I have ever worked in

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

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    Positive Outlook
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