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Innovation returned after several years of status quo

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Akamai is in a better position than ever to tackle some very interesting and challenging problems in the next few years. There is a renewed sense of innovation in the Engineering organization and hiring has significantly increased and improved in quality recently compared to several years ago.

Cons

Akamai has yet to get to an enterprise level of business & technical process which is relatively unusual for a company of this age. This goes both ways but is mostly negative. It certainly makes ramp up time for new employees longer than typical and can be an unnecessary drag on existing employees.

Advice to Management

Invest in on-boarding new employees, particularly in the engineering disciplines. More technical and management training for all.

Other Employee Reviews for Akamai

  1. My fast paced career at Akamai has given me insight into the cutting edge technology that makes the Internet work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits. There are new, fun projects every day, and no two days are the same. It is extremely satisfying to work on projects that reach millions of people every day.

    Cons

    There is so much work to be done that it's hard to fit it all into normal business hours.


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    Akamai is a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (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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