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Good place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software QA Engineer
Current Employee - Software QA Engineer

I have been working at Akamai

Pros

1. A good technology company with prospects for future growth.
2. I have seen considerable growth in the past few years.
3. Benefits package has improved quite a bit in the past few years.
4. Decent work-life balance, except during production issues.
5. Strong top-level management, and talent pool.

Cons

1. The stock price has taken a beating, but I hope it will recover when the market rebounds.
2. Work-from-home is discouraged a bit. This may not apply to all the groups though.
3. Fast-paced environment and limited opportunities for training and learning new skills outside the group.
4. As for any service company, production issues need at most attention, and can be demanding.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire good talent at all levels, not just at the top-level.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Akamai is a solid place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Akamai

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement and to have an impact in the company.

    Cons

    Can be hard to break into cliques of long time / pre-ipo employees. Inadequate job training for new hires - it can be a highly sink-or-swim environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication on strategic direction to employees

    Recommends
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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Akamai

    Pros

    On top of the CDN industry, its an amazing perspective of the Internet and the future of technology. Lots of smart, motivated, competent and highly respectable individuals to work with.

    Cons

    As the company grew past the startup culture, and the additional layers of middle management and restructuring took place, much of what made the company an exciting place to work gave way to additional politics and bureaucracy. Much of the operations can be greatly improved with some of the well known industry standards and real project management methodologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider changing internal operations teams to internal consulting organizations that assign costs other organizations put on operations in terms of time, use of capEX and other overhead.

    Recommends
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