Akamai
4.0 of 5 248 reviews
www.akamai.com Cambridge, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Good place to work

Software QA Engineer (Current Employee)

Pros1. 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.

Cons1. 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 Senior ManagementHire good talent at all levels, not just at the top-level.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Akamai is a solid place to work

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    Pros: Opportunity for advancement and to have an impact in the… Cons: Can be hard to break into cliques of long time / pre-ipo employees. … Advice to Senior Management: More communication on strategic direction to employees Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great company, great people

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    Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Akamai


    Pros: On top of the CDN industry, its an amazing perspective of the Internet and the… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Consider changing internal operations teams to internal consulting organizations that assign costs other… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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