Akamai

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Entreprise au top et super endroit pour travailler Great company and great place to work

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Current Employee - Ingénieur solutions in Paris (France)
Current Employee - Ingénieur solutions in Paris (France)

I have been working at Akamai full-time

(Translated from English)

Pros

Très grande connaissance du marché internet, partout dans le monde. La plupart des projets en ligne utilisent Akamai :-)

Huge insights in the internet market, anywhere. Most of large online projects are using Akamai :-)

Cons

Rien de particulier, les gens qui n'aiment pas voyager ou parler anglais, passez votre route.

Nothing particular, people that doesn't like to travel or speak english, forget about it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rien de particulier. Pas de commentaire à cet endroit.

Nothing particular. No message here.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smart people, meaningful work

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    Current Employee - Senior Performance Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Performance Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some very smart co-workers, fascinating work, our products make the Internet run. Easy access to upper management. At Akamai, you get to learn about how the Internet work, and about how other companies use the Internet. Awesome work-life balance, and the people here are wonderful - nice people with families. Great diversity here too - there are people with PhD's in physics, math, and computer science, even neurobiology. Not just code monkeys.

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive with Facebook/Google; the company is at an awkward size. We're not a startup, and though we try to recruit the same people who go to Facebook & Google, we don't have the cash to compete with those giants. Documentation on internal technologies can be hard to find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make compensation and perks competitive with the Google's and Facebook's of the world. Spend more on R&D. Foster better cross-team communication, collaboration, and documentation. Build more leadership & career development opportunities in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Akamai used to be a great place to work but not anymore!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Akamai full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big company benefits - good health care, Discounted Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), 401k. Good place to gain broad technology skills (CDN, internet, security, performance, FEO)

    Cons

    Extremely political culture, too many layers of management, poor career advancement opportunities, everyone overworked, no vacation policy (elective)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate silos and encourage more cross-pollination across theaters, remove layers of bureaucracy, empower your employees to take risks and do what's right, empower middle management to actually be able to impact change for the troops, restore a culture where it's ok to have different opinions and encourage healthy debate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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