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After a decade, I still love this company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Lots of smart people to work with and the job is very interesting.
You get a chance to change the world everyday by helping Akamai's customers with new project (almost every cool Internet service out there uses them like top social sites, all big news sites, media sites, etc).
Lots of internal chances to grow (if you are good).
Good health benefits, lots of funded culture clubs to choose from (like fishing, surfing, scuba diving, chess, coffee, biking, beer, etc.), free drinks and food (varies from office to office).
Over the years I got approached by most of Akamai's competitors and interviewed with some of them to see which benefits and salary they offer, and I am happy to say that none of them pays as well or offers comparable benefits.

Cons

Hard to think of cons... Well the Akamai provided coffee in San Mateo sucks (some people have brought their own espresso machines though). Other Akamai offices I visited have cool espresso machines, so I guess this is just in San Mateo.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep innovating and ensure good people are happy as there is a lot of opportunities out there right now

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Akamai

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Akamai will stay in business for long

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager

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

    Pros

    - great technologies to work with
    - workplace with smart people which keeps a healthy competition

    Cons

    - work life balance is not that great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work when settled

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tools Developer  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Tools Developer in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Akamai as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, intelligent co-workers. great office location

    Cons

    Average culture, Needs more company-wide events, Average Perks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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