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Strong market potential, Great people to work with

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Akamai

Pros

Smart and Professional People, Very innovative products and technology.

Cons

The company went through a roller-coaster ride after the 2001 downturn, with lay-offs and re-orienting the company in a new direction. This was a period of chaos, uncertainty and frustration for most of the employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None, they are doing a great job!

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    akamai, interesting work for less pay.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Akamai

    Pros

    Very smart peopl. Very complex problems. New exciting technology. Lots of customer feedback and interaction

    Cons

    akamai is very stingy about compensation.They say that they are less competitive on salary and more competitive on bonuses but it seems they are not competitive in either case.

     akamai has very isolated groups and each of them are very high performance. I have seen extremely less interaction among groups.
    Groups/teams themselves are very less collaborative and thrive on individual performers. If you are someone who thrives on group effort this is not a place for you. You need to be solely competent who can work in a very fast paced environment and needs to be able to perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Best Company to work for in terms of work culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Networks Group bangalore  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Networks Group bangalore in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work culture
    Open door policy
    Flexibility
    Support for career advancement and learning
    Lot of growth opportunities
    Great office settings

    Cons

    Salary not the best in industry. Akamai tries to provide great benefits to the employees but the salary offered does not match with the other good players in the market. So there is always a temptation to leave but the work culture and other things are pulling employees back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Akamai is one of the best company to work for and if you could consider taking the salary standards to match or be close with the good companies in the market, no one would like to leave Akamai

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