Akamai

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Owned and operated by the J team

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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

Its a job.
Depending on which department you are in you can get away with working part time for full time salary.
If you are in the chosen departments money flows like water.
Good benefits and a good work/life balance.

Cons

Layoffs(doubled some peoples workload) even when the company has record profits, record revenues, and record amount of customers.
No salary increases even when the company has record profits, record revenues, and record amount of customers.
The J team clearly runs the company with short term financial goals in mind.
An extreme lack of communication between groups, employees and management.
Per usual with most companies a few torch bearers push/pull the rest along.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employees are the strength of the company as with most companies, actually listen to them, that would be nice. You need to capitalize on the entrepreneur within the employees. Why for heaven's sake would you not have salary increases for the good employees? Seriously, I have worked nights, weekends, etc.. everything you would expect to be rewarded for, but I am told to be thankful I have a job without a salary increase, way to go, now I no longer put the extra effort in and instead I use that effort to find another job. "get the wrong people off the bus"... how about getting the peple who brought the wrong people in off the bus?

No opinion of CEO

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    Decent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Akamai

    Pros

    Smart and very talented set of people
    Close to MIT campus, Easy to get into the academia vibration
    Pay is decent

    Cons

    Office space is cluttered.
    Technical Support service is very slow .
    Feels like a typical 8 to 5 desk job for a developer position (but extends well into nights ... at times)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good effort. Add more social techie events to mix work and relax instead of work , work ....work.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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