Akamai

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The biggest Internet company you've never heard of.

Engagement Manager (Current Employee) San Mateo, CA

ProsRapid growth. Akamai essentially owns the scalable Internet. As the world comes online, Akamai's fortunes and your career opportunities rise with it.

ConsThe value-add services are interesting, but Akamai's bread and butter is acceleration and CDN. For most techies, the problems you solve at Akamai (make a website or video faster and scale against DDoS) are not particularly satisfying.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My journey at Akamai

    Senior QA Engineer (Current Employee) San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Traditional caching technology mixed with some new cutting edge technologies… Cons: depends on the product you work on Advice to Senior Management: nothing. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Running on heavy, stale fuel

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

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


    Pros: Good compensation and, if adept at organizational politics, you don't… Cons: High technology? This is a company which is a founder in a founder-dominated ecosystem, ruthless at eliminating challenges to its dominance. The game is, sell… Advice to Senior Management: You have a dissonance with reality. The "great future" advertised to employees is based upon little investment in R&D and new ideas and, rather, upon… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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