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Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer  in  San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in 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 to deliver the needs of Internet.

Cons

depends on the product you work on

Advice to ManagementAdvice

nothing.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Running on heavy, stale fuel

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in 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 need to work hard or smart.

    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 from reputation, touting benefits which cannot be objectively measured, at high prices, and then deliver as little as possible, using QoS measures which are not objective, and, in a pinch, just give refunds. HR has been inconsistently automated and outsourced. There is a strong "old boys network". The gender imbalance is shocked compared to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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 marketing savvy and slogans. How is your responsibility to shareholders balanced against high senior executive compensation? Why do you find new employees difficult to attract and retain? It's not about compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very convenient

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Work from home
    Good benefits
    Smart people
    Interesting projects
    Akamai anywhere (work from home program)

    Cons

    Politics
    No clear career path
    Negative people might stab you in the back
    Lousy sales team takes credit and throws you under the bus for any mistake

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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