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Flexible work options and smart people

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Work from home (Akamai Anywhere) Time off program (no set number of vacation days, just get it approved by your manager) Overall a smart work force with interesting projects Pretty good benefits

Cons

Career path is not always clear Generally they'll pay you as little as you can, need to be aggressive about pay bumps. Benefits are alright, but some other high tech companies in the area are definitely better

Other Employee Reviews for Akamai

  1. Helpful (4)

    Lost its greatness?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Used to have very competitive and smart people.

    Cons

    Unfortunately almost all the smart folks have left for better opportunities. This place now is run by managers who don't understand technology - worst they don't care about technology. More that half the effort is now expended to keep things running (vs. building new things). If you are planning to be a manager, do it by all means. If you plan to be a developer, you've been warned.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Started well, ended poorly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, nice office space, flexibility (i.e. working from home)

    Cons

    no perks, stingy pay scale, upper management loaded with failed cast offs from larger companies who are turning akamai into another bloated tech company.

    Advice to Management

    stay innovative and reward the engineers appropriately. stop hiring senior management from dying large companies.


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