Akamai

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Akamai full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Fast paced, global, absolutely cutting edge technology. Company is growing like crazy.

Cons

Work/life balance is impossible. Impossible to say "no"; expectation is to just keep layering more work on with no end in site. Immature executives in the VP level, everyone escalates right to the top.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust the middle management/executive team to make the right decisions. Please stop the escalations if you don't like the answer. Tiring and does not embody that we hold people accountable to make the right decisions.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Flexible work options and smart people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lost its greatness?

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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