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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 for 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

Other Reviews for Akamai

  1.  

    Excellent, open-minded company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Treats its employees like adults. You are allowed to color outside the lines, as long as you know what you're doing and have a goal. Interesting tech problems to solve. Management is not just focused on next-quarter results. If you are a high performer, you will be financially rewarded for it.

    Cons

    Because Akamai is a flat-ish company, moving up in the corporate structure is not easy. There is much to learn, and not necessarily in a structured way so you have to be able to synthesize information quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Flexible work options and smart people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for 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
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