Akamai

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4 people found this helpful  

Interesting challenges, but not all its cracked up to be

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Akamai full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Interesting areas to work like CDN, Cloud, Security.

Cons

Not a big fan of their corporate policy which they invoke at will if they want to get rid of you. Lawyer will shove you out the door, and not let you explain anything. Also the ability to move up is limited, ability to work on private projects is a rare commodity. Their corporate spirit is contrived, pretending to have a start up mentality. Acquisition of companies are sometimes not wise.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company with some really smart people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Smart people, excellent compensation packages, flexible work hours and locations, competent management that know what they are doing, and how to grow the company, lots of career growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Product development moves slow. Product groups operate in silos, and should be forced to work together. Process to define sales quotas needs to be reviewed/fixed. Pricing and product structure needs an overhaul. Not all offices are the same (The SF office is WAY nicer than some of the others, like NYC).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pointed in the right direction, so keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Akamai full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, good strategy, hard driving.

    Cons

    Work life balance is off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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