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akamai, interesting work for less pay.

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Akamai

Pros

Very smart peopl. Very complex problems. New exciting technology. Lots of customer feedback and interaction

Cons

akamai is very stingy about compensation.They say that they are less competitive on salary and more competitive on bonuses but it seems they are not competitive in either case.

 akamai has very isolated groups and each of them are very high performance. I have seen extremely less interaction among groups.
Groups/teams themselves are very less collaborative and thrive on individual performers. If you are someone who thrives on group effort this is not a place for you. You need to be solely competent who can work in a very fast paced environment and needs to be able to perform.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

increase compensation

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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    Best Company to work for in terms of work culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Networks Group bangalore  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Networks Group bangalore in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Great work culture
    Open door policy
    Flexibility
    Support for career advancement and learning
    Lot of growth opportunities
    Great office settings

    Cons

    Salary not the best in industry. Akamai tries to provide great benefits to the employees but the salary offered does not match with the other good players in the market. So there is always a temptation to leave but the work culture and other things are pulling employees back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Akamai is one of the best company to work for and if you could consider taking the salary standards to match or be close with the good companies in the market, no one would like to leave Akamai

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Excellent company with a lot of politics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Akamai

    Pros

    Technology, Market vision, people, company origin and fundamentals, access to people, international

    Cons

    There are quite a lot of politics going on and they influence a lot your career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the work of people that gives everything for the company

    Approves of CEO
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