Akamai

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Ok

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

I have been working at Akamai

Pros

great stock options and RSU plan. Good flexiblity for work/home balance. smart people. interesting and chalenging work. Community responsibility is cool too.

Cons

lack of career development plans for anyone mid stage in your career. communication from senior executives leaves a lot to be desired.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More communication to staff, more visiblity into decision making. More career path - more opportunities, less politics. Bring back bagel day.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Developer

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    Former Employee - Developer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Developer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Akamai

    Pros

    Great place to work, quality perks, and intellectual freedom to collaborate with some of the best developers in the industry.

    Cons

    The ramp up time is massive for a new developer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Akamai has a solid plan for the future and knows exactly where the industry is headed.

    Recommends
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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Excellent talent, great people, no room to move ahead

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Akamai

    Pros

    Akamai is a great company to work for in terms of talent and the kind of work they do. The colleagues you will work with and extremely bright, talented and motivated. You will be exposed to a lot of different areas in the Internet world and there's a lot to learn. Most groups are open and you can always just go walk to someone and ask about their product.

    Cons

    Career development is almost non existent. Moving between different levels of engineering doesn't really matter much. There's still a lot of old guard in the company and it's not easy to compete against them in terms of promotions (which in a way is good). A lot has changed in the recent years with a number of acquisitions and the company is no longer as tight knit as before.

    Benefits are nothing to write home about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No idea. I'm bad at advice!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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