Compare IBM vs Akamai BETA

See how working at IBM vs. Akamai compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at IBM vs. Akamai. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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IBM

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Akamai

Employee Ratings

  • Akamai scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 68089 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 1857 reviews)
Akamai employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Akamai employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.9 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
4.4
Akamai employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.9
Akamai employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
4.4
Akamai employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
IBM Ceo Arvind Krishna
87%
87%Arvind Krishna
CEO Approval
Akamai Ceo Tom Leighton
98%
98%Tom Leighton
Akamai employees rated their CEO Approval 11% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
79%
% Recommend to a friend
92%
Akamai employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 13% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
59%
Positive Business Outlook
86%
Akamai employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 27% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.

Salaries

IBM has 67,264 more total submitted salaries than Akamai.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer2212 Salaries
$107,019/yr
IT Specialist998 Salaries
$91,388/yr
Project Manager967 Salaries
$109,101/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Software Engineer144 Salaries
$150,172/yr
Technical Support Engineer41 Salaries
$93,066/yr
Technical Project Manager46 Salaries
$114,681/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Good work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at IBM.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Akamai.
  • "Low salary" was the most mentioned Con at IBM.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Akamai.
Pros
Pros
"Good work environment"(in 2650 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 2536 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 238 reviews)
"Work culture"(in 124 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low salary"(in 786 reviews)
"Salary hike"(in 708 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 59 reviews)
"Middle management"(in 28 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist

I have been working at IBM full-time

Pros

Good work life balance for employees

Cons

Nothing as such internal project movement should be easier

Current Employee - Security Consultant

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

Pros

Only expected to work 40 hours a week, promotion requirements outlined, company holidays, you can actually use unlimited paid time off. Flexible work from home.

Cons

Possible to be overloaded with customer accounts. The recent restructuring of the company was due to everyone working from home, which seemed necessary given the pandemic.

Advice to Management

Scale-up Security Services, hire more Security Consultants to divide the workload.

Job Postings

IBM has 15,483 more recently posted open jobs than Akamai.