Compare Waters vs Akamai BETA

See how Akamai vs. Waters compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 350 reviews)
3.9
(based on 1336 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.5
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
4.1
Work-life balance
3.8
4.0
Senior Management
3.5
3.4
Culture & Values
3.9
4.0
CEO Approval
Waters Ceo Christopher O'Connell
91%Christopher O'Connell
Akamai Ceo Tom Leighton
90%Tom Leighton
% Recommend to a friend
84%
81%
Positive Business Outlook
65%
68%

Salaries

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What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 28 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 18 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 186 reviews)
"Work culture"(in 111 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 10 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 8 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 50 reviews)
"No cons"(in 38 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Contractor - Contractor

I have been working at Waters

Pros

work/life balance, systems are in place, culture is supportive and focused on development, really a great place to work and everyone here stays FOREVER. There are many people you bump into that have... been with the company 10, 15, 20+ years regularly.

Cons

None I can say. The location can be a little rough, but there is a lot of flexibility with time and work from home

Current Contractor - Python

I have been working at Akamai for less than a year

Pros

Diversity isn't a buzzword. The percentage of non-white CIS gendered male engineers is higher than any place I've worked. Different perspectives are valued. A good mix of consensus and... decisiveness Haven't found any jerks. Smart helpful people.

Cons

Some technology is ancient. Sometimes this makes no difference (bugzilla is about as good as jira ) Sometimes it is a hassle (p4 is unpleasant compared to git ) In some areas this might hurt the... company. Parts of Linux that weren't great 15 years ago got replaced with custom solutions. Now Linux handles this stuff well and the custom solutions are a bit hard to maintain.

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