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Akamai Overview
Cambridge, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (AKAM)
Information Technology
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—fast, reliable, and secure—for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media ... Read more

Mission: Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work:2017 (#25), 2016 (#31), 2013 (#17)

Company Updates

  • Know someone who wants to work in tech? Akamai is supporting a program to help women, veterans, and people from diverse ethnic backgrounds acquire work-ready skills and work with us! Share the link with friends, or sign-up today at

  • Akamai was honored to be named among the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC's) "2017 Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality", and proud to have scored a perfect 100%!

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Akamai – Why Work For Us?


We are Akamai.

We are curious people. Problem solvers. Innovators. Tech wizards. Akamai employees bring a diversity of thought, come from all walks of life, and speak dozens of languages reflecting our global presence.

With locations around the world, we value talented, professional, broadly skilled people who represent the diversity of the human experience—and the best in human ingenuity.

Akamai strives to foster open, inclusive, and representative workplaces where all employees—regardless of individual race, religion, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual identity, disability, or military-veteran status—are welcome, and able to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions.

We are championing efforts to help women succeed in the technology industry, and lead at Akamai. Helping military veterans transition to civilian jobs, and join our ranks. And welcoming people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or any sexual orientation, to join our growing family, and help carry the Tech Superhero flag.

Come help us shape the future of the hyperconnected world. Find jobs that match your skills and apply today. And follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter to keep up with the latest news, events, and career opportunities.

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Akamai makes the Internet business ready. Fast. Reliable. And secure.

If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a Web video or connected to work remotely, you have used Akamai's cloud platform. We ensure the best online experience on any device, anywhere. The world's leading brands trust Akamai to move their business Faster Forward.

Akamai helps businesses connect the hyperconnected, empowering them to transform and reinvent their business online. Our customers are able to embrace trends like mobile and cloud while overcoming the challenges presented by security threats and the need to reach users globally. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7/365 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud.

Cloud: Akamai leverages its vast network—more than 200,000 servers worldwide—to help companies realize the full benefits of cloud computing: Business agility and reduced costs while maintaining control and securing assets.

Mobile: Akamai optimizes mobile sites to reach on-the-go users with an improved experience, enabling greater revenue opportunities for businesses.

Media: Akamai drives the revolution in next generation media, delivering HD quality media—at scale—to multiple devices; enabling businesses to monetize high-value content using superior analytics and rights management.

Security: Akamai delivers robust security against even the most sophisticated attacks without sacrificing performance; providing guaranteed uptime and data protection across the network.

Web developers. Solutions architects. Software engineers. Operations managers. Whatever your expertise, we have open positions. Find jobs that match your skills and apply today. And follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter to keep up with the latest news, events, and career opportunities.

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Bring on your best.

Akamai is building a global, diverse team of optimistic, intelligent, and richly skilled people who are moving the hyperconnected world Faster Forward.

We are dedicated to problem solving through intellectual curiosity and collaboration. With thousands of customers—including leading brands like Apple and The Home Depot—our solutions offer nearly unlimited potential to take-on the grand challenges facing today’s technology leaders and media pioneers.

Akamai is a global company. We aim to conduct business with respect for all people, understanding and building on our cross–cultural competencies to improve how we work together toward common goals. And we strive to foster a work environment in which all employees feel that they can contribute and perform to the best of their abilities.

Are you Akamai?

We need bright, imaginative people like you who bring different backgrounds and perspectives to Akamai to help enrich our dynamic workplace. Find jobs that match your skills and apply today. And follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter to keep up with the latest news, events, and career opportunities.

Benefits (US)

Our benefits reflect Akamai’s commitment to meeting the needs of today’s tech-industry professionals—including flexible health and dental care from your choice of doctors, time off to spend with family and friends, fitness and wellness options, and entertainment.

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Chart your course to success.

With offices around the world, we're always looking for smart, tech-savvy students and recent graduates to join our global team.

At Akamai we never stop learning. That's why graduates of the best colleges and universities choose to start or continue their careers with us.

Apply your degree—whether B.A., B.S., Master's, or PhD—to a challenging job that promises immediate impact on the business, and offers ongoing access to learning and development resources and mentorship to continue acquiring new skills that can help you build a successful career.

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A rewarding place to work.

We strive to foster a work environment where all employees are enabled to work productively, collaborate efficiently, share their knowledge and learn from colleagues, and realize opportunities to achieve their professional goals.

Part of our continued success is the expansive array of benefits we offer that help Akamai stay competitive.

Among the many reasons our employees love working at Akamai:

  • "Unlimited" vacation/time-off policy, paid holidays, and Akamai Anywhere (work-from-home)* options
  • Advanced health insurance—including domestic-partner and same-sex benefits—and employee wellness programs
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Pre-tax 401(k) plan and a Roth 401(k) plan, Health Care Spending Account, Pre-Tax Commuter Benefit, Educational Assistance Plan, an Employee Assistance Program, and more

*For specific qualifying positions

Come help us shape the future of the hyperconnected world. Find jobs that match your skills and apply today. And follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter to keep up with the latest news, events, and career opportunities.

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Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, military veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or other protected-group status.

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    I worked at Akamai (Less than a year)


    Good working environment
    Good salary
    Good incentives


    Not for people who are interested in doing some coding or scripting

    Advice to Management

    Allow freshers to grow

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Akamai Interviews



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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Akamai.


    First the HR connected with me via email to set up a technical skype interview with 2 senior engineers and the hiring manager. The skype interview was scheduled 1 week later. It was 1.5 hour long interview. First one hour was with 2 senior engineers.It was very rigorous and I feel I managed it quite well. About 20 questions based on DNS, HTTP, Routing protocols, Linked lists, Content delivery networking,Python scripting. The concluding half hour was with the hiring manager and it was more of a behavioral interview. The overall interview experience was good. However, the company never got back with the result and no feedback at all. Very unprofessional. The HR did not bother to send a reject e mail. After several e mails of following up about the status, the HR informed that they hired someone else. Wrote a feedback mail to the hiring manager and the two senior engineers who interviewed me. No response. Dissatisfied with this approach.
    Interview was good but the manner in which I had to struggle to get the response was annoying. So I am rating it as a negative experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Some of the questions that I remember are :-

      Explain Content delivery networking.
      How to insert a node at the beginning of a linked list.
      Explain HTTP headers
      Some python regex questions  
      Answer Question
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Akamai Awards & Accolades

  • Perfect 100 - Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2017
  • Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Large Companies, Glassdoor, 2017
  • Boston Globe's Top Places to Work 2016, The Boston Globe, 2016
  • 2016 Best Places to Work in IT, IDG® Computerworld®, 2016
  • Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Large Companies, Glassdoor, 2016
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