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Akamai Overview

Cambridge, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (AKAM)
IT Services
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Akamai is your competitive edge for digital transformation.
The edge — it’s the next frontier of digital transformation. It’s where users connect, where digital life is experienced, where clouds, devices and vast streams of data come ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to make digital experiences fast, intelligent, and secure.

Glassdoor Awards

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

Company Updates

  • Are you a visionary leader eager to impact Akamai’s compensation programs? We are seeking a Director of Broad Based Compensation; someone with experience to scale up a $2.7 bil company that plans to double its revenue by 2020. Intrigued? Discover this role:

  • Influential, self-motivated, communicative, and passionate about benefits. Sound like you? Akamai is hiring a Director of Global Benefits to manage our programs in 20+ countries; a tech expert thirsty to build and maintain relationships. Explore this role

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Akamai – Why Work With Us?


We are Akamai.

Akamai is growing and evolving, with locations all around the world. We’re curious people. Optimistic. Intelligent. Innovators. Akamai employees bring diversity of thought, come from all walks of life, and speak dozens of languages reflecting our global presence.

We lead, learn, and support one another, creating an atmosphere of digital collaboration. Our collaboration results in solutions that enable our customers to transform entertainment, business, and life in ways that we have yet to even imagine. We are Akamai. We are shaping digital life today.

Our people are a constant source of knowledge and expertise; we strive to foster workplaces that are inclusive and representative, where all employees- regardless of individual race, religion, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual identity, disability, or military-veteran status—are wholly welcome. We are proud to create opportunities, enabling talent from all backgrounds to pursue a career in tech. And we are committed to this through our social outreach programs and employee resource groups, career development programs, trainings, and other initiatives.

The investment in our people has been noticed, as we’ve received awards and recognition in the Corporate Equality Index, Best Employers for Diversity, Great Places to Work, Top 100 Internships and more.


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Akamai develops solutions to make digital experiences fast, intelligent, and secure.

We are the people at the heart of the internet. We collaborate to create, facilitating the emergence of new ideas, embracing different perspectives and new technologies.  We are inspired by each other’s knowledge, trust in each other’s capabilities and thrive in a culture of freedom, autonomy and mutual respect. Together, our work results in solutions that enable our customers to transform entertainment, business, and life in ways that we have yet to even imagine.


Our globally distributed intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile, cloud-agnostic solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service and 24/7/365 monitoring.

At Akamai, we see a world of unimagined potential, all enabled through the unique power of the Akamai Edge. It’s this power that creates the agility our customers need to accelerate and secure their multi-cloud world — and own their digital future.


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Are You Akamai?

Akamai is building a global, diverse team of optimistic, intelligent, and richly skilled people who are looking to power the next era in digital transformation.

We are dedicated to problem-solving through intellectual curiosity and collaboration. With thousands of customers, including top Fortune 100 companies, 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.


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.


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.

COVID-19 Information – Akamai’s Commitment to Employees

The global COVID-19 pandemic is transforming our lives in many ways. Across the world, enterprises have moved to remote working and many people have found their working lives - and work itself - significantly changed. At the same time, many of us are almost entirely dependent on the Internet for critical information, commerce, entertainment — and to connect with one another. Our commitment to help our customers protect and deliver their digital businesses is stronger than ever. Most important of all, the health, safety and well-being of others is our priority – including our employees, customers, contractors, suppliers, and the communities in which we operate. As a result, we continue to seek global talent with inspiring, innovative and collaborative minds. We have shifted our approach to hiring and are conducting virtual interviews, as well as on-boarding new colleagues remotely.

A rewarding place to work.

Akamai is committed to bringing the very best experiences to our global employee network. We strive to make Akamai one of the best places to work in our industry, in every city. This means aligning each and every person with the next generation of tools, platforms, support and benefits that enable each person to focus on doing their very best, at Akamai and in every facet of their life. Our employees invest so much time, energy, and creativity in  our customers, our services, our products, and each other to ensure Akamai’s success. We are equally committed to investing in their success. 

Our efforts go beyond our standard benefits to stay competitive in the market, they include robust career development programs and opportunities such as our Rotation Program, sense of purpose through giving back to our communities, internal and external training, Employee Resource Groups, emerging talent rotational programs, making an impact through our inclusive and collaborative work environment.

For more details about our competitive benefits, see our online brochure. 


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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.



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 for Internship and Co-Op programs as well as full-time positions.

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.

Akamai Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Great company. Great people. Great benefits"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 5 years)


    People, pay, benefits, culture, flexibility


    complexity on understanding the various products

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Akamai Photos

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Akamai photo of: CEO Tom Leighton
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Akamai Interviews



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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (1)  

    Software Development Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Akamai (Boston, MA) in June 2019.


    Initial 30 minute phone interview with the hiring manager followed by a 1 hr video interview a week later. Then I was invited to interview onsite. 3 rounds of interview . Whole Process took 3 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Leetcode Medium level questions.   1 Answer
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Akamai Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Global Tech Leader, Thompson Reuters, 2018
  • Perfect 100 - Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign, 2018
  • Americas Most Just Companies, Forbes, 2017
  • 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
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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