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Akamai Overview

Cambridge, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (AKAM)
IT Services
$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)

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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 @Akamaicareers 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 @Akamaicareers 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 @Akamaicareers 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 @Akamaicareers 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.

Akamai Reviews

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Former Employee in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Akamai full-time (More than 5 years)


    Smart people and Great benefits


    Work Life Balance could be better

    Advice to Management

    Lacks Leadership and Strategical outlook

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Akamai Interviews



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    Performance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
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    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Akamai (Cambridge, MA) in September 2010.


    The standard tech-company interview (I've had a lot of these over the years, and conducted many of them myself at former employers). First a recruiter talks with you on the phone to confirm that you're human. Then there's a first round of technical questions; in my case these were Unix-, networking-, and systems-focused. In person, they ask you some standard Unix questions, and there's some coding on the board. Maybe there are one or two questions that are real curveballs and require some real digging to answer them, but Akamai's interview questions are not nearly the hardest I've ever been given. The hardest I've ever been given were from Google, where they continually escalate the difficulty of the questions to test your limits.

    Akamai's interviewers were good, but sort of middle-manager-y. I didn't get the sense that the group I was speaking with felt as though they were the élites.

    Interview Questions

    • Why might you use SMTP to get large (multi-gig) line-oriented text-based logs from one machine to another?   2 Answers


    I had very little room to negotiate. They offered me a number, I asked for [that number] + $5,000 (or maybe $10,000; I forget); they said no; and I accepted the initial offer. Note that the initial offer was $20,000 more than any other company has ever paid me, so it was a terrific initial offer.

    They kept asking me, as all companies do, to tell them how much I'd made at previous employers, and I never told them. I have to imagine that, had I told them what I had made previously, they never would have given me the raise that they did.

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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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