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  • "And work life balance is good.(in 220 reviews)
  • "some great people to work with..while most seem to have no problem stabbing people in the back or throwing people under the bus.(in 216 reviews)
  • "good benefit and lots of resources(in 172 reviews)
  • "Great work culture and people(in 116 reviews)
  • "Great culture of intellectual honesty and collaboration.(in 101 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years
    Featured Review

    Great culture, challenging and stimulating environment

    Sep 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Kraków
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Akamai is a great company to work for. Its culture is based on talent and merit. An employee is generally given all the tools they need to succeed and the rest depends on their hunger and motivation. Work-Life balance and employee well-being are among the pillars of Akamai culture.

    Cons

    Honestly, can't find any cons.

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Fantastic Culture

    May 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Hard to find an employer with a better work culture.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee

    nice

    May 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    nice place to start a career

    Cons

    continuously lay off every year

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good benefits, lack of career growth

    May 19, 2022 - Technical Program Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits Management Work-life balance Changing workload- not boring

    Cons

    Lack of diversity (women / bipoc) Leadership steering Employee morale

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to work

    May 2, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits and culture. Lots of flexibility

    Cons

    Management doesn’t really know how to manage projects, which can lead to a lot of churn

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place to work

    May 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    great people, flexibility, good office atmosphere, good career opportunities

    Cons

    us-centric, leaders didn't always understand other (remote) site's pains

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  7. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    fairly undemanding, but dysfunctional, technical debt is high and always on the rise

    May 13, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - I can get away with playing video games during the workday and working really slowly on my tickets - I can take time off whenever I want, ish - Good benefits - Mature company

    Cons

    - Technical debt - Nobody with the ability to hire staff or allocate budget to addressing technical debt is really doing that - Horrifying lack of reasonable quality assurance (as in, key systems do not have unit tests) - QA staff as a whole have no idea what they are doing and are stuck in the year 2000 at the latest. Most testing is done manually and by the seat of one's pants, console-cowboy style. - Service incidents caused by aforementioned techincal debt and lack of quality assurance have prompted the company, not to address technical debt of prioritize improving the pre-release QA process, but to instead create a tight chokehold on teams' ability to release new software at all (including bug fixes for issues which couldn't be caught in those whacky pre-prod half-baked testing setups which are in danger of causing new service incidents!) - People who complain about this stuff are not challenged on the validity of their frustrations, but also nothing happens to materially improve the situation

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    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Culture and Benefits

    Apr 28, 2022 - Director in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The people at Akamai were great. It had a start up feel even though it has been in business for over 20 years.

    Cons

    Significant layoffs every year, though severance packages are generous.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    work

    May 10, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    ultimate flexibility, access to exciting work, employee centric benefits, global mindset

    Cons

    lack of systems and interconnectivity for those in place; need more predictive analytics

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

    May 6, 2022 - Senior Program Manager, Technology in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Kind, good coworkers who are hard working, thoughtful, and genuinely trying to make the world better and more secure.

    Cons

    A vast number of Senior and middle management changes including the departure of many beloved leaders that are making the company "ordinary" and average with a side of toxic new management trying to speak down instead of steering and clearing roadblocks while listening to the people who want to help. There is a huge culture shift happening.

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    1 person found this review helpful
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Akamai Reviews FAQs

Akamai has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on over 2,396 reviews left anonymously by employees. 92% of employees would recommend working at Akamai to a friend and 88% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Akamai employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Akamai. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

92% of Akamai employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Akamai 4.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.5 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Akamai to be culture, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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