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Akamai Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  • work life balance can suffer at times (in 37 reviews)

  • Middle management is lacking experience (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Platform operations engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NOC Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - NOC Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Good salary
    Good incentives

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Allow freshers to grow


  2. "Program Manager II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, Profit Sharing, Culture

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  3. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work.
    Good compensation / benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.


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  5. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonder company, with great ethics and values. They value their employees. The company is ambitious and exciting to work for.

    Cons

    Can't think of any


  6. "Technical Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with great products

    Cons

    Middle management is lacking experience


  7. "Recruiting Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Talent Acquisition in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Manager Talent Acquisition in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart people. New challenges daily. Great benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Environment can be stressful if you are not organized.


  8. "Business Systems Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, very dynamic environment, fast growing and developing in the field of technology and IT engineering, a lot of talented people, self-starter approach, minimum supervision (no macro management), great internship programs

    Cons

    At times, difficulty to get hold of people or complete tasks that depend on others; lack of standardization when it comes to internally used tools

    Advice to Management

    Standardize processes and communication methods; otherwise, no particular advice, Akamai was a great environment to work at.


  9. "Good company with great promise"

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    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leadership is great. Despite having some glitches in senior leadership in recent past, CEO stuck to company and is reasonably successful in maintaining company culture. As an engineer, I was given opportunity to pursue any things beyond my regular job and my team supported it.

    Cons

    Middle management in certain teams take long time to act and there is a feeling that anything that works can work without looking for future improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Stock price fluctuates quite a bit. Please work on making it stable


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    "Excellent Culture and Work Life Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Respect, acknowledgement of effort, fairness, compensation, personal development opportunities, benefits, people, culture, work load, access to resources

    Cons

    Metadata. Non-cloud based in a world of cloud computing. Limited test servers. Shared QA environment for testing with global access for all users (outages, instability of test env, resource consumption and overload)

    Advice to Management

    Trust the advice of your subordinates! Posing a challenge to a statement is one thing, but personal understanding and opinion should take a back seat to the person with detailed knowledge.


  11. "Major Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - A great work life balance
    - Terrific benefits
    - Very fast paced work environment
    -There are some very smart people here
    - Customers tend to be loyal and committed
    -Akamai does the right thing
    -Evolving product landscape and go to market strategy
    -Solid investment in future roadmap
    -Market leader in its space
    -Great earnings potential if you can execute a sound plan
    -You can make a difference if you speak your mind
    -Akamai has a very strong future.

    Cons

    - Too many internal roadblocks to sell (company is addressing this)
    - Product and Finance are slow to adapt to market demands
    - Product portfolio in current state needs to adapt to changes in customer consumption model
    - Management expectations don't always align to what's really happening at the customer level.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on what the market is demanding. Structure the business to enable sales, and to support the people who are on the street trying to make a difference. Invest in the people and be much more agile. Implement a real "faster forward" initiative to smash the competition.


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