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- "Good work life balance for employees and leaders" (in 307 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 243 reviews)
- "Good benefits and the company gets across the message that they care about their employees." (in 208 reviews)
- "Good work culture and people" (in 139 reviews)
- "The company has a great crowd and culture" (in 139 reviews)
- "I learned from the bad manager what to avoid when one day I manage people." (in 50 reviews)
- "No clear career path, bad middle management, office politics, junior people with lot of attitude" (in 17 reviews)
- "No training provided and a lot of lies during the interview." (in 13 reviews)
- "Upper management and leadership are largely directionless and uncommunicative." (in 12 reviews)
- "HR is highly incapable of doing anything, they openly support harassment of employees" (in 5 reviews)
Ratings by Demographics
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- 5.0FEATURED REVIEWSep 8, 2023Principal Software Engineer In TestCurrent EmployeeCambridge, MA
This company does an excellent job of taking care of its employees and tries to offer as much growth potential as possible. Work-life balance is very good.
It is a moderately sized company and there can be occasional miscommunications or competition between various units for similar business opportunities.
- 5.0Nov 26, 2023Senior Business Systems AnalystCurrent EmployeeCambridge, MA
Plenty of work opportunities. Great work life balance.
Difficult to ramp and learn about the business.
- 5.0Nov 7, 2023Cloud Support EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearDenver, CO
Akamai cares about their people, you feel that with the way people act, the way leadership team leads, the way benefits are structured.
The company has acquired other companies along the way and sometimes it can be difficult to have awareness of what other business units do, and that can make it difficult and somewhat limiting when you are considering your career advancement, like a certain title in one BU may not mean the same in the other BU.
- 5.0Sep 28, 2023Recruitment ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsCambridge, MA
*Totally flexible, remote work environment - structure your day how you want to *Supportive, kind people - not a toxic or competitive environment *Global community - working with people daily from around the world *Career development opportunities and focus on growth - mentorship programs, internal resources and free trainings *Communication and transparency from leadership - leaders are approachable and honest about company's goals *Tremendous growth potential - company is growing, easy to move internally, strong future prospects overall *Inclusive culture - people encouraged to be themselves, be authentic. Many different personalities/cultures/backgrounds/identities of people are encountered every day.
*Some older, overly complicated systems make it difficult to collaborate *Not as many opportunities to socialize as desired, which is a downside to working fully remote *Needs more investment in growing/promoting diverse talent, especially women in tech
- 5.0Nov 4, 2023Senior Program ManagerFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsCambridge, MA
Work/life balance is excellent--most employees can work as few as zero days in-office. Benefits are very good. Comp is fine--competitive with other industries. Top-down DEI is very good and thoughtful.
Currently, Akamai is struggling to pivot in the changing tech landscape. Several rounds of layoffs have hit Akamai in 2023. Additionally, there's variability in the extent to which employees are made to feel welcome/included in their teams--it depends heavily on the management chain of the group.
- 5.0Nov 20, 2023Principal Business Systems AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsSanta Clara, CA
Great people, fast-paced, collaborative and innovative atmosphere
Everyone is an innovator, leading to silos
- 5.0Nov 17, 2023Director of Channel SalesFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsCambridge, MA
Forward thinking, health culture, great beneifts
Too many acquisitions. The sales strategy can become muddled as a result.
- 4.0Nov 17, 2023Principal Software EngineerCurrent Employee
Work/life balance, great benefits, amazing people, exciting mission, good leadership.
Everything is very very (did I say "very" already?) slow.
- 5.0Nov 16, 2023VP SalesCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsBoston, MA
You'll find a talented and professional group of people working here.
Really none to speak of.
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Akamai has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on over 2,997 reviews left anonymously by employees. 93% of employees would recommend working at Akamai to a friend and 86% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
93% of Akamai employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Akamai 4.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.5 for culture and values and 4.2 for career opportunities.