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Akamai Reviews

Updated June 17, 2018
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  • "Work Life Balance could be better" (in 44 reviews)

  • "no cons to say its great company" (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Former Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart people and Great benefits

    Cons

    Work Life Balance could be better

    Advice to Management

    Lacks Leadership and Strategical outlook


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company -- steep learning curve"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, good salary, competitive benefits, challenging environment

    Cons

    underlying mapping technology is a bit complicated to fully understand in depth, many people know different parts of the system

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Working !!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    -> Work Culture
    -> Benefits
    -> Fun & Opportunities
    -> Supportive management

    Cons

    -> no crons to say.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Chill Work place"

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    Current Employee - Platform Operations Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Platform Operations Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work/life balance is great, chill workplace, the pressure of deadlines isn't there at all or I don't feel it atleast.

    Cons

    Not challenging enough, learning curve stagnation, change of position is not the easiest thing to do.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place To Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good culture overall
    - Competitive Salaries
    - Great benefit packages
    - Life and Work Balance
    - Nice working teams (mostly)
    - Great products

    Cons

    - Takes 1.5+ years to convert from Contingent to Employee for the non-engineering roles. This could be demotivating
    - Organizational culture should be aligned and apply to everyone
    - Need to be more clear on the company's and/ or divisions goals and objectives
    - Depending on the Division you work (and management), you might have an amazing work experience or might struggle some times

    Advice to Management

    - Management (at all levels) should take management training periodically
    - Listen to your employee
    - Have a clear objective and communicate that to your peers
    - Promote team buildings (they always works!)
    -Have FUN!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "No work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart coworkers, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Consistent 60+ hour work weeks with constant pressure from management to do more

    Advice to Management

    Keep teams separate based on geographical location. Working closely with engineers on the other side of the world leads to long hours and eventual burnout.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Release Manager"

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    Current Employee - Release Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Release Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice teams who worked well together.

    Cons

    Old tools that may not adapt well today. Their p4 set up was tough to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Need to rewrite old tools

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Broken management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Except unlimited PTO I couldn't think of any.

    Cons

    Payroll and HR was broken, mistakes always happened to my paystub, and the way handling situation is not consistent every time. Always got incorrect informations from HR.


  9. "A great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly office culture. Surrounded with talented and smart people.
    Large company with the opportunity to work on many different stacks.
    Option to WFH, flexible office environment with a "as long as you get your work done" attitude.
    Competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Recent growing pains for the company, and management can feel disjoint from engineering teams.

    Advice to Management

    Great company with strong products but need to remained focused to keep competition in check.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Engineering Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company cares about employees, great salary, benefit, unlimited PTO and work life balance. Systems are complicated, there are lots of technology to learn, good company culture.

    Cons

    Some of the products are moving a bit slow.


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