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Akamai Reviews

Updated July 22, 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. "Technical Support Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Associate Technical Support Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Associate Technical Support Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akamai as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with very bright people who would go the extra mile to make sure you understood what you needed to get the job done. Deeply technical and stimulating work.

    Cons

    suffering through growing pains, lots of management changes

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good effort. Add more social techie events to mix work and relax instead of work , work ....work.


  2. "Platform operations engineer"

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    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

  3. "Program Manager"

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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


  4. "Technical Project Manager"

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    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Business Systems Analyst"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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


  7. "Major Account Executive"

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    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.

  8. "Consistently Rated Top Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to speak up, present new ideas and flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    Recent investment in Management and Leadership training may result in another year or so before improved results start to come to fruition


  9. "Industry Leader"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Process Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Process Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product leadership, strong learning culture, intelligent and friendly co-workers, competitive salary, detail oriented

    Cons

    Lack of internal communication due to silo structure, lack of KPI metrics or management, consistently invests in production vs. process

    Advice to Management

    Improvement in efficiency and production takes investment in the planning process and a willingness to manage to aligned metrics.


  10. "Great place to work at"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, very interesting problems, huge amounts of data to look at.

    Cons

    Huge growth, organizational structure may suffer because of that.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more freedom for side-projects.


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