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Akamai Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work-life balance (in 112 reviews)

  • Work with smart people, not only clever but also very responsive in terms of help when going through the learning curve (in 77 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance can suffer at times (in 39 reviews)

  • No cons that should be mentioned (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounded with smart and friendly people who value engineering.
    Relaxed and flexible office environment.
    Competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Some growing pains for the company and teams can occasionally feel disjoint.


  2. "Senior SOftware Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in work hours
    Good work culture

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    Great Product - but tough environment.

    Cons

    Horrible Management - tough competition.

    Advice to Management

    Is what it is.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Inconsistent / Nonexistent leadership in Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company as a whole is great. Great benefits, cool technology, strong CEO. Folks in Engineering and other groups seem to enjoy their work.

    Cons

    Marketing is a disaster right now. New leadership took over a year ago and has since fired majority of middle-management and many of the individual contributors, replacing with cronies from previous company. New team is focused on playing defense and making excuses for underperformance rather than making any improvements. Morale is low low low -- Those not fired either have quit, are actively looking, or waiting for sev package from next round of firings. I'm in the third camp. One thing all three camps have in common is that we're all "checked out," made all the easier by the fact that leadership is often out of office.

    Advice to Management

    Do an audit of Marketing and determine whether executive intervention is needed (In my opinion, it is).


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed, fun culture with flexibility in work from home/hours on a lot of teams. Great coffee, stylish offices. New tower is being constructed. Starting an initiative to encourage internal growth and movement. Pays well!

    Cons

    This is just a great company! No real complaints.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    More Technical including Management.

    Cons

    Not many benefits compared to other Bay area companies. Looks from the eyes of East Coast (very imbalance), very thrifty and pessimistic. Bonus cut downs even after year long hard work. Slow hiring/ Resource shortage but expectations are very high.

    Advice to Management

    Open more resource or atleast fund properly when planning to work on a new product to be really fast forward and be competitive with benefits for employees in bay area.


  7. "Campaign Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    Good team structure; Very well organized; Very promising products.

    Cons

    Very few career advancement/development plan

    Advice to Management

    Need to develop a better career advancement plan

  8. "Great Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    Akamai is a great workplace

    Cons

    There is no growth structure for a Solutions architect


  9. "Fantastic job with amazing benefits and great co-workers."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, employee centric focus, career track, visibility to company's success and future

    Cons

    None, but I need twenty words to be able to submit this entry


  10. "Fair hike and fair work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    Company is ethical and fair in providing hike and work.

    Cons

    Fast Technological up gradation may help to scale better. However they are above standards as of now.


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