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Akamai Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work-life balance (in 113 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Data Center Technician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Data Center Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Data Center Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible time, decent salary, very nice people to work with

    Cons

    there is no Cons for Akamai


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solutions Engineer II"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer II in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with smart people, not only clever but also very responsive in terms of help when going through the learning curve. Great benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    A bit steep initial learning curve to understand the company's technology

  3. "Account Develop"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Development Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Account Development Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rated one of the top 100 places to work for a reason. The CDN king, with a solid cyber security play

    Cons

    Marketing is on the weak side. While Akamai has a ton of cash, they are a bit behind in some areas for R & D. On the other hand, they tend to buy what they do not have.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a better database. Grow the channels. Offer a mid -market solution with an affordable price.


  4. "Great company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people with good vision.

    Cons

    Long work hours but nothing out of the ordinary.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager II"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "Platform operations engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. "Great place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Recruiting Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. "Program Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. "Technical Project Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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