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Akamai Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  • work life balance can suffer at times (in 35 reviews)

  • Middle management was largely promoted from individual contributor ranks and isn't very experienced with people management (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Software Developer"

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

    Pros

    Great Projects and teams. Manager very flexible

    Cons

    Requirements changed too often in one project


  2. "Great Environment!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is never a lack of learning. From the second you step in the door, it is constant education. Every single person I have met has been willing to take the time to explain anything I needed more information about. Fast paced, full of helpful and smart employees, and overall a great place to work!

    Cons

    Being a full-time contract employee is not much different than being a regular full-time employee (except for the pay), but being contracted is still a con.


  3. "Akamai is the best company I've personally worked for, so far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited vacation
    MBTA subsidy
    Company is growing
    Great location

    Cons

    Not easy to get into

    Advice to Management

    Fewer contractors, more perms.


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    "Platform Operations Engineer"

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

    I worked at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    Trained to handle Incidents, functioned as Technical Incident Representative of the global network operations team.Good training, Great place to work

    Cons

    Scope for personal improvement not too much.
    Apart from that this is a very good place to work.


  6. "Campaign Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Akamai as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have a wonderful manager who has taught me a lot. Flexible work schedules. Lots of smart people who are willing to collaborate and help

    Cons

    As with any very large company it's sometimes difficult to know who to ask for various information and decision making can be more committee based..

    Advice to Management

    Streamline decision making


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Recruiter"

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic technology and an equally encouraging environment to brings ideas to the table. They are remarkable in how a billion dollar company can do so much to feel an individual contributor feel empowered to make an impact.

    Cons

    They can sometimes default to being a little too conservative financially, but they are very open about communicating with employees. The Quarterly All Hands meetings put the cards on the table and they are always previewing technical products that are around the corner.

    Advice to Management

    They need to do more to create a culture that promotes internal mobility. We do have a formal Internal Transfer Program, but many managers still react angrily when someone notifies them that they are interested in speaking with another group.


  8. "software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture encourages asking questions and learning.

    Cons

    There's a lot of company specific knowledge to learn once you onboard.


  9. "Systems Engineering Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Systems Engineering Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Intern - Systems Engineering Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Akamai as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great and frequent team communication, interesting and relevant work, full-time employees always willing to answer intern questions

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to meet people outside of the team


  10. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    smart people, competitive benefits, great culture

    Cons

    company performance is lacking, however, I think long term we're in the right industry.


  11. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment! The company is led by a group of strong management who truly believes in the company! The work force consists a group of intelligent and hard-working individuals.

    Cons

    Some projects can get really stressful. Company is getting a little bit too big in the last 4 years, there is definitely more politics involved in different projects. Many group will put personal gain before what's the best for the company.



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