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  • "And work life balance is good.(in 260 reviews)
  • "some great people to work with..while most seem to have no problem stabbing people in the back or throwing people under the bus.(in 209 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and the company gets across the message that they care about their employees.(in 190 reviews)
  • "Great work culture and people(in 124 reviews)
  • "The company has a great crowd and culture(in 118 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee
    Featured Review

    Working at Akamai is an all-around win

    Sep 12, 2022 - Instructional Designer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Akamai is a rare instance of a tech company that is 1) not actively evil 2) cares about employees 3) adequately compensates us for our labor. I truly enjoy working here and see a future for myself at this company.

    Cons

    Sometimes work can feel decontextualized - i.e. we are asked to do things without a clear picture of where it fits into the company's overall goals.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Work Place

    Dec 4, 2022 - Senior Site Reliability Engineer II in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Usually Flexible working hours - Work-life balance - Great managers

    Cons

    - Not so much of a progressive company

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Love it here!

    Nov 30, 2022 - Senior Manager - Strategy & Operations in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    New challenges every day. Great leadership support. Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Certain parts of the business are stuck with the old technologies, they need to modernize and not be afraid of changes

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Pay, Ambiguous Leadership

    Dec 5, 2022 - SR Production Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome companies, great benefits and offerings. Definitely can learn a lot and scale your career.

    Cons

    Leadership evolves as most organizations, but is it the best place to be supported to successfully execute your job? Probably not, you can count of tons of indirect meetings and dismissiveness or suggestions you can quit.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great place to work

    Dec 1, 2022 - Principal Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting job. Good compensation. Great team.

    Cons

    More office time, more team building events are required.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Work Life Balance is really great

    Nov 28, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer In Test in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Perks and work life balance is great.

    Cons

    No cons for me till now

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Proud to work at Akamai

    Oct 30, 2022 -  in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    amazing benefits, great flexibility, fun colleagues

    Cons

    politics, overloaded responsibilities, long hours

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Great, if you've given up on your career

    Jun 24, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - You won't actually have to produce anything concrete, there's nothing to produce and no accountability. - It's very easy to flap your gums all day in meetings and still be a top performer. In fact if you're not doing that, you're a sucker. - For some reason, money keeps flowing in despite products being irrelevant.

    Cons

    - Pay is FAR lower than market. They basically pretended 9% inflation/COLA never happened. - Incredibly toxic culture of backstabbing and a never-ending fight for control. If your project isn't complete in six months (which is impossible), management's ADD will kick in and they'll re-org it away. - Their core products are dying or already dead. They keep trying to reboot the company in new directions but the ossified toxic culture makes it impossible. - They've had shadow layoffs for years, where they close many backfills for people that have left. That means the good people all left years ago and only the fifth-stringers are left. - LEGACY CODE EVERYWHERE! The chances you'll work with a normal build system, ANY modern tooling or on modern projects is next to zero. If my some miracle you do, you'll be constantly backstabbed so someone else can take the glory. - Your standard woke corporate monoculture. Virtue signaling is their main product. Expect no diversity of opinion. - Management is out to lunch, perpetually. The level of cash-the-check pass-the-buck is off the charts for a non-governmental organization.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great base but RSUs are intermittent

    Nov 16, 2022 - Prinicple Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Great base pay at Akamai.

    Cons

    Bonus and RSUs are intermittent

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  11. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Pretty chill and relaxing environment

    Oct 14, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Every one is chill and the work environment is relaxing

    Cons

    Too slow sometimes. Not much motivation

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Akamai has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 2,628 reviews left anonymously by employees. 92% of employees would recommend working at Akamai to a friend and 88% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Akamai employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Akamai. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

92% of Akamai employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Akamai 4.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.5 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Akamai to be culture, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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