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Akamai Employee Reviews about "work culture"

Updated Nov 23, 2019

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3.9
82%
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Akamai CEO Tom Leighton
Tom Leighton
958 Ratings
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  • "There is so much to do and so much passion to do it that a work-life balance can be hard to achieve from a personal perspective(in 50 reviews)

  • "no cons to say its great company(in 38 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Working !!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Akamai full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -> Work Culture -> Benefits -> Fun & Opportunities -> Supportive management

    Cons

    -> no crons to say.

    Akamai2018-06-06
  2. "BI engineer"

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    Former Employee - BI Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company has unlimited vacation policy. Work culture used to relaxed and good wlb

    Cons

    Recent layoffs seem to have no end date

    Akamai2019-06-28
  3. Helpful (4)

    "n/a"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very Technical, great work culture, great people to work with

    Cons

    Poor Management Decisions, slow growth opportunities, very strict hierarchy

    Akamai2019-01-22
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Akamai review"

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    I have been working at Akamai

    Pros

    The work culture of Akamai is great. Very open.

    Cons

    Lower learning curves for a few teams.

    Akamai2018-02-26
  5. "Decent tech firm."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Very smart people and good work culture. Good 401k match (Company matches $6k for your $12k i.e 50% upto $6k). Stable company with a solid product portfolio.

    Cons

    Lower base+stock compensation than competing firms. (Below Glassdoor Median) Slow career growth. Application for Green Cards require you to possess a "Senior" title. Promotions can largely depend on luck since multiple teammates might be ahead of you for a promotion.( 3-4 years is not uncommon.) Very resistant to change in terms of processes and new technology.

    Advice to Management

    1. Huge lacunae in knowledge management for such a complex product/solution lineup. 2. HR and Global Mobility need to be drastically improved. a. Pay normalization needs to be set in place to avoid disparity. (Recommend auditing to notice discrepancies.) b. Change the Green Card application requirements and catch up with the industry.

    Akamai2018-01-09
  6. "Truly passionate and immensely talented people contributing to the amazing work culture."

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

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work culture, thrive for innovation, inspiring leadership and it’s amazing how they take efforts to bridge any gap between the senior management and employees, transparent processes, and of course great benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Maybe, they could keep free snacks once a while, but that’s pardonable. So, no cons yet. So far so good..!!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Akamai2017-11-02
  7. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing work culture and work/life balance Strong work ethics Smartest bunch to work with

    Cons

    Nothing to report so far.

    Akamai2017-03-16
  8. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture in the company

    Cons

    Micro Management in the company

    Akamai2017-03-05
  9. "Great experience at Akamai"

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    Product Management Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai

    Pros

    Great work culture Steep learning curve Multiple opportunities to grow Easy access to senior leadership

    Cons

    Cafe services in the company are average.

    Akamai2015-11-01
  10. "Good company"

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    I have been working at Akamai

    Pros

    Good work culture. Flexible timings

    Cons

    Business units seem disconnected. More collaboration would help

    Akamai2015-10-15
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