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Akimeka Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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  1. "QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akimeka (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid-back working environment with flexible working hours. Great working relationships with team members. Opportunity to work with technology that supported crucial military operations.

    Cons

    Office politics sometimes clouded the judgement and of managers and employees which tended to cause tension among the team. The work was not always steady and fast-paced.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in developing meaningful and teaming working relationships with employees. Allow employees the opportunity to cross-train in different areas to get them better engaged and focused on providing quality IT services to clients.


  2. "open system backup and recovery tech"

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    Current Employee - Computer Operator II A in Woodlawn, MD
    Current Employee - Computer Operator II A in Woodlawn, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akimeka full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    very good relationships with other employees

    Cons

    does not pay according to education and experience
    no advancement track

  3. "Good Experience in a beautiful place."

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    Former Employee - Build and Release Engineer in Kïhei, HI
    Former Employee - Build and Release Engineer in Kïhei, HI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akimeka full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A good company to work for, at least in Maui. They have since taken on a different structure, so my comments may not apply to current day. The coworkers were highly competent and productive so there was always challenge and motivation.

    Mr. Harris is a good person to work for. I'd be happy to have a contract with the company again.

    Cons

    The company dissolved two years after I began on Maui, but that is nobody's fault per se. Vaugn moved on to bigger and better things.


  4. "Network Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akimeka full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, non-micromanagment, the project manager provides positions that's available and open to all Akimeka employees

    Cons

    Wish the raise was more than what other companies pay and what I'm worth.

    Advice to Management

    Wish Raises were more.


  5. "Great People, Management in Flux"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akimeka full-time

    Pros

    The people are fantastic. Very family oriented and loyal to those employees who are loyal in return. Pay is good and they do what they can afford to in terms of bonuses for going above and beyond.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in management, which leaves the company with a lack of clear identity. They tend to hire from outside as opposed to promoting from within, making advancement difficult.

    Advice to Management

    More transparent communication would be helpful to stop the rumors that tend to follow the management changes. Clear instructions with specific goals would help employees to know what's expected and perform better. And a strategy for training employees and planning for their career advancement would help employee retention.


  6. "IT Integration Specialist"

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company has great benefits and leave!

    Cons

    Very little to no communication with employees

    Advice to Management

    get to know what's going on at each work site


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre..."

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Akimeka full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Nice management
    2. Great way to get your foot in the door

    Cons

    1. Low pay
    2. No room for growth in the company. What you get hired as will be what you will be until you leave.

    Advice to Management

    No room for advancement.

  8. "Akimeka"

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    Former Employee - Senior Windows Administrator in Kïhei, HI
    Former Employee - Senior Windows Administrator in Kïhei, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Akimeka (Less than a year)

    Pros

    a good team of people to work with

    Cons

    some management disconnected with local work force


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Overall the work environment is relaxed without lacking a level of profesionalism. Great opportunity to develop skills."

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    Current Employee - Lead SOC Analyst in Woodlawn, MD
    Current Employee - Lead SOC Analyst in Woodlawn, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akimeka full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to start a career in the IT field. Uses the latest and greatest tools in the industry. Relaxed working environment.

    Cons

    Low wages is the biggest con.
    Does not seem to place retention as a priority and results in good employees leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries to deal with poor retention.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "comatose"

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    Former Employee - Software Systems Engineer in Kïhei, HI
    Former Employee - Software Systems Engineer in Kïhei, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    if you are in coma, this is a place for you

    Cons

    reactive, do as you are told, think in the box

    Advice to Management

    care and listen to your employees


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