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"ALL of my colleagues are a combination of scary smart + super nice + extremely competent."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

1. Employees are empowered to act and interact freely across the company and at all levels to get the job done;
2. Akamai employees represent a company that has a proprietary, world-class product that is in high demand;
3. Employees are genuinely excited about Akamai's technology;
4. The company is fiscally conservative but invests in good benefits, equipment and training;
5. The culture welcomes unique ideas, innovation and opinions and places greater value on these than position or title.

Cons

If you are someone who thrives in a well-structured, unambiguous and procedures-based environment, you might feel a bit frustrated here.

Advice to Management

Generally senior management is doing a good job of balancing the needs and demands of customers, employees, partners and investors while continuing to grow revenues in a rough economy.

Other Employee Reviews for Akamai

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Love it."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job satisfaction, team members, company great

    Cons

    Payis low and it is a fight to get a raise.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Very strong company; not long on work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very solid technology, intelligent and hard-working employees, interesting customers and projects, commitment to making customers successful, limited tolerance for poor performers.

    Cons

    The company is run very lean - which is positive in one sense, but also leads to an overworked work force. Weak on respecting people's outside lives, and expectation is that people will be available at all hours if needed.

    Advice to Management

    As the economy begins to improve and employees have other options, it will be important to address work/life balance issues much better.

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