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Employee Review

Employee Review

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"Great place to work and develop career"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Finance Director in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Finance Director in Cambridge, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Fast-paced environment with an energy level that is contagious. I have never worked with so many smart and talented individuals who are always willing to help each other out.
The company demands a lot from its employees, but in return it makes a concerted effort to compensate them well, hear their feedback and make Akamai a great place to work.

Cons

Like many high-growth companies, Akamai has its share of growing pains, particularly in the areas of processes, systems and communication. The company acknowledges them and has made a point of prioritizing the areas which need to be addressed in order for the company to continue to scale.

Advice to Management

Employees have been key to Akamai's success and will continue to be so in the future. Akamai's employees are willing to give 110% (and frequently do), so in my opinion it is critical that management continues to keep their thumb on the pulse and act on employee feedback.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "SDET II"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test II in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test II in Cambridge, MA

    Pros

    Organized, clear road map, clear 2 week sprints

    Cons

    Too controlled sometimes in terms of code ownership


  2. Helpful (16)

    "Head of Security Product Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Really smart people. They own the market for Content Distribution Networks. The benefits are decent. HQ is in a great location. Truly global player.

    Cons

    A highly political environment. Not collaborative. The senior executive team is one big clique. If you don't have a PhD from MIT you are looked down upon. Many insecure senior managers that fire at will when they feel threatened. They say they want people to challenge the norm but many managers are threatened by that policy. Not well liked by customers as their reputations is one of arrogance. Pay is low relative to competitors.

    Advice to Management

    You need to do 360 degree reviews. I've never met so many incredibly smart and competent former employees that absolutely despise the company.

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