Akamai - Good overall, but independent-development structure can mean uneven quality in experience. | Glassdoor
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"Good overall, but independent-development structure can mean uneven quality in experience."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Generally good people who care about the work, which is cutting edge for internet. Opportunity to advance and learn if you want it. Innovation is valued.

Cons

Company is in transition now from being a startup in early 1998 to operating more on the big business standard model now. That can be a difficult transition if you value the sort of meritocracy and individual initiative that you have in startup situations. More departmentalization and compartmentalization, less whole view big effort.

Advice to Management

Do not let the corporate politics and interdepartmental departmental struggles for resources and priorities (that characterize bigger businesses) kill the Akamai startup spirit.

Other Employee Reviews for Akamai

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for technical and motivated folks who like to win"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, Management, Technology, and Customers that you cannot beat combined with good pay for performance, work place flexibility, and driven culture for those who like to compete and win.

    Cons

    Un-relenting pace can lead to crushing hours, making work life balance a continual struggle. Employees are the companies number one asset, but the perks and support systems do not reflect that comprehensively.

    Advice to Management

    Open up to a partners and developers so that others can build on our platform and amplify our impact across the industry.


  2. "Great Technical Challenges in Flexible Work Environment!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work From Anywhere
    Work on systems which impact all internet users

    Cons

    Brilliant technical staff, spread across the whole world.

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