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"it was good"

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Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL
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Approves of CEO

Pros

good technology and good services

Cons

its a total bureaucracy and needs to run like a smaller startup

Advice to Management

make it act like a smaller company

Other Employee Reviews for Akamai

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Cool technology, smart people, but a real 'in-crowd' mentality and lack of transparency from management."

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    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool technology
    Smart people
    Collaborative atmosphere
    Good renumeration

    Cons

    Lack of transparency about what's going on and why
    Provincial mentality - very US-focused
    Technology may suffer 'innovator's dilemma
    Greedy!

    Advice to Management

    Improve transparency of internal communications. Acknowledge when there are issues. Focus on the non-U.S. rest of the world.


  2. "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.

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