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"A good place to work at"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Akamai full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The salary, increments and perks on offer are pretty awesome.
Exposure to new technologies is an added advantage.

Cons

The amount of flexibility required is very high, not everybody can be available in odd hours

Advice to Management

With the amount of work you have, hire more employees instead of increasing load on current employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Akamai

  1. "I've had one of the best experiences compared to the other organisations I have worked for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Services Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Account Services Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A Product based company with a Start-up like attitude giving employees the importance they deserve. They only choose the best when they recruit people for the Job.

    Cons

    If you are not comfortable taking up responsibilities and getting the job done without any supervision. I wouldn't recommend this place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Well done team. Your spirit and focus will surely get you the recognition you deserve. Keep the good work going. Long Live Akamai...


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company for starters and Sales folks, but it is NOT a true Technology company. It is another BPO organization."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)

    Pros

    1. Open Culture
    2. Excellent salary for sales folks.(possibly more than industry standards)
    3. Growing company, in customer facing activities though.
    4. Very relevant product & solutions for Internet market.
    5. A few of India management members are excellent leaders like those in Engineering, ECG, India Finance & Network operations.
    6. Good Company for those candidates who belong to customer facing functions.

    Cons

    1. Highly political & bureaucratic environment.
    2. Very less opportunities & autonomy for R&D & Product development teams.
    3. Some of India Management team are really mediocre ( they lack solid functional & management knowledge) except those mentioned above. There is no single thought leader who can change the face of Company from customer servicing organization to a true technology organization in India.
    4. Local HR leadership & its team is highly incompetent and do not have any leader whom we can look upto. They work like just ‘postman in recruitment process’ by emailing CV’s, no depth in their functional knowledge. Quality of business partnering in HR is always questioned.
    5. No real career progression road map in the company.
    6. While hiring quality has dramatically reduced over the past 2-3 years (just meeting targets of quantity of hiring), company could not retain quality employees too.
    7. You need to hobnob with top management team to grow.
    8. Possibly, a higher 'attrition' than industry standards, which might be for lack of proper career progression system and competitive salary across the company.

    Advice to Management

    1. Build capabilities of product and engineering team's so that Akamai India becomes a true technology company, not just a customer facing BPO company.
    2. Build an effective and implementable career progression plan & job levelling for tenured and performing employees. Not only on paper and pep talk. But really put these to action.
    3. Review HR leadership & team capabilities/skills and weed out folks who are not capable and add no value to company.
    4. Be open, honest and transparent to the employee (tell the facts openly and not hiding things).
    5. Implement systems to hire & retain good quality employees.
    6. Recognize women leaders.
    7. Please include quality leaders in India management, not just heads of different functions
    8. Get rid of political environment.

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