Akamai - Good, at the same time , you feel left out | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Akamai
There are newer employer reviews for Akamai

See Most Recent

Helpful (2)

"Good, at the same time , you feel left out"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Akamai (More than a year)

Pros

Awesome people around to work with
Nice employee benefits
Flexible timings
Good technical managers

Cons

Limited scope for growth.
Frequent re-orgs hurt projects a lot.
In India, R and D doesn't happen much

Advice to Management

Talent retainment over last 2 years suck... attrition has to be addressed.. Hiring campus recruits as substitutes - DUMB

Other Employee Reviews for Akamai

  1. "A great place to work."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I joined Akamai straight out of college in their streaming team. My interests are networks and systems, and at Akamai I got to work on Streaming protocols and systems. Akamai is a brilliant company technologically and therefore, a heaven for those who love technology, networks in particular.

    One of the things that I appreciate as a developer here is the amount of time it takes to the code to hit production is very small. The fact that my code is sitting in production and impacting people is gratifying.

    Cons

    Akamai systems are interdependent and therefore, if one really wants to start making technical contributions, it involves understand a lot of components. I remember when I started, I took at least 2 months to get the hang of a lot of things.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to keep the good and experienced people in the team from leaving Akamai.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning. Niche technology. Leaders in the CDN space. Great perks and know how to pamper their employees. IF you are ready to bend your back, there are numerous opportunities available.

    Cons

    Management in India has almost no say in decisions. US culture very evident which can make or break your career. Need to really slog it out if you need to keep your job. Training new employees and guiding them in adapting to the work culture will help in retaining potential high performers.

    Advice to Management

    Better management decisions and a clearer career path, timely feedbacks help a lot.

There are newer employer reviews for Akamai
There are newer employer reviews for Akamai

See Most Recent

Work at Akamai? Share Your Experiences

Akamai
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or