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"Akamai is a great place to work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

This review pertains to my experience in engineering working with folks in Cambridge, MA and San Mateo, CA.

Akamai is a great place to work for engineers who are passionate about distributed systems and network security.

1. Work along side some of the best minds you will ever work with in your career. Beyond all benefits and perks, this is the single best reason to be at Akamai.

2. Terrific opportunity to grow and make an impact at all levels.

3. The original DNA of the company that was set by the founders from MIT is alive and well. There is a culture of innovation.

4. Use the latest technologies (including open source) - skills picked up here are applicable across the industry. This is important as you don't want to be an expert on proprietary stuff no one outside cares about.

5. Managers are very technical and do a great job of managing a skilled set of engineers.

6. IT department doesn't come in the way. Just walk in and pick up whatever equipment you need and get on with your job.

7. Unlimited vacation policy.

Cons

There will always be things to complain about. No company is perfect.

Other Employee Reviews for Akamai

  1. "One of the best companies I have ever worked in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intellectually challenging work in a very collaborative environment. Lots of non-trivial problems to be solved, and many opportunities to provide ideas for solving them. Due to its unique business and technology, the learning curve is very steep, but everybody I met was happy to help you learn.

    If you want to work and think hard, and you want feel that you are contributing to a great team, then Akamai is one of the best places to be!

    Cons

    In 2+ years of working at Akamai I could not find even one "con"!

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "If you are not an Engineer, this is not a place you will be valued"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kendall Square is a good location
    Office space has been recently remodeled
    There are a lot of bright employees

    Cons

    Very negative culture
    Poor treatment of most employees
    Support functions are not valued or respected
    Few benefits- no cafeteria, parking, child care, etc.
    Employees are expected to work a crushing amount of hours- there is pride in saying that you worked overnight or every single weekend


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