Akamai - Great company, but bring your game face | Glassdoor
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"Great company, but bring your game face"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Cambridge, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Akamai full-time

Pros

Compensation, Schedule Flexibility, Akamai Anywhere (work from anywhere)

Cons

Internal politics can be quite intense

Other Employee Reviews for Akamai

  1. Helpful (11)

    "Overall very unfriendly environment. Incompetent first-line managers."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depending on your manager, telecommute can be encouraged or frowned upon.

    Cons

    Most of people only keep to themselves. You never know when and who will stab you from behind even just when you think everything is going alright. A lot of managers are extremely short-sighted. They bend forward and take every requirement from Product team and turn them into a CR (change request, just like a bug) without even considering the overall impact to the system and pushing back when necessary. I guess that the manager's performance is evaluated by the no. of CRs they close. That's why they want to open/close as many as possible.

    There is hardly any chance for advancement. Unless you're one of the boss's pets, you're pretty much stuck in the same position for many years until either your boss moves up or you can't take it and get moving yourself. Advice for the potential employees: work hard to get the level as high as possible since it'll be very hard to move up once you join.

    Advice to Management

    Do an overall audit of the first line managers. Interview employees and understand if there are anything unpleasant with the same boss. When you get consistent answers, you know who the weeds are.


  2. "Fantastic, inspiring company. I really believe in it."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Super smart people, right in the middle of making the internet work.

    Cons

    It can be a bit chaotic at times.

    Advice to Management

    I'm deeply impressed with upper management at Akamai. I've worked (as a consultant) in quite a few companies before coming here full time, and think they do a spectacular job in terms of ethics, social responsibility, transparency, strategy and general execution.

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