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"Decent place to work"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Smart and very talented set of people
Close to MIT campus, Easy to get into the academia vibration
Pay is decent

Cons

Office space is cluttered.
Technical Support service is very slow .
Feels like a typical 8 to 5 desk job for a developer position (but extends well into nights ... at times)

Advice to Management

Keep up the good effort. Add more social techie events to mix work and relax instead of work , work ....work.

Other Employee Reviews for Akamai

  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. A good technology company with prospects for future growth.
    2. I have seen considerable growth in the past few years.
    3. Benefits package has improved quite a bit in the past few years.
    4. Decent work-life balance, except during production issues.
    5. Strong top-level management, and talent pool.

    Cons

    1. The stock price has taken a beating, but I hope it will recover when the market rebounds.
    2. Work-from-home is discouraged a bit. This may not apply to all the groups though.
    3. Fast-paced environment and limited opportunities for training and learning new skills outside the group.
    4. As for any service company, production issues need at most attention, and can be demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good talent at all levels, not just at the top-level.


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    "Akamai is a solid place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement and to have an impact in the company.

    Cons

    Can be hard to break into cliques of long time / pre-ipo employees. Inadequate job training for new hires - it can be a highly sink-or-swim environment.

    Advice to Management

    More communication on strategic direction to employees

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