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"Could use some improvement"

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Former Employee - Performance Engineer in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Performance Engineer in Cambridge, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Location. Not great, but good benefits. Flexible schedule.

Cons

Too much politics. Immature management staff; promoted based on tenure and not necessarily direct or true experience. Silly tchotchkeys. Poor hiring talent. Awful, actually.

Advice to Management

Stop enforcing strict quotas on hiring and hire better qualified professionals who don't require the level of on-boarding the company is trying to achieve. This is OK for interns, but seasoned professionals? Less politics, more accountability.

Other Employee Reviews for Akamai

  1. "Powering the Internet"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    -Very well respected in the internet community.
    -Most of your favorite web sites probably use us.
    -Excellent corporate culture.

    Cons

    -Technology can be very vertical to the internet / infrastructure domain.
    -Where is the free food?

    Advice to Management

    Remember to keep agile!


  2. "A good career move for associate and mid-level product managers"

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

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

    Pros

    Reputable company, great colleagues and work life balance. Competitive compensation, 401k matching, decent health/dental benefits, RSU, bonus, flexible time off and work from home policy.

    Cons

    Limited product vision and politics. Career advancement within teams can be challenging with low turn over in senior staff.

    Advice to Management

    More mentoring less managing.


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