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"One of the best technology companies you can work for"

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

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

Pros

Great work culture, tremendous opportunity to learn, great technology and exposure on job

Cons

Benefits and Perks can be a lot better

Advice to Management

You should do a lot more to retain good people.

Other Employee Reviews for Akamai

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Fine for a few years, bad for a long-term career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Unlimited (or at least uncapped) vacation time
    - Good (but not spectacular) compensation
    - Tom Leighton

    Cons

    - The company is run by the old guard, who have formed cliques and jealously guard their information. I've seen several people new to the company become completely overwhelmed and have no help whatsoever.
    - No documentation anywhere.
    - Lack of focus. It's common for projects to be pushed back, and some get ignored completely.
    - Most of the challenges Akamai faces now are business challenges: how to manage sustainable growth, which smaller companies to acquire, and so on. There aren't as many genuinely technical challenges as there are at other companies.
    - The people there are in it for the stock, not because of the engineering challenges.
    - Very few promotion opportunities.
    - Endless office politics.
    - Very few women engineers. The ones that are there are generally in positions high enough to avoid the worst parts of the office environment.
    - No freebies (soda, lunch, etc.), unlike most tech companies.

    Advice to Management

    Decide whether you want to be an agile internet startup or a mature infrastructure provider


  2. "Senior Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, Employee friendly and great benefits

    Cons

    Compensation not comparable to industry standards
    Bad location

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