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"Join if you want to be on the forefront of changing how people interact with the internet."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Fast paced, global, absolutely cutting edge technology. Company is growing like crazy.

Cons

Work/life balance is impossible. Impossible to say "no"; expectation is to just keep layering more work on with no end in site. Immature executives in the VP level, everyone escalates right to the top.

Advice to Management

Trust the middle management/executive team to make the right decisions. Please stop the escalations if you don't like the answer. Tiring and does not embody that we hold people accountable to make the right decisions.

Other Employee Reviews for Akamai

  1. "Flexible work options and smart people"

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

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

    Pros

    Work from home (Akamai Anywhere)
    Time off program (no set number of vacation days, just get it approved by your manager)
    Overall a smart work force with interesting projects
    Pretty good benefits

    Cons

    Career path is not always clear
    Generally they'll pay you as little as you can, need to be aggressive about pay bumps.
    Benefits are alright, but some other high tech companies in the area are definitely better


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, unlimited annual leave, good salary and benefits, lots to learn, helpful coworkers

    Cons

    Work overload, work/life imbalance, location

    Advice to Management

    Intermediate manager should visit teammates regularly to keep close and good relationship

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