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"Interesting challenges, but not all its cracked up to be"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Interesting areas to work like CDN, Cloud, Security.

Cons

Not a big fan of their corporate policy which they invoke at will if they want to get rid of you. Lawyer will shove you out the door, and not let you explain anything. Also the ability to move up is limited, ability to work on private projects is a rare commodity. Their corporate spirit is contrived, pretending to have a start up mentality. Acquisition of companies are sometimes not wise.

Other Employee Reviews for Akamai

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work with super technology and amazing people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    excellent co-workers
    leading edge technology

    Cons

    The bar is set very high

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  2. Helpful (16)

    "UGH"

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    Current Employee - NIE in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - NIE in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you do not care about your job and are really good at keeping quiet, this is a great place to melt the years away.

    Cons

    Too many to list, HR issues at every turn. Mid-level managers are of no help to you. Do not ever say a single word about anything or you'll certainly be sorry.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs a major overhaul.

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