Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Best Job I've Ever Had

    May 12, 2021 - Service Line Manager in Denver, CO
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    Pros

    Akamai is a highly functional company, with the best culture I have ever been able to be a part of. The benefits are good, and leadership is solid.

    Cons

    High stakes, high pressure. Working with the biggest companies in the world is not for everyone.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great First Software Job

    Jun 16, 2021 - Software Engineer 
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    Pros

    Work life balance Good pay Interesting projects

    Cons

    Innovation can be slow at times

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Big changes left a lot of people behind

    Apr 16, 2021 - Principal in Cambridge, MA
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    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits, good people, generally caring company that tries to do well by its employees

    Cons

    Lately, lots of politics blocking progress in several areas. Turf wars. The recent reorganization resulted in about a 4% layoff... but they treated those people very well. Worse off are some of us left behind, and I was a lucky one. I was effectively demoted without cause, despite consistently very good reviews. The rising tide of the reorg floated some boats but sank far more others than it should have; many folks were pulled off of leadership and management tracks for no good reason; some people were put on PIPs for poor reasons, effectively managing them out without severance or the good treatment for those who were laid off. This has been very disappointing treatment of people who have been seen as valuable (but perhaps expensive) employees. A lot of very good people are leaving. I’m sure things will shake out and they will do well and be a great employee again, but this was a very disappointing end game for many of us. And it WILL be the end game.

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