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a great place to be
Software Quality Assurance Engineer (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MA16 February 2018
meet a lot of smart people; solve real problems; flexible time off policy; located in MIT campus; lots of young people joined; Diversity is respected.
Pros
time off policy
Cons
n/a
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Smart people who care about work and other people
Senior Development Engineer in Test (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MA15 February 2018
Akamai is full of super smart, committed people that want to work hard building interesting technology. They also care about each other. There is a steep learning curve, but everyone there understands that.
Pros
Interesting technology. Occasional happy hours.
Cons
Complicated work. Heavy process.
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Job Security - NIL
Senior Performance Engineer II (Current Employee) –  Bangalore Urban, Karnataka15 February 2018
Good benefits and employee friendly.
Senior Management is present to just save their own seats.
Hire and Fire policy is very much prevalent.
Will waste money on other things rather than keeping an employee.
Pros
Nice office
Cons
No Job Security
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This company is great
Manager, Marketin Programs (Former Employee) –  Boston, MA13 February 2018
I love working here, the CEO is one of the best I've had the pleasure to work for so far. He is very smart and straight forward. If you are looking for a good workplace culture in the tech space then this is a great place.
Pros
Great CEO
Cons
Marketing Management tends to hire who they know first.
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Good Company
SQA Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CA12 February 2018
Great place to work with good money. I am really thankful for team management for giving me a chance for such a great organization. Comany deals in content delivery.
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Great place to work
Product Manager (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MA8 February 2018
Great products with significant impact make the job really interesting. The company culture is great, diverse and very international. I definitely recommend Akamai as an employer.
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Great opportunity to gain a global perspective.
Manager (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MA8 February 2018
Akamai provides the opportunity to deal with a very complex Infrastructure with lots of moving parts that when they break can cause some serious problems to their large customer base. Best training if you ask me.
Pros
Informal.
Cons
multiple buildings.
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Great environment and work culture
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MA7 February 2018
the company has good team structure and great work environment. collaborative work is encouraged. i was happy to be in a great team that encouraged each other.
Pros
Great benefits, salary is commensurate with market rate, good health, dental and vision plan. decent 401k match, stock options and discounted share purchase program
Cons
the company seems to lack vision on building future products
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Challenging place
Accounting Manager (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CA29 January 2018
Typical day at work: operational, working with general ledgers, payroll, reviewing financials, mentoring staff members, working with equity, system integration. etc.
I've learned a lot working with my VP Finance. Through the years, he's taught me a lot. He's one of the best managers I've worked for. I've learned equity, FAS123R, consolidations, WW payroll, M&A, commission administration, etc.
most challenging part of the job is the communication. HQ is in Cambridge, and they lack communication across all departments.
Pros
Good manager
Cons
communication issues across all departments
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Very friendly and smart environment
Program Management Intern (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MA26 January 2018
Akamai has a great company culture where many people are supportive of you and are willing to help you. I learned a lot in my position and I was surrounded by very intelligent people. There are a lot of fun corporate events as an intern. The expectations were high as an intern and you were given projects and were expected to complete them well regardless of whether you were an intern or regular employee.
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Forever chasing technical debt, with more debt
Senior Performance Engineer (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MA21 January 2018
The Akamai platform is showing its age, and needs constant care and attention to continue to function. You will most likely be working with extremely outdated legacy technology.
Pros
Good leave policy, good compensation unless you compare to Big 4
Cons
Poor culture of shifting blame and backstabbing, poor vision, unable to modernize
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Excellent technology and culture
Senior Manager, EMEA Training & Enablement (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London18 January 2018
Akamai provides a canvas on which to build a career, offering opportunities across departments and territories. This is a company that does not stand still and strives to constantly improve process, technology and messaging. The team is exceptional, and the culture very inclusive.
Pros
Opportunity, Technology
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Great work environement
Technical Program Coordinator Intern (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MA16 January 2018
Fantastic Company to work for, all of the people are so friendly and you can tell the executives care about their employees and customers. Not a more fantastic group of people.
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Akamai summary
Server Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MA12 January 2018
Friendly environment and interesting projects and good support.
Fast paced at times, room for growth networking is also possible and online help is provided for any task given.
Pros
modern facility
Cons
no parking
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Overall, Good company to work for...
Senior Lab Manager - Engineering (Former Employee) –  Westford, MA9 January 2018
Unfortunately, although only a 6K employee company, at times can act like a 100K == "Very Bureaucratic" Company...

The division I worked in was a very close knit group. Unfortunately, some of my co-workers could not see a bigger picture / team approach.
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Akamai - A great place to work
Contract management (Former Employee) –  Bangalore9 January 2018
Akamai Tech is a phenomenal company to work with, considering the flexible work hours and the management. I could easily say it was a home away from home to spend the 8 hrs productively.

Great work environment, food provided all three times to employees and also enjoyed the hectic and treacherous month ends which would eventually tell you what you are capable of every month.

All in all, a beautiful place to have this companies name on your CV.
Pros
Flexible work hours.
Cons
Quarter ends and year ends.
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Great culture but little opportunity for Solutions Architects
Solutions Architect (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MA3 January 2018
Great place to work. Better in the Engineering Organization. The professional services organization needs to be more collaborative with Engineering and allow the Solutions Architects to be more technical.
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Awesome Company
Just another employee (Current Employee) –  Banglore, Karnataka28 December 2017
Great Company
Good work life balance.
Growth is a bit of a concern as you need to have great relationship with the hiring manager if you need a role, doesn't matter if you have worked in that division, but if the hiring manager and you are friends, then you will get the role.
Pros
Brilliant Solution from a security prespective
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Challenging and Rewarding
Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MA19 December 2017
The job is what you make of it. If you put in a lot of effort, you will get out a lot of reward. It is a very relaxed atmosphere even though there are a lot of fast moving parts.
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Really Bright People
Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MA3 December 2017
Everyone is so smart. You have plenty of people to learn from. They are all willing to answer questions as long as you show a willingness to self-learn. They inspire curiosity and they provide a great way for you to advance in your career
Pros
Just Great
Cons
I am a contractor and that means no job security
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