Akamai Technologies

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Excellent company to work for
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Bangalore, KarnatakaAugust 22, 2016
Excellent company to work for. Market leader in their product and services. Opportunity to learn and grow within the organization.
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Fun place to learn new technology
Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAAugust 7, 2016
The work culture at Akamai is very enriching. Everyone is helpful and encourages to enhance your skills. All the colleagues are accommodating in nature and guide you to the best of their capability.
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Supportive Mature Engineering Environment for Senior Engineers
Senior Software Engineer III (L6) (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJuly 31, 2016
Akamai's technical assets, systems and procedures are well developed and mature; a day at Akamai is a day refining and renewing these things in small but important ways. Engineers must understand that there is 15 years of very diligent work and careful attention to detail that proceeds them. There are opportunities to innovate, but he pace of change is no faster than that of refinement - and for good reason.

The management cares deeply about the employees, they work hard to nurture and encourage career development at all levels. Akamai invests in the community, students and even sponsors programs to teach those who've never worked in technology the basics. Akamai has a strong culture of diversity and a good balance across cultures and genders.
Pros
Excellent place to learn, develop solid engineering skills learn about how the Internet really works
Cons
Not quick to adopt new techniques, technologies or practices
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Smart People
International Accounts Receivable Representative (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJuly 1, 2016
Fast paced. Not a fan of the vacation policy. Lots of smart people. Not super friendly. Flexible work policy. Internationally minded.
Pros
good location
Cons
stressful
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Nice Workplace
Account Payable Specialist (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJune 15, 2016
Nice co-workers
management
Close to MIT and MGH, Heavy work load, International vendors.
JP-Morgan Chase to process manual wires.
Pros
Short Commute
Cons
Sending jobs overseas
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Nice place to work.
SOC Technician (Former Employee) –  Ft. Lauderdale, FLMay 31, 2016
Nice people, nice environment, nice place to work overall. Due to company policies I am not allowed to divulge to much information, but again a very nice place to work.
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Very productive and fun to work place.
Purchaser (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, KarnatakaMay 25, 2016
A best company to work on. Employee benefits is the main motive. Overall all best place to work. Our Finance team is awesome, manger is too supportive, helps to solve any issues before escalation.
Pros
Employee benefits oriented.
Cons
Mangers need to more open.
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Services Development Team
Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, KarnatakaMay 18, 2016
*Lack of connectivity & Access to Akamai Engineering tools
* Overlapping project Development
* NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT is a bug challenge to convince Engineering
* Service Management seriously lack vision
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Extra hours
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fu place
Business Analyst & Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAMay 17, 2016
I had a very good experience working . they are a very good company to work for and through my difficult journey of my mother's illness they were very supportive
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Really great company
Engineering Manager (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAApril 25, 2016
Really great company to work for. Excellent place to learn and they are an industry leader and encourage innovation strongly.
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amazing company to work with in this technology space
Account Development Specialist (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, KarnatakaApril 12, 2016
Being a market leader and the company that invented the CDN space 17 years back, the company has amazing benefits for its employees with great culture
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Great place to work
Security Operations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Bangalore, KarnatakaApril 9, 2016
This is that one company where you learn how Internet really works faster. Amazing technology and good quality of work. Not much of balance between work and life though since i was working in the security operation center.
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productive and fun
Sales Operations (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAMarch 30, 2016
Great place to work. Very easy to get along with everyone and to get involved with the firm. Could use better communication between departments but overall a great place.
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Overall Good
Marketing/Analyst Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 22, 2016
They are a great company, I did a co-op there and wish they hired me full time. Great CEO and Management Team, but from what I have gathered, there isn't much room for career advancement.
Pros
Company culture, work is engaging, work life balance
Cons
Occasional Hiring freezes
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Great company if you're a tech person. Otherwise, look somewhere else
Non-technical position (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 10, 2016
Akamai has very hopeful and ideal work culture. They try and try to make you feel awesome about what you do.
But, "try"ing is not enough. Started from a very small and tightly knit group of people, while the ideal is great, does not necessarily translate into the future very well, IMHO. Very little to no talent management. Manager trainings are laughable. Stale, older culture remains within groups and very strong office politics drive the majority. Not sure about other BU's but where I'm in, there's dwindling next generation of workers, which in my humble opinion, is not a good sign, especially when you look at the market now, that there are a plenty of competitors who are trying to do the same as Akamai does.

Growing pain? maybe. But you can't keep continue to have the "pain". You need to learn and adapt to get out of the funk. It seems that senior management is oblivious to what is actually going on below their level.

Great company if you're an engineer. They are treated very well.
Otherwise, there are plenty of other companies that you CAN get treated very well for your non-technical contribution.
Pros
Great people to work with, health care benefits are great. Subsidized commuter cost
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Good to Work there
Netbackup Administrator (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, KADecember 9, 2015
It's a Superb product based Company.
It's really nice to work there.
Nice People & Management as well.
I learned lot of good things & skills there.
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what I learned
Technical Project Manager/Contract Administrator (Current Employee) –  Ft LauderdaleOctober 19, 2015
Working with cutting edge technology has allowed me to grow as a professional, teammate and increase my personal knowledge. Being able to collaborate with a great team of professional individuals has been a great experience.
Pros
Great place to work, amazing coworkers
Cons
workload, hours
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Good Place to work with
QA Engineer (Current Employee) –  Banglore,KarnatakaSeptember 23, 2015
I increased my skills and knowledge in Testing.It provides good environment for Learning.Management takes care of employees by careerwise. co-workers are very supportive.
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FEEL LIKE HOME
Technical Solutions Engineer from 4 (Former Employee) –  Bangalore, KAAugust 27, 2015
Akamai is a fun place to work with good facilities and infrastructure to the employees, the most enjoyable work place with too many eminities
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Productive and fun place to work in
System Operations Engineer (Former Employee) –  Bangalore, IndiaAugust 21, 2015
Fun work place with supportive management. Not all about the numbers but you personally grow and develop.Decent amount of red tape and politics, but this is expected of a big company. The most enjoyable part of the job was working alongside my colleagues and learning from them. The office started to get crowded as the company grew.
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Overall rating

4.1
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