Akamai Technologies

Akamai Technologies Employee Reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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easy going
Technical Product Manager (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJuly 21, 2015
not much scope for advancement
some teams are heavy on politics
internal transfer is never easy .. not teams with great education. just bachelor
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Amazing place to work with great benefits
Sr Program Manager Product Operations (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, IndiaMay 8, 2012
I have been working with Akamai Technologies from over 6 and half years, started my tenure in October 2005 as a Market development specialist and moved on to become a Sr Program Manager for Product Operations.

Akamai gave me professional growth and they have invested in training us to be a niche asset for any company we would work for in near future.

The Management is amazing and if you perform and prove yourself, there are no road blocks for you. You can grow vertically or laterally.

You can be a sales rep for sometime and move to become a head of billing group, Akamai loves people who are willing to take risks to diversify their career aspects.
Pros
good insurance benefits for self and dependents, offsites, training's in usa, good pay package
Cons
limited growth after a while
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A fast growing company with very intelligent employees
Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 19, 2015
Co-workers: Always friendly and willing to help with questions
Management: Top notch people. Always very busy, but they seem to genuinely care about the satisfaction of their team and the company as a whole.
Typical Day: Includes conference calls with team members & partners around the world and some meetings in the office. The rest of the time is spent working on tasks at my desk.
Pros
unlimited vacation, ability to work remotely, & the best benefits possible
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Powerhouse Company with a compelling story
Senior Account Development Executive (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAMarch 5, 2014
Typical day at work: Plan call schedule. Conduct outbound prospecting activities into targeted accounts in assigned territory using advanced phone/email techniques. Coordinate internal resources to support sales efforts. Work with field sales reps on strategies to penetrate targeted accounts.

What I learned: To have fun competing in a fast paced metrics driven environment. How to use PowerPoint effectively. The art of concise email messaging to C-Level executives. Effectively articulate Akamai solutions to C-Level executives in the context of their businesses.

Management: Seasoned, space defining thought leaders who inspire.

My co-workers: Some of the best people I've ever worked with.

Hardest part of the job: Achieving a consistent level of success against metrics.

Most enjoyable part of the job: Believing in the mission of the company, the problems the technology solves, and that performance is rewarded.
Pros
performance is rewarded, a culture of collaboration, off-site team events, emphasis on success and a career path.
Cons
over-emphasis on metrics.
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No work/family balance
Technical Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJuly 15, 2015
Management is very demanding. Expectation that you work day/night 60+ hrs/week as long as you produce billable hours. Snobbish attitude can be observed of some people that have worked there over 2-3 years. There are great and helpful people and teams, so be careful in your selection and observe.
Cons
No work/family balance
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4.1
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