Great culture but little opportunity for Solutions Architects
Solutions Architect (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – 3 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.
Just another employee (Current Employee) – Banglore, Karnataka – 28 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.
Systems Engineer (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – 3 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
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – 17 November 2017
This is a great place to work. the culture is upbeat and great feeling of teamwork cross divisions. The benefits are very competitive, 401K and other perks. You need to pay for parking but it's fairly reasonable for the Cambridge area.
So much potential, but bogged down by tech debt and distracted management
Designer (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – 29 October 2017
What a great company, built on wonderful ideals, with a tremendous history. Yet, if you listen only to subject matter experts, the users won't understand how to use your products. If you aren't considering scalability at every juncture, you wind up in this situation. Address the technical debt. Hire people who understand web standards, web performance, and inclusive design, including designers who understand the consequences of performance on UX, and engineers who value the collaboration with design. Management must understand how to incorporate Lean principles in the discovery and design phase. The competition is, and they're surpassing you.
So many smart engineers
Out of touch designers and management, outdated technology bogging down tremendously powerful products
User Experience (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – 16 October 2017
Interesting design problems to work on, great autonomy to take on problems and define solutions. Heavy engineering-centric culture, beginning to adopt user-centered methodologies. Can be a challenge to break out of business unit silos. Good life-work balance.
Senior Instructional Designer and Training Manager (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – 13 October 2017
I liked Akamai, but I had to leave the company because of my manager. Seems to be a big theme at Akamai. HR was involved because the entire department had issues with her. Yet, nothing was ever done and people continue to leave the company.