Akamai Technologies

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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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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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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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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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Great benefits, not so great security
Senior Software Engineer - Content Data Networks (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 27, 2014
Projects are fun and work life balance is great. Very long project times made it a low-stress environment but sometimes difficult to feel like you're getting anything done. Overall a good place to work.
Pros
low-stress, big company benefits, rsu's
Cons
low security, endless meetings, dated technologies
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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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Best place to work
Solutions Architect.Performance Evaluation Team (Former Employee) –  Bangalore IndiaMarch 18, 2015
Akamai was my first company and its been a complete honor and privilege to work with few of the finest minds in the world! Though I was a fresher from college I was treated with equal dignity as other lateral hires and my opinions were always respected. I was blessed with a great team which helped my overall development! The support from the higher-ups is also tremendous which helped me in shaping my career at Akamai. It indeed is the best place to work!
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Excellent company to work for
Senior Account Development Executive (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MADecember 9, 2013
Typical day at work: no micromanagement,allowed to just get results at my own pace.

What I learned: How to prospect into large enterprises. The value of being creative.

Management: Cream of the crop. Industry leading trenders.

Co-workers: Bright, engaged, supportive.

Hardest part of the job: Balancing priorities in the fast paced environment.

Most enjoyable part of the job: Performance is well rewarded.
Pros
excellent work environment, collaboration and creativity encouraged
Cons
pace of innovation sometimes collides with practical realities involved with marketing, selling and supporting services.
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Awesome Company
QA Engineer (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, KAMarch 13, 2014
Great Work life balance.
You can Put your ideas into realities.
All in all a good company.
Pros
good salary, work life balance, great benefits
Cons
salary can be high
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Nice Company & good work Culture
Network Engineer (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, KANovember 3, 2014
Akamai is good brand in India. Work culture in Akamai is very cool.
Micro Management is less.
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Most co-operative, hard-working and fun place to work at!
Technical Support, Customer Care (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJuly 29, 2015
It has been a wonderful experience working at Akamai. I am so glad that I got a chance to do that. A typical day at work involves a lot of smiling and helping faces, great quality of work and engrossing conversations! The only place where everyone actually cares to know how you're doing.
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Good pay
Sales Analyst (Former Employee) –  BangaloreJanuary 31, 2013
Good place to learn , Benifts are good which motivates employees
Pros
free food
Cons
long hours, no proper support from management
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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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Great place to work
MAJOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (Former Employee) –  Los AngelesOctober 16, 2014
Great company and culture, very exciting technology. Its getting harder for sales folks to make good money here.
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No work life balance
Release Engineer Senior (Current Employee) –  bangalore,kaFebruary 14, 2015
They pay well but No work life balance, life sucks really.

Get organized Akamai

Day starts crazy and ends as more crzier one
Cons
no work life balance
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Not Recommended for designer
User Experience Design Contractor (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAAugust 28, 2013
I was a contractor in the Cambridge office. Now their design team is experiencing a growth pain. It is a good company overall. But not a good time to join their design team for now.
Pros
work life balance
Cons
bad managment
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Good Place as long as your not aquired by them
Network Operations/NOCC Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Englewood, COOctober 21, 2014
It was a buyout of Nine Systems in Denver that eventually was absorbed then closed in Denver.
Pros
good pay and benefits
Cons
job retention not good in co anyway.
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Fun place to work
Web Experience Engineering Intern (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAAugust 5, 2014
Akamai is a great place to work with intelligent and bright minds around you. A very open work culture.
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Productive
Associate Solutions Architect Intern (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAOctober 7, 2014
Management is great. Co-workers are helpful and cool. Learnt a lot of things.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
hectic
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Excellent place to learn and Grow
Platform Operation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, KAMarch 10, 2015
It is a great place where a individual can learn and grow. Work is fun and peoples are helpful. Sometimes work load is high but manageable. The most enjoyable part of the job is its fun place. where us can work and play.
Pros
free food, no dress code
Cons
not found yet
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Overall rating

4.1
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