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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 You will most likely be working with extremely outdated legacy technology.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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Fun and a learning place
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Bengaluru, Karnataka2 December 2017
Fun and a learning place. Management is proactive and transparent and a very open culture. Lot of room for opinions and enjoy working here with a lot of support.
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Major Account Executive - Enterprise (Current Employee) –  Reston, VA1 December 2017
None at this time. I do not have much to stay at this time right now. I feel like I can make an impact and express my thoughts soon after. It has been a very rewarding and technical experience.
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A very good company
Technical Program Manager, Network Operations (Former Employee) –  Bangalore City, Karnataka28 November 2017
Its a very good company to work for. The company has an open culture policy and everybody is heard. As an employee, you get lots of chances to prove yourself.
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Best place to work
Network Implementation and Operations Engineer (Current Employee) –  bangalore24 November 2017
Good benefits and the best place to work. Management is well focused on future.
One of the best companies to work for in the field of Networking.
Lots of benefits
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Productive great place to work
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MA17 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.
Pros
great culture and good management
Cons
none at this time
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Technical People have no People Skills / No Training
Lead Technical Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Reston, VA9 November 2017
Technical People have no People Skills / No Training


I started with no training. They got upset with me once they figured out I was trained. Confusing
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Good Work Environment
Sr. Applicaton Security Engineer (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MA6 November 2017
Good Work Environment with good work life balance which seeks to balance the Work pressure .

Need to improve in the Hierarchy of the Team Structure
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Good work balance
Architect (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CA30 October 2017
Good work balance and benefits are good.

Company is large and has way too many processes to quickly implement ideas. There are processes for the processes.
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