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Akamai Technologies, Inc. Employer Reviews

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A fast growing company with very intelligent employees
Program Manager (Current Employee), Cambridge, MAFebruary 19, 2015
Pros: unlimited vacation, ability to work remotely, & the best benefits possible
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.
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Great benefits, not so great security
Senior Software Engineer - Content Data Networks (Former Employee), San Diego, CADecember 27, 2014
Pros: low-stress, big company benefits, rsu's
Cons: low security, endless meetings, dated technologies
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.
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Great company
Payroll Analyst-International/US (Current Employee), Cambridge, MANovember 16, 2014
Pros: growth
Great company, well established in its industry.
Day to day responsibilities are challenging.
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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
Pros: good pay and benefits
Cons: job retention not good in co anyway.
It was a buyout of Nine Systems in Denver that eventually was absorbed then closed in Denver.
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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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Productive
Associate Solutions Architect Intern (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAOctober 7, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: hectic
Management is great. Co-workers are helpful and cool. Learnt a lot of things.
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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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Best work place !
Security Operations Center Specialist (Current Employee), Hollywood, FLMay 29, 2014
Best place to work !
Great People. Great culture.

Working with exciting technologies every day.
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Dynamic fast paced
Sr. Logistics Team Lead and Project Manager (Current Employee), Cambridge, MAMay 8, 2014
I learned a lot at Akamai. Most important, I learned to have the self confidence in myself needed to make it through 7 years at Akamai.
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Powerhouse Company with a compelling story
Senior Account Development Executive (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAMarch 5, 2014
Pros: performance is rewarded, a culture of collaboration, off-site team events, emphasis on success and a career path.
Cons: over-emphasis on metrics.
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.
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java developer
Sr. Java/J2EE Developer (Former Employee), MAJanuary 8, 2014
• Over 6+ years of experience in (3D) Design, Development, and Deployment of Enterprise Applications that encapsulate Front-End Web technologies and Back-End Web Services using Java/J2EE technologies.
• Expertise with frameworks such as Spring, Struts, Hibernate, JSF, Log4J, JNDI, JDBC, Servlets, JSP, XML, XSD, XSLT, JSON, Java Beans, JAX-RPC,JAX-WS API for SOAP services and JAX-RS.
• Skilled in UI Development using HTML, Ajax, JavaScript, JSON, JQuery and CSS.
• Knowledge of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and implementation experience with SOAP and RESTful Web Services.
• Experience in developing, deploying and administering the applications on the JBOSS, WebLogic, WebSphere and Tomcat platforms.
• Experience in unit testing the applications using JUnit Framework.
• Proficient in OO Methodology, Analysis/Design Principles and Design patterns.
• Experience in writing SQL, PL/SQL, Stored Procedures, Cursors, and Triggers with Oracle, SQL Server, and MYSQL.
• Experience in various project implementation methodologies such as SDLC, Agile and Scrum.
• Experience in developing UML use cases, class, sequence and deployment diagrams using Microsoft Visio.
• Experience in requirement analysis and document functional and technical design documents.
• Good Team Player with strong communication and organizational skills.
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Excellent company to work for
Senior Account Development Executive (Former Employee), Cambridge, MADecember 9, 2013
Pros: excellent work environment, collaboration and creativity encouraged
Cons: pace of innovation sometimes collides with practical realities involved with marketing, selling and supporting services.
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.
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Not Recommended for designer
User Experience Design Contractor (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAAugust 28, 2013
Pros: work life balance
Cons: bad managment
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.
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Good place for engineer, but not for designer
User Experience Designer (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAJuly 9, 2013
the developer groups are good to work with. But the design team is not well managed.
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Fun company and great employees
Account Manager / Streaming Project Manager (Former Employee), San DiegoApril 30, 2013
Pros: exciting and cutting edge / great insurance and stock options
Cons: pay was a little low
This was a great company to work for. I learned a lot about the internet industry. The employees have kept in touch with each other as we were very close.
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One of the best places to work
Senior Director Americas Technical Support (Current Employee), Cambridge, MAApril 1, 2013
Pros: great people to work with
Cons: never really off the job. unlimited vacation policy
Great place to work in your young single and live in the Cambridge area. This is the hub of the Internet and new an exciting things are always going on.
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productive fun place
mail clerk (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAMarch 9, 2013
Pros: unlimiited vacation
Cons: did not like my manager
productive fun place . 20 5 of the worlds internet uses Akamai
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Masters of the Internet!
Vice-president, Corporate Marketing (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAFebruary 27, 2013
Akamai is going through a slow but steady transformation which is hard in some ways for those who work there but its also really exciting. The opportunity is huge.
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Solutions Architect Co-op
Solutions Architect Co-op (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAJanuary 22, 2013
A very hands on approach towards Co-ops and Internships which was very refreshing to see. They actually give the Interns and Co-ops customer facing work as soon after they are internally trained and certified. You would learn an amazing amount of Internet Technologies. Very friendly and productive environment.
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Nice people and nice working environment
Summer Intern (Former Employee), San Mateo, CAOctober 25, 2012
Here you don't need to follow a strict time table, just finish your work on time.
People here are very nice.