Akamai Technologies Employee Reviews

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Company great... But not inside NOCC
Platform Operations Engineer (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAApril 26, 2018
If you work inside the NOCC be prepared to be let down.
Horrible management practices. Work life balance practices allowed in other departments not allowed in NOCC.
Incompetent managers and unclear career track lead to a stressful and unfulfilling experience.
Technicians(lowest on the totem pole are leading and in charge of Engineers(highest on the totem pole) Completely baffling.
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Nice Experience
Sr. Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAApril 14, 2018
Nice experience & exposure to cloud products. Top notch customers to work with. Good work life balance.
Typical day takes Program Planning, Pipeline Building, Project Planning/Schedule, Reporting, Analysis, Customer Support, Handling Escalations.
Working with multiple functions Sales, Pre-Sales, Account Management Group, Service Delivery and Support Team.
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Great job
Head Field Technician (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 11, 2018
Was fun working on different deployments and installations with the company. Learned a lot on location. Great communication with home office. Was able to travel.
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good company great people
Project Manager/ EA to VP of Engineering (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAMarch 26, 2018
Was the EA to the VP of Engineering. When he left he promoted me to Project Manager. Reason I left was that company is all tech with no EA positions
Pros
Great team, good work/life balance
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Overall a good company
Senior Director (Former Employee) –  MassachusettsMarch 20, 2018
Overall, a very successful company with a lot of potential. They still have the largest market share in the CDN business. Web security business is growing rapidly, and a key focus for the company.
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Most people liked it
Senior SQA Engineer (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAMarch 10, 2018
.. but I did find it to be fast paced and competitive. If you can't produce on a technical level you are going to be left behind and your coworkers and manager won't (or don't have time to) help. Though there are plenty of courses, presentations, seminars, etc. Future of the company is probably ok, but a bit uncertain. Lots of competition in their traditional space (CDN), but they're making an effort to diversify.

I think the CEO was fine when the company was small and mid-sized and focused primarily on its CDN business. But the company might benefit from a veteran leader with a much more broad experience and vision, since the company needs to continue finding new revenue sources.
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Great company to work with
SOFTWARE ENGINEER, TEST (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAMarch 4, 2018
Great company to work with, great work life balance, good benefits, amazing people to work with. You are given ample time to work and the job is adequately demanding as well.
Pros
good culture, great benefits, company moves at a relaxed pace
Cons
dated technology stack, lot of technical debt
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The co-workers and technology are great
Software Development Manager (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAMarch 1, 2018
Akamai is a good company, although there are too many smart people.. who only like doing things their way, so you end up with dozens of different variations of the same solution, not different enough to be worth the fact they're all one-offs
Pros
great benefits and people
Cons
upper level of management values numbers over people
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Large(ish) company with a startup mentality
Product Manager, Customer Education (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXFebruary 26, 2018
Akamai has many really smart people and it challenges you every day to do your best and make a difference.
Some departments lack vision and as is true for every company, your happiness and job satisfaction very much depends on where you work within the company.
Pros
Excellent Benefits, working with smart people
Cons
Lack of vision in my department
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a great place to be
Software Quality Assurance Engineer (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 16, 2018
meet a lot of smart people; solve real problems; flexible time off policy; located in MIT campus; lots of young people joined; Diversity is respected.
Pros
time off policy
Cons
n/a
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Smart people who care about work and other people
Senior Development Engineer in Test (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 15, 2018
Akamai is full of super smart, committed people that want to work hard building interesting technology. They also care about each other. There is a steep learning curve, but everyone there understands that.
Pros
Interesting technology. Occasional happy hours.
Cons
Complicated work. Heavy process.
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This company is great
Manager, Marketin Programs (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAFebruary 13, 2018
I love working here, the CEO is one of the best I've had the pleasure to work for so far. He is very smart and straight forward. If you are looking for a good workplace culture in the tech space then this is a great place.
Pros
Great CEO
Cons
Marketing Management tends to hire who they know first.
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Good Company
SQA Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAFebruary 12, 2018
Great place to work with good money. I am really thankful for team management for giving me a chance for such a great organization. Comany deals in content delivery.
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Great place to work
Product Manager (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 8, 2018
Great products with significant impact make the job really interesting. The company culture is great, diverse and very international. I definitely recommend Akamai as an employer.
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Great opportunity to gain a global perspective.
Manager (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 8, 2018
Akamai provides the opportunity to deal with a very complex Infrastructure with lots of moving parts that when they break can cause some serious problems to their large customer base. Best training if you ask me.
Pros
Informal.
Cons
multiple buildings.
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Great environment and work culture
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 7, 2018
the company has good team structure and great work environment. collaborative work is encouraged. i was happy to be in a great team that encouraged each other.
Pros
Great benefits, salary is commensurate with market rate, good health, dental and vision plan. decent 401k match, stock options and discounted share purchase program
Cons
the company seems to lack vision on building future products
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Challenging place
Accounting Manager (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJanuary 29, 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, MAJanuary 26, 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, MAJanuary 21, 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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Great work environement
Technical Program Coordinator Intern (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJanuary 16, 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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