Akamai Overview

  • www.akamai.com
  • Cambridge, MA
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 1998
  • Company - Public (AKAM)
  • IT Service
  • $2 to $5 billion (USD)

Akamai is your competitive edge for digital transformation. The edge — it’s the next frontier of digital transformation. It’s where users connect, where digital life is experienced, where clouds, devices and vast streams of data come together. Akamai is the edge. Our ...
Mission: Our mission is to make digital experiences fast, intelligent, and secure.

Company Updates

October 13, 2021
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With #HispanicHeritageMonth, we wanted to check in with a member of our Ohana Employee Resource Group (ERG) to tell us more about the ERG and the month. Meet Yancy 👋 A Technical Project Manager based in 📍 New York for #AkamaiUS. “The Ohana ERG looks to further and expand the work, inclusion, and support of our incredibly diverse talent, from employees of Latino & Black descent and beyond! It is an opportunity to connect and share with Akamai’s best and brightest whilst learning and growing from the wide variety of knowledge and lessons that each has to offer. All in support of a collective desire to foster a more inclusive and diverse work environment.” How is it going for celebrations for National Hispanic Heritage Month? 🎉 “The celebration has already begun! Ohana supports a wide variety of events, and for this month, there are digital meet-ups to celebrate all aspects of Hispanic life - culture, tradition, and of course la Comida! We’ve had contributions from members of all backgrounds - Puerto Rican, Costa Rican, and Venezuelan!”
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October 6, 2021
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Last week, we hosted our third annual Akamai People Experience (APEX) Career Expo for our employees globally. 🌍 At Akamai, we know that our #1 asset is our people. During the three days, we share information and resources that empower our employees to achieve their personal and professional development goals; as well as an avenue to network with new colleagues. Sessions included: Mentoring@Akamai 🤝, where employees can learn about the mentoring platform we run. Career Path Options 💼, where those who are curious about roles outside their current career path can hear from other colleagues who have switched roles. A day in the life… ☀️, where employees can hear from fellow colleagues about what it means to be at Akamai. All of this and 30+ more sessions! Following a great response to last year’s virtual format, this year was also virtual to be inclusive of our truly global community, offices large and small around the world. 🌍
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Akamai Reviews

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"Challenges Ahead, Tackle them face on"

Sep 25, 2021 - Anonymous Employee
Positive Outlook


There have been a number of recent high profile incidents which have refocused the company on core platform reliability. Management seem receptive to change and investment is being directed in areas


- Dealing with legacy systems (although there is now lots of scope to improve this)

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Keep up the good work, continue listen to and consider the engineers who build and run the core platform, continue to push the company in the direction of platform & reliability first. Don’t fall
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Akamai Interviews

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Applied online38%
Employee Referral17%

  1. Security Consultant II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Costa Rica
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    Positive Experience
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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Akamai (Costa Rica)


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    1 hour and a half technical call with managers and engineers.

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Akamai Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Global Tech LeaderThompson Reuters2018
  • Perfect 100 - Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality IndexHuman Rights Campaign2018
  • Americas Most Just CompaniesForbes2017
  • Perfect 100 - Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality IndexHuman Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index2017
  • Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Large CompaniesGlassdoor2017

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