Akamai Reviews

Updated 7 May 2021

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4.4
91%
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Akamai CEO Tom Leighton
Tom Leighton
1,168 Ratings
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  • "sometimes the work can get out of hand but mostly we do have a good work life balance(in 59 reviews)

  • "No career progression ppportunities within middle management(in 28 reviews)

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  1. "SDR"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative (SDR) 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best company i've ever worked for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  2. "Software co"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    International Market leader in the security software

    Cons

    The Lack of progression opportunities in middle management especially for woman

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Treated as a number not an individual"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    good salary and good location

    Cons

    Matrix management was very poor

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  4. "great place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    great people and atmosphere in the office.

    Cons

    some times not a clear strategy

  5. "Great Company, with Great people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic and forward thinking Staff are looked after Colleagues are generally helpful

    Cons

    More Technical support staff needed locally IT system due to high security can be clunky

  6. "Heading in the right direction"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Working with some very smart people (Internet protocol development, kernel level engineering etc). - Smart humble people! they really are the best quality about this company! - Depending on the manager - can have good mentor-ship opportunities/continuing professional development - Encouraged to get involved in communities such as the IETF - Ability to relocate between offices - Good work life balance, generous remote work policy

    Cons

    - Salary lags behind competitors - Can be tough to make positive change (lots of process & hurdles to go through can make even small changes difficult). - Sometimes management decisions seem tone def. - Sometimes projects seem doomed to fail - (Understaffed/resourced)

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  7. "So much more than a CDN!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Addlestone, England, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to work, strong leadership Good people people & benefits Industry leading solutions

    Cons

    No major cons, but there was room for improvement with sales ops tools.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "London Office"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    None to mention, especially the Addlestone office

    Cons

    Beware of this company, especially the Addlestone officce

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  9. "SDR"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SDR in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Autonomy is great within the company

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed Experience"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TPM 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Going big with great future plans and roadmap;

    Cons

    Extensive and monotonous online based training, mainly watching video clips, which IMO is quite ineffective and tedious; Lack of meaningful support and development; Mgmt can be quite oblivious to their team's overwhelming workload and provide little support ; Overstretched resources; Very poor work-life balance; Training and Professional Development budget is either tight or poorly spent

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