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Akamai Reviews

Updated 17 January 2019
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  • "Work Life Balance could be better" (in 46 reviews)

  • "no cons to say its great company" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    technologies
    work-life balance
    self development
    learning a lot
    culture

    Cons

    I can not see any


  2. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    Great work live balance and great people to work with.

    Love the tech and the sense of you are making a direct difference to thousands with the work you put in.

    Cons

    Career ladder is stagnant, Pay differs wildly.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear actionable steps to all not just favored.

  3. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    Up beat dynamic team - all driving for success!

    Cons

    Male dominated management in EMEA & HQ

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the feet on the street -


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Job review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work culture and environment

    Cons

    Tough to get info within org

    Advice to Management

    To create more transparency within the prganisation


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Engagement Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company will offer flexibility and option to work from home. Opportunity to change role within the company that privilege retention.

    Cons

    Management is poor, although communications are opened. Suits best an individual that is self-managed and can take initiatives. Would be difficult for individual without experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Things are improving, but moving very slowly. Company could benefit to hire external experienced managers to improve diversity.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart Solutions and people. You can learn a lot on process and on your job by exchanging with your peers. A lot of flexibility on your daily job.

    Cons

    Long day of work. Not easy to balance private and business life


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Superb Company."

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    Former Employee - Senior Leadership Team in Addlestone, England
    Former Employee - Senior Leadership Team in Addlestone, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The 'Silent Helper' making the internet faster, safer, more reliable. The biggest internet company that no one's heard of.

    Great technology, great people, solving great problems.

    Commitment to customer success like I've never seen.

    Cons

    Extra layers of governance and oversight can sometimes stifle fast decisions and progress.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the original culture be diluted.

  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong products and clients, good benefits and opportunities, great people. Constantly on top of market for a good reason. New acquisitions made kept things exciting

    Cons

    Links between departments, somewhat siloed. location to be desired but recently opened new London office in much better location.


  9. "Engineering director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding culture, extremely smart and fun people, fascinating technology problems to solve

    Cons

    Somewhat immature processes and organization, unnecessary complexity in systems and business processes due to lack of effective management processes.


  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership team and people.

    Cons

    Competition has grown significantly in both web performance and security