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Akamai Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2019

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Akamai CEO Tom Leighton
Tom Leighton
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  1. "SDR"

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    Current Employee - SDR in London, 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

    Akamai2019-06-21
  2. "Mixed Experience"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    You're too busy trying to be great managers which is easy but success is short lived. May be you should stop, take a step back and try being great leaders instead!

    Akamai2019-03-13
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    technologies work-life balance self development learning a lot culture

    Cons

    I can not see any

    Akamai2018-10-04
  4. "Sales"

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    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.

    Akamai2018-05-30
  5. "Sales"

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    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 -

    Akamai2018-04-09
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Job review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for 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

    Akamai2018-04-03
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Engagement Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for 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.

    Akamai2018-03-07
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for 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

    Akamai2017-10-09
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Superb Company."

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

    I worked at Akamai full-time for 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.

    Akamai2017-09-01
  10. "Good company"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai

    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.

    Akamai2017-05-21
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