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Akamai Reviews

Updated 31 Mar 2020

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4.3
91%
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Akamai CEO Tom Leighton
Tom Leighton
302 Ratings
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  • "Work/Life balance was bad for the ones who were working on night shift as well(in 53 reviews)

  • "NO cons have seen in my experience(in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Decent Salary, good upper management.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Akamai2020-03-31
  2. "Good fair work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to make mistakes,learn and Affect direct outcomes of large projects

    Cons

    Long working hours, work pressure. Also felt like the culture is North America dominated, opportunities to offshore employees are limited.

    Akamai2020-03-26
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time

    Pros

    Awesome work challenges. Positive and supportive culture.

    Cons

    20 years technical debt, hence sometime very slow in action

    Akamai2020-03-07
  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akamai full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. Amazing people 2. Great team, people always step up to help you 3. Variety of products to work on, wonderful exposure to cloud technologies

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

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    Akamai2020-02-11
  5. "BOCC | Media Operation Engineer | Monotonous Technical Work"

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    Current Employee - Media Operation Engineer II in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Management Flexible in giving leaves Work life balance Engineers Enjoy watching/monitoring many live major events/show/games like GOT, IPL, NBA, NFL You will get opportunity to work with many big online live video provider companies Compensation is fairly good

    Cons

    Once you understand the technology, things will become boring. Not much work to do, engineers fight with each other like Hungary dogs for the food. Few engineers will share each and everything with managers, they will even share when they go for washroom. (can't write the rude language, I had a different version to write though) Biased managers who keep a few chosen engineers at their arm's length. Every team has a chosen engineer favoured for everything. Management gives preference to a few engineers who does bootlick. Two-faced managers. That most favourite engineer will carry out most of the work and will get credit for it. Manager will give work to his favourite engineer and makes others believe that the chosen one is the hard-working engineer in the whole team. Engineers who keep a smiling innocent face in front of the manager and spend hours of talking with them gets the most favoured engineer tag. Those innocent face making engineers show true face to other engineers when managers are not around. Best shift to work is weekend shift. you do 12 hours of work for 3 days and enjoy 4 days of the week off!!! Lots of internal team politics. Engineers will keep a smiling innocent face in front of you who you believe are friends but will do backstabbing, they will complain a lot about you to your managers. Managers enjoy listening to the gossips and they start believing the rumours. The whole management team is built with a motto of let engineers wipe their mess and award the one who wipes really good or even eat their mess really good. Each team will think that they are supreme to others that leads to lot of team-specific escalation to each other. One short advice is to not to join this team as this team looks shittiest in Akamai. Don't join if you are looking for good technical role and career growth. You will be stuck in a loop you will not be able to break it. Akamai as a whole is a really good company but not BOCC.

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    Akamai2020-03-16
  6. "Lot of Benefits for Employees"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on Latest Technologies , Bangalore Employees are given lot of benefits. Lot of Work from home options

    Cons

    Assorted Work , HRs are least bothering Once in a year , there is Firing for cost cutting.

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    Akamai2020-02-22
  7. "Best company fo work for"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Flexible work timings 2. work from home 3. Cabs to and from office 4. State of art bengaluru HQ 5. Perfect work - life balance 6. High compensation and good yearly hikes (better than most product company) 7. Healthy and cheap food options. 8. Plenty of HR benefit programs

    Cons

    1. Few of the projects are using very old technologies which does not have market value. 2. Slow paced learning.

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    Akamai2020-01-22
  8. "Best company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Technical Solutions Engineer Associate in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay Awesome benefits like free food, free cab , wfhs etc Friendly environment

    Cons

    No work like balance in Akamai

    Akamai2020-02-05
  9. "This is the Company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akamai full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company has very good and talented minds to work with. Learning never ends if you want to learn.

    Cons

    I don't see any specific cons about the company, It is a product based company so most of the role limits your work to company product knowledge. Senior people won't leave the company so easily hence growth is not that easy :)

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    Akamai2020-01-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Solutions engineer at Akamai"

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    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    --> Best company to work. --> Good working culture --> Flexible working hours

    Cons

    - NO cons have seen in my experience

    Akamai2020-01-06
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