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Working At Akamai

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How employees describe working at Akamai

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Akamai is an awesome company with awesome benefits. Love working there.

great people, interesting problems, huge scale, huge impact, a huge responsibility.

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What it's like to work at Akamai

  • Akamai employees generally work 8.6 hrs a day
  • Employees at Akamai report the work pace is comfortably fast
  • On a typical day, employees at Akamai have 1 meeting
  • 79% of Akamai employees look forward to interacting with their team every day
  • Akamai employees most often take unlimited paid vacation and sick days each year
  • 89% of Akamai employees report they are happy with their work life balance
  • Akamai employees typically get valuable feedback on how to improve at work Once a month
  • 88% of Akamai employees call their work environment positive

Q&A With Akamai Employees

Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • Business casual is probably enough, but know your audience and the expectations of your potential role.

  • Business casual should do the trick.

  • Depends

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  • Very. From a design standpoint less so - we are not here to innovate new UI directions, we are here to make our users tasks as seamless as possible in an industry with a level of irreducible complexity.

  • Not anymore

  • Not at all... new products come from acquiring other companies.

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  • Top Employee Response

    Very good ones. Matching 401k, good health/dental/vision, subsidized transportation/parking, good parental leave, flexible schedule and work from home, education tuition reimbursement, regular bonuses, stock for good performance, and a myriad smaller things.

  • Minimum by law

  • Insurance, "Unlimited" PTO, Bonus, RSUs for some.

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • No drug test, yes to a background check; I think those things are stricter if you are a contractor/contingent worker than if you are hired on full time.

  • Background check. Not sure on anything else, but not be surprised

  • They don't drug test. I'm sure they do some sort of background check, the question is what do they look for?

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • 3 months

  • Maybe a couple of phone screens, then an on-site interview of several hours depending on the number of interviewers (5 in average).

  • The longest part was dealing with HR. They slowed things down immeasurably. It could have been done in a day, but ended up taking weeks.

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  • Top Employee Response

    Disgusting

  • Similar.

  • It was about average, nothing really unusual about the interview.

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • They are all childish

  • it was too long ago, I can't remember.

  • How would you architect Monopoly for online players?

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • Well under average

  • Above average, it all depends on the teams.

  • I joined Akamai as part of an acquisition. My interview process was probably not typical. I just had some discussions with folks in different groups that was primarily about where my position would be within the various organizations.

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  • Work-life balance for me is great, as I work from home.

  • Not at all difficult.

  • Not difficult

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • Top Employee Response

    For the most part, very.

  • Not so much due to recent layoffs.

  • They have had several RIFs since I've been here (even though the company is profitable). People are not let go do to job performance but for purely budgeting needs. The decision is made far away from any line manager or director. The individuals deciding who is fired have never met those being fired or interacted with them in any way. So basically with no warning and from out of the blue an employee at Akamai find themselves out of a job.

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • It will vary across divisions, but generally it's something that Akamai outlines as a priority. It's give and take, as an employee must also understand there are crunch times which will require more focus on work.

  • Not always great... being out of touch or unreachable is frowned upon, even while you are on vacation. Some people expect folks to still join meetings while on vacation or otherwise away from work.

  • For admins, I think it depends a lot on who you work for, but compensation scales reasonably with the availability requirement. Nearly all execs are offline for a few hours in the early evening with their families, but there is a late-night burst of email and then early AM from the APJ offices.

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • They are relatively few and far between, mostly dependent on your team or department. The only company outings I've been on have been field-day-like outings which are fun, holiday parties, which are very good, and occasionally extravagant all-hands meetings with bands, BBQ, giveaways, etc.

  • What company outings? It is strictly forbidden to spend expense any meal or event at which a customer is not present.

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • Business casual or even less formal - t-shirts and jeans, even shorts, are not out of place.

  • Varies depending on location and function.

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • Not allowed (to my dismay), at least in the Cambridge offices.

  • No pets.

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • Because UX design is such a broad collection of disciplines, how do you break down your own skills and preferences between research/strategy, IA/interaction design, visual design, and front end coding?

  • Difficult to say

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • It is one of the most loyal and transparent companies I've ever worked for. I trust the upper management to do the right thing more than anywhere else I've been, and they really seem to want to do what is best for their people as well as their shareholders.

  • Cannot think any reason why

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • Depends on whom you are friend of

  • There's an Akamai Anywhere program, and lots of teams have remote people.

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • Top Employee Response

    It's actually not that hard, as Akamai is having a hard time attracting talent with FB, Google and others in the Bay.

  • Don't even try it

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • Avoid it

  • Showing that even if you don't know an answer, you're able to ask the right questions and try to determine an appropriate answer.

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • Raises have been ok on a yearly basis, although 2018 wasn't great.

  • They regularly have cancelled raises all together while I've been here. This even though they are making a profit.

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Asked to the Engineering Department at Akamai

  • There are some very good people here, but the office in Santa Clara seems to be crowded with lots of B players, mostly because it's hard from a recruiting standpoint to compete with the Facebook and Google of the world in the Bay.

  • Certainly some bright minds and hardworking folks, but the bulk of the team is average, mostly due to the heavy competition in the Bay, with Akamai being at odds with the giants and not being able to compete financially wise, and more recently not being able to trigger interest in candidates from a projects/technology standpoint.

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Asked to the Engineering Department at Akamai

  • Execution centric in my division, limited room for innovation.

  • Average. A lot of the people with some level of vision have left or been let go, so we're left with people purely focused on execution, leaving very little room for creativity.

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • Slow. The disorganization means nothing gets done very fast.

  • Everchanging

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • None, unless having to pay for your own coffee is a perk.

  • Unlimited PTO

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Asked to all employees at Akamai

  • Candid and constant

  • There is zero communication. It is very confusing. There are far to few managers... you rarely speak to your manager. Weeks or months can go by without getting any communication from management.

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