Best Places to Work in IT 2015 Employer Profile

No. 9, Midsize


Cambridge, Mass. [New England]

Why you want to work there

IT hiring practices at Akamai, a Cambridge, Mass., cloud computing services and content delivery network (CDN) provider, favor candidates who want to work with the latest technologies and are willing to take risks. Bike racks, Ping-Pong tables, arcade games, on-site fitness centers, company-only screenings of pre-premiere movies and unlimited vacation days up the happiness quotient. And an IT-specific awards program recognizes individuals and teams who have gone beyond the call of duty.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 2,747

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 123

IT employee turnover in 2014: 12%

IT promotions in 2014: 12%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2014: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2014: $6,220