Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 8, Midsize

Akamai

Cambridge, Mass. [New England]
https://www.akamai.com/
https://www.akamai.com/us/en/about/careers/
Akamai
Credit: Marc Barry

Why you want to work there

Technologists at this Cambridge, Mass., provider of cloud computing and content delivery services enjoy challenging assignments, frequent promotions and the ability to work with cutting-edge technologies in real-world settings. Ping-Pong, foosball, video games and activities like Pi Day celebrations keep the work atmosphere convivial, while workout areas, bike racks, health club access and healthy food help employees with wellness goals. Unlimited vacation, telework options and flexible scheduling give tech employees control of their own schedules, and an IT-specific awards program ensures that their work and that of their peers is recognized.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 3,229

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 144

IT employee turnover in 2016: 9%

IT promotions in 2016: 9%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $5,069

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: No set maximum

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: No set maximum

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 86%