Akamai vs Symantec

Akamai Technologies backndmage
Jun 7, 2018 22 Comments

Worse comes to worse, as in I fail my remaining interviews, should I stay at Akamai or go to Symantec? In either case, I’ll still be interviewing again after 6-9 months.

Akamai:
117,300 base 10% bonus, 47k/4 years rsu

Symantec:
130,000 base 10% bonus, 15k signing bonus and 25k/4 years RSU

The only gripe I have about Symantec is that this position I need to solve customer issues and provide patch fixes for them. I can probably learn a lot from working on the different issues on the products, but I don’t like issue fixing. I’ll just be doing it for the money.

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TOP 22 Comments
  • Symantec viruses
    Come here and flight bad guys!
    Jun 20, 2018 3
    • New Kalesa
      By bad guys, did you mean the Symantec management?
      Jun 21, 2018
    • Symantec viruses
      Lol
      Jul 3, 2018
    • Symantec ceosrbozos
      We can barely protect out own product from our own code, much less your machine from attackers.
      Jul 17, 2018
  • Akamai Technologies low
    You got lowballed at akamai
    Jun 7, 2018 6
    • Akamai Technologies low
      Almost similar except base 132k...new grad
      Jun 7, 2018
    • Akamai Technologies backndmage
      OP
      Da fuq...
      Jun 7, 2018
    • Amazon PvJm16
      R u serious? Akamai pays that high to new grad? 😳😳 Did you gave work ex in any other country
      Jun 21, 2018
    • Akamai Technologies Nan0Nan0
      132k TC or package? Which level were you hired into; a new grad wouldn't be in a 132k starting salary band.
      Sep 15, 2018
    • Akamai Technologies 3ytu59
      Base..SE II
      Sep 15, 2018
  • Cisco / Eng
    HelloE

    Cisco Eng

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    HelloEmore
    I don’t think it’s worth switching to Symantec, it’s a low offer. Just prepare Leetcode and practice interviews and go for big one. 6-9 months in a new company is not worth it.

    I switched to a startup 8 months ago and now getting into Microsoft. I feel the startup switch was not needed but it helped me to get into MS.
    Jun 7, 2018 2
    • Akamai Technologies backndmage
      OP
      Do you not think it’ll be a learning experience?
      Jun 7, 2018
    • Cisco / Eng
      HelloE

      Cisco Eng

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      HelloEmore
      If you plan to switch again in 6-9 months, I don’t recommend it. U will have to defend it in interviews if it’s less than a year. I feel dream big and go for big one
      Jun 7, 2018
  • Akamai Technologies backndmage
    OP
    Ah I see I see... that is true. I have an Uber on-site next Tuesday. God damn I just wish I can ace one of these things already.
    Jun 7, 2018 0
  • Symantec Snoop Dawg
    Is this in consumer or enterprise?
    Jun 7, 2018 1
    • Akamai Technologies backndmage
      OP
      DLP team
      Jun 7, 2018
  • Akamai Technologies moEn77
    While Akamai is not great, leaving for a new gig and then again in 6-9 months is a waste of energy. Training, on boarding, and then fielding customer support calls at a new company with a new process only to quit? Waste of resume space and time
    Aug 30, 2018 0
  • Akamai Technologies Fortunato
    Take the Symantec offer. It’s okay, and more churn is more pressure on pay in general.
    Jun 8, 2018 0
  • Cisco / Eng
    HelloE

    Cisco Eng

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    500 Startups
    HelloEmore
    Good luck.
    Jun 7, 2018 0
  • Akamai Technologies backndmage
    OP
    A little over 2. San Francisco for both. I already live here. And yes I am!
    Jun 7, 2018 0
  • Cisco / Eng
    HelloE

    Cisco Eng

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    HelloEmore
    How many yoe? Location ? Ru software engineer ?
    Jun 7, 2018 0