Morale

Akamai Technologies xJGl81
Apr 5 26 Comments

Is it just me or has morale plummeted in the past few weeks?

At least in GSS, there was an email accidentally sent out that explained how much a new hire TPM II in security makes. Largely it was more than most Sr TPMs make.

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  • Uber
    yeeeeep

    Uber

    BIO
    I am not TK
    yeeeeepmore
    Note to self: Don’t work at Akamai
    Apr 53
    • Akamai Technologies qPVD46
      Why?
      Apr 5
    • Uber
      yeeeeep

      Uber

      BIO
      I am not TK
      yeeeeepmore
      Because their employees seem to be experiencing a culture with plummeting morale.

      Source: Blind
      Apr 5
    • Akamai Technologies tiredme
      I don't see any one working at Uber coming to Akamai regardless :)
      Apr 9
  • Microsoft h45X
    You have to change companies every few years to keep your pay competitive. Nobody is going to give a huge raise to someone they believe isn’t going anywhere else.
    Apr 51
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

      NewOps

      PRE
      Rakuten USA
      tooQ10more
      Seconding. At age 30 my pay was 27% above what I started at. Now, at 43, it's 23% above what I started at. They know I'm no longer marketable, so why pay more? Should have jumped somewhere in my 30s.
      Apr 6
  • Facebook Probe
    Note to self: Don't work at Akamai
    Apr 50
  • Akamai Technologies irctc
    What was the comp for new hire TPMs?
    Apr 55
    • Akamai Technologies xJGl81
      OP
      $147k ote tpm ii in security in Denver.
      Apr 5
    • Akamai Technologies irctc
      Wtf .. what have others done wrong
      Apr 5
    • Akamai Technologies xJGl81
      OP
      They stayed loyal to the company for too long.
      Apr 5
    • Akamai Technologies VmQQ44
      So ote is base + bonus?
      Apr 5
    • Akamai Technologies xJGl81
      OP
      'on target earnings" yes
      Apr 5
  • Akamai Technologies blad
    I believe it is mostly due to the layoffs quarter after quarter while we are spending large amounts of money acquiring crappy companies like Soha and spending 17 million on marketing campaigns
    Apr 50
  • Akamai Technologies VmQQ44
    It’s because they’re focusing on the wrong things. Unfortunately there’s a singular focus on D&I at the expense of everything else.
    Apr 56
    • Akamai Technologies xJGl81
      OP
      What is d&i
      Apr 5
    • Akamai Technologies VmQQ44
      Diversity & Inclusion
      Apr 5
    • Akamai Technologies xJGl81
      OP
      You're joking, right? There's hardly a focus on d&I and if there was why exactly would that be a problem?
      Apr 5
    • Akamai Technologies VmQQ44
      If you think that then you’re not paying attention. And it’s a problem because it’s not a diversity of opinion, it’s a diversity of skin color, gonads, and sexual preference at the expense of merit and experience. Lots of talented people are leaving because hiring and promotion decisions are being made not based on merit and the best person for the job but where an individual falls on the intersectional hierarchy.
      Apr 5
    • Akamai Technologies xJGl81
      OP
      Yes men have been promoted over talented people with differing opinions since time immemorial. If you believe this is new because of d&I initiatives then you're the one who is not paying attention. Let me guess someone with akinn darker than yours or gonads that are different than yours got a promotion you think you deserved? Who is it that got promoted based on D&I that is of any consequence? Mani Sundaram? Who's been at Akamai for some 18 years?
      Apr 5
    • Akamai Technologies VmQQ44
      Sorry not sure who that is but I don’t care about gender, sexuality, or ethnicity as long as the person is qualified. It’s when decisions are made based not on qualifications but for the sole purpose of “diversity” at the expense of everything else; that is objectionable. There are a lot of people who are unqualified to be working at Akamai but they were “diversity hires”.
      Apr 6
  • Akamai Technologies blad
    I am not sure raising this type of issue is promoted. It's either move up or move out for healthy pay increases 😃
    Apr 90
  • Akamai Technologies irctc
    This is not new. I feel they will make security BU the best out there and sell the BU to someone else.
    Apr 51
    • Akamai Technologies VmQQ44
      Elliot already tried that, didn’t work.
      Apr 5
  • Akamai Technologies tiredme
    *anyone who got that accidental email about pay for new hires
    Apr 90
  • Akamai Technologies tiredme
    Did anyone raise this issue to the team involved in making sure there are no pay descripancies? Recently there was some kind of investigation done by a third party regarding pay equality at Akamai
    Apr 90

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