December 19, 2012 – Akamai Ranks as a 'Best Places to Work, 2013' in Glassdoor's fifth annual Employees' Choice Awards


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  • Akamai is top Massachusetts-based technology company on list


CAMBRIDGE, MA – December 19, 2012 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, today announced it has been recognized as a Top 50 Best Places to Work, 2013, by Glassdoor. The Employees' Choice Awards, now in its fifth year, rely solely on the input of employees who elect to provide feedback on their job, work environment and company via Glassdoor's anonymous online company review survey.

Akamai is the highest ranked technology company headquartered in Massachusetts on the Glassdoor list, and placed 17th overall.

"We are excited to be named among Glassdoor's Top 50 Best Places to Work," said Robert Hughes, President, Worldwide Operations at Akamai. "This recognition is testament to Akamai's focus on our employees as we continue to create an exciting and challenging workplace that fosters innovation and collaboration. It is the drive, commitment and passion of our employees that is defining Akamai's success."

"The Glassdoor Awards symbolize employees' support for how their employers operate, drive culture and foster success," said Robert Hohman, co-founder and CEO of Glassdoor. "Companies on the 2013 list tend to see high marks for career advancement opportunities, clear company vision and a sense of respect among colleagues."

Close to half a million company reviews were submitted by employees to Glassdoor during the past 12 months to help put their employers in the running for the awards. The Glassdoor company review survey asks employees to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, as well as key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, work/life balance, senior management, and culture & values.

The list was compiled using Glassdoor's proprietary algorithm, and the overall ranking was determined according to each company's overall Glassdoor rating. For the purpose of this report, the overall rating is the cumulative average rating from US-based employees who elected to participate in the survey between November 23, 2011 and November 13, 2012.

Akamai was also named one of Glassdoor's Top 25 Companies for Career Opportunities in America and recently earned recognition as one of The Boston Globe's "Top Places to Work, 2012" and one of India's Best Companies to Work for 2012 by Great Place To Work Institute.

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About Glassdoor
Glassdoor is a jobs and career community that is changing the way people search for jobs, and companies recruit and retain top talent. Job seekers get access to the latest job listings as well as reviews, ratings and salary reports and the ability to see Inside Connections at specific companies based on their Facebook network. Employers turn to Glassdoor to help drive their employment branding and recruiting efforts forward. Glassdoor, founded in 2007, is backed by Benchmark Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, Battery Ventures and DAG Ventures. More information about Glassdoor can be found on its blog, and by following the company on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Glassdoor.com is a registered trademark of Glassdoor, Inc.

About Akamai
Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.
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