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It's Official - Akamai is a Great Place to Work

Written by

Andres Gonzalez

May 25, 2021

Andres Gonzalez is the VP Global Services at Akamai Technologies in Costa Rica.

When Akamai Costa Rica won the 'Great Place to Work' award, we were delighted. It's a wonderful achievement that really means a lot to Akamai and to all the collaborators who have worked here. It highlights the great working environment that Akamai have created for us. But it also shines a light on all the contributions made by our collaborators over the years.

Importantly, the award is a special thanks to everyone who's been part of Akamai Costa Rica. We've built a great place to work, together. We've been able to develop ourselves, enhance our skills, innovate and achieve our career goals. But, at the same time, we've used top technologies to have a profound impact on our customers, and enhanced our community with all kinds of volunteering activities. It's this level of impact, I believe, that differentiates us from other companies.  

For example, partnering with organizations such as Rocket Girls, Fundavida and Youth with a Mission, our activities have included taking our first (and very own) Innovation Lab - 'Danny's Mobile Lab' - to Guanacaste to do workshops with local schools. Equipped with the latest technology, it's a fantastic space for both employees and the community to learn about programming, 3D printing, laser cutting and much more. This Lab, also onsite at the Akamai building in San Jose; was named in honor of Danny Lewin, our co-founder, who sadly passed away in 9-11.

Encouraging students to engage in STEM subjects is very important to us too. We've impacted hundreds of students from schools, high schools and different organizations with workshops like 'Robotics', 'How the Internet Works', career counselling and so much more.        

Our award also shows how, as a Center of Excellence for Akamai, we align ourselves to the values of the company: 

Customer First: We put our customers at the forefront of everything we do. Their success is our success. 

One Akamai: We achieve success through the cooperative exchange of skills and ideas. Through collaboration, we strive for win-win solutions that best serve both our teams and our customers. 

Innovation: We challenge ourselves to create new products that deliver real customer value, continuously finding creative ways to solve problems and achieve results. Our technology leadership is unparalleled in the industry, and we're motivated to stay in the lead.  

Urgency and Persistence: Like our co-founder Danny Lewin, we always act with a sense of urgency to solve the hardest problems. Even in the face of the biggest obstacles, we persevere with courage and fortitude to find solutions.  

Integrity and trust: We conduct our business with the highest degree of ethics, honesty and transparency. We're committed to earning the trust and confidence of our colleagues and customers, and we always aim to act for the absolute good of the whole.  

Inclusion: We treat one another with respect and dignity, while valuing and celebrating diversity of thoughts, ideas and solutions. We provide opportunities for our people to grow, flourish and achieve great things. 

Giving back: We provide active support and meaningful enrichment to the communities in which we live and work. 

As for our future vision? We want to position ourselves as an Innovative Center of Excellence. An organization that has a strong impact on local society, while delivering top-quality services to our valuable customers. We want to be known as a place that provides our collaborators with opportunities to innovate, have fun and take their careers to the next level.



Written by

Andres Gonzalez

May 25, 2021

Andres Gonzalez is the VP Global Services at Akamai Technologies in Costa Rica.