Extreme Networks


Extreme Networks – Why Work For Us?


Innovation and Intelligent Design

Extreme Networks provides high-performance, open networking innovations for enterprises, services providers, and internet exchanges. With the acquisition of Enterasys Networks, together we have become one of the largest networking companies in the world.

xtreme Networks® believes that valuing and encouraging a diversified workforce will broaden the company perspective and promote the exchange of ideas. We further believe that diversity will foster a work culture that will be able to meet the demands of the global market. Our commitment to a diverse workforce is carried out through all levels of our hiring and employment practices.

EEO Clause

Extreme Networks Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Extreme is committed to providing Equal Opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, medical condition, or status as a Disabled or Vietnam Era Veteran.


Extreme Networks offers a dynamic and challenging opportunity to further your career and be part of a great culture. We offer a competitive benefits package to our employees.

Health Benefits

Health, dental, and vision coverage is offered to all eligible employees, spouse or domestic partners and dependents.

Medical Plans

  • Cigna Healthcare – HMO, PPO & Health Savings Account (HSA) options
  • Kaiser Permanente (California Employees) – HMO & Health Savings Account (HSA) options

Dental Plan

  • Cigna Dental – PPO option

Vision Plan

  • Vision Service Plan (provided to employees at no cost!)

Extreme Networks 401(k) Plan – Company Matching

The 401(k) plan, administered by Charles Schwab, is available to employees as of their date of hire. Employees may defer up to 100% of their pay, up to the IRS maximum. Extreme Networks will match 50 cents for every dollar you contribute up to 2.5% of your per pay period compensation. The Extreme Networks 401(k) Plan also includes a Roth 401(k) feature.

Employee Stock Options

The Company offers Stock Options that vest 25% after one year of employment, with the remaining 75% vesting in 36 equal monthly increments thereafter.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Extreme provides employees with an opportunity to acquire a proprietary interest in the Company through the purchase of stock. Purchases are made through accumulated, post-tax payroll deductions. Stock is purchased at the end of each Purchase Period, four times per year. The price is discounted 15% from the lower price on either the first day or the last day of the three (3) month Purchase Period.

Other Benefits

  • Short/Long Term Disability/Long Term Disability Buy Up
  • Basic Life/AD&D
  • Supplemental Life & Supplemental AD&D
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Pre Paid Legal Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Educational Assistance
  • Business Travel Accident
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Pet Insurance

Health Savings (HSA) and Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending (FSA) Accounts

Extreme Networks contributes up to $500 per calendar year into each employee’s HSA or FSA as applicable (prorated for new hires).

Extreme Networks offers Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts that allow you to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. The plan year for this program is January 1st through December 31st.

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Extreme Networks Interviews

Updated Nov 8, 2014
Updated Nov 8, 2014

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    Network Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Extreme Networks in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Met the hiring manager at a career fair on campus and gave him my resume. A couple of days later, he emailed me requesting a phone interview. It was mostly technical but also behavioral. He immediately set up a second on site interview which turned out to be more of a tour because no questions were ever asked. The next day, I recieved an offer. It seems like a really great company to work for and I am looking forward to the experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain to me the process you would use if you came home and you were unable to connect to the Internet.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate the pay. It was very competitive and it is my first networking job so I was very happy with the offer.
    Accepted Offer

Extreme Networks Awards & Accolades

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Best 40G Core Switching Platform, ZDNet, 2011

Additional Info

Website www.extremenetworks.com
Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Public (EXTR)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) is setting a new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation and market leading service and support. The company delivers high-performance switching and routing products for data center and core-to-edge networks, wired/wireless LAN access, and unified network management and control. Our award-winning solutions include software-defined networking (SDN), cloud and high-density Wi-Fi, BYOD and enterprise mobility, identity access management and security. Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose... More

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