Extreme Networks Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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Extreme Networks President and CEO Ed Meyercord
Ed Meyercord
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Pros
  • Professional, great management, good work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • A great work environment and some awesome technology (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Enterasys Management give favoritism to legacy (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Integration Is Tough

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH

    I worked at Extreme Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Integration between Enterasys and Extreme Networks did not go well. Extreme Networks could not make a forward moving decision on product and direction, resulting in layoffs. Hopefully the company gets it's act together soon.

    Advice to Management

    Make product decisions that involve input from all levels to ensure the decisions are correct.


  2. QA Test Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Salem, NH

    I worked at Extreme Networks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and collaborative environment surrounded by some very good talent. QA Managers are top notch and each of them have come up through the ranks so they know the testing environment extremely well. Engineering teams work very close with QA as they will not hesitate to get involved with an issue quickly and stick to it until they have it resolved.

    Cons

    Since purchasing Enterasys, Guidance from the top could be improved greatly since there has been so much turn over in the top tier. Merging two companies into one has been painful for those left in the dark.

    Advice to Management

    Communications is key to success. Keep your managers up to date so they can provide some sort of comfort to employees that there is a plan in place to keep moving forward and cutting into new technologies.


  3. Good to see a new CEO

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH

    I worked at Extreme Networks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of great people that always worked well together as a team to help the company. Great long term relationships and experience

    Cons

    Previous CEO should never have been the one to run the company. The Enterasys executive team was a cohesive team that would have done a better job integrating and growing the company

    Advice to Management

    Lots of work to do to get customers, partners and employees to believe there is a good vision and to understand why they should stay.


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  5. Great company and people, but up & down the last couple years!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Order Specialist
    Current Employee - Customer Order Specialist

    I have been working at Extreme Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Beautiful facility and location, flexible work hours and ability to work remote, great people to work with, acceptable benefits, generous with free meals

    Cons

    On our 3rd CEO in the last 3 years, still working out the kinks of merging 2 companies together, lack of necessary headcount has made daily work life very challenging

    Advice to Management

    Ensure a work-life balance is in place, document processes in order to improve training of current and future employees, provide financial incentives for those who go above and beyond


  6. Extreme Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Distribution Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Distribution Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Extreme Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Extreme has been a phenomenal employer for me for almost 3 years. Their encouragement and support of career growth has taken me further than I could've imagined in a fairly short period of time relative to how long most people have been in the industry.

    Cons

    I have no complaints. Extreme has been far too reliable for me to sit here an list negatives. I'm a positive person.

    Advice to Management

    Our management has recently turned the ship around. We have a great outlook for many good reasons. Besides, who am I to advise management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Senior Director, Product Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Extreme Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Outstanding people with strong commitment to success. World-class technology.

    Cons

    Challenge is to gain awareness in a crowded, competitive industry.


  8. Great place to work with fantastic people to work with.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in Holly Springs, NC
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in Holly Springs, NC

    I have been working at Extreme Networks (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work; uplifting environment

    Cons

    Recently experienced a layoff and those who remain are experiencing low morale. Everyone is bouncing back slowly.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Lots of great energy, Not so steady growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Enablement in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Sales Enablement in Salem, NH

    I worked at Extreme Networks (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with inter-departmentally was very friendly and helpful, but many mid-level management seemed to have their own hectic schedules, so lots of follow up.

    Cons

    Some big seats in the company recently freed up, they just restructured their sales department, and had quite a layoff event...so...hopefully they have things under control at this point.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction, make a decision, and actually get everyone on board, rather than just talk about it at so many meetings...


  10. People are the best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineering in Salem, MA
    Current Employee - Network Engineering in Salem, MA

    I have been working at Extreme Networks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the most talented people in the industry

    Cons

    upper management is shaky at best

    Advice to Management

    listen more to what the customer want and not the partners


  11. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Escalation Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Escalation Support Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Extreme Networks (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working flexibilities, work culture

    Cons

    Management is not up to the mark

    Advice to Management

    nothing



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