Extreme Networks Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Extreme Networks President and CEO Ed Meyercord
Ed Meyercord
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  • Professional, great management, good work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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

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

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

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Lots of great energy, Not so steady growth

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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...


  3. 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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Former employee (Enterasys to Extreme)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Enjoyed the working environment. Had a great manager in my QA group. I thought the director of QA was approachable and looked out for the employees as best he could.

    Cons

    Zero growth as a company since they acquired Enterasys Networks (whom I used to work for). Lack of full vision for company. Too many rumors, not enough communication from executive team to employees.


  6. 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


  7. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Extreme Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, solid solutions, good benefits, and unlimited free snacks/drinks. Has the potential to be great.

    Cons

    Can't get out of it's own way. More internal than external problems. Too much politics, playing favorites, and people sucking up. An employees work should speak for itself instead of their ability to brown nose. No go to market strategy or true identity. At first the acquirement of Enterasys by Extreme only seemed logical in order to compete with the bigger players in the market, but looking back it was a big mistake. The integration is still not fully complete, big disconnect going on between CA and NH offices. No communication going on, takes forever to solve any internal problem. If a reasonable issue is brought to upper management, they will acknowledge it and stall until people forget or back down so nothing is ever truly addressed or solved.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees, they are the ones in the trenches every day talking to and understanding the customers on a deeper level than anyone else in the organization. Get out of the data center business and get back to the basics, routing/switching and wireless which are their biggest strengths.


  8. Uphill battle.....

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work with terrific people across all roles and geographies. Very flexible work environment overall with work from home or in the office as you see fit... Pretty good benefits overall. They have some truly differentiating technology too....

    Cons

    .....however, there is very little agreement within the company on how to leverage this differentiation in the marketplace. Lots of work "silos" happening with no clear direction, or strategy. The merge of Enterasys and Extreme has been more of a collision than an integration and corporate culture has suffered greatly with lots of great people leaving because of this. There is currently no clear direction or identity for the company. Just laid off 18% of the company with others leaving on their own. Very gloomy feeling within the company right now overall.

    Advice to Management

    You say you have a plan.... lets see if it makes sense.... HUGE changes are needed soon or this company will be broken up and sold in pieces...


  9. directions shift more than the wind

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NH

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

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

    Pros

    The people. refreshments. benefits were solid and competitive.

    Cons

    cross training was something that was talked about, but more often then not, opportunities were not really given. raises and bonuses... non-existent. who knows what the future looks like?

    Advice to Management

    create a plan... and stick to it.


  10. Company-wide Layoffs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer and Testers in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer and Testers in Salem, NH

    I worked at Extreme Networks (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It was a great place to work while it was EnteraSys,

    Cons

    I am not sure about this company's future.


  11. used to be a switching company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Period in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Period in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Extreme Networks (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people working there.

    Cons

    lack of focus from high management team. no clear go to market strategy.



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