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Extreme Networks Overview

Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 1001 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 ... More

Extreme Networks – Why Work For Us?


Better Connections. Better Experiences. For Everyone.

At Extreme, we understand that the network is the most strategic business asset for our customers. Our commitment is to enable our customers to make the most of it. As one of the world’s largest leading providers of high-performance networking solutions, we offer our customers the highest quality products, the best customer care in the industry and an ease of doing business that helps businesses thrive.

Our focus is clear­—the best networking experiences and the best customer care. It’s what drives each and every one of us to excel. We have a small company feel, but are a well-established, Silicon Valley-based company with a nimble and entrepreneurial spirit. Our teams and geographies are boundless and we come together to collaborate and solve important issues as One Extreme. We’re focused on redefining the high-performing network.

Learn more about us. We’ve built a unique company where you’re family and making a difference is core and contributions are valued and visible.

Diversity & Inclusion: Together as One Extreme

At Extreme, we believe diversity and inclusion are core to who we are and how we do business. In fact, it’s part of values. We value diversity in approach, ideas and perspectives because as a global team we work together in the pursuit of the best networking experiences and customer care.

Extreme recognizes that we all have multiple facets to our lives—family, career, passions, interests and needs. We know it’s our people that make us a great place to work. It’s this diversity of our people and the inclusive environment we’ve created where we can do our best work individually and collectively.

Simply put, our diversity drives our inclusive One Extreme culture.

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.


We know your needs are different. Extreme has you covered from health and wellness, to financial savings programs; we offer distinct programs to help you and your family be well.

Health Benefits

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

Medical Plans

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

Dental Plan

  • Cigna Dental – PPO plan

Vision Plan

  • Vision Service Plan (employee only coverage provided 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 provides a company match on up to 2.5% of your eligible per pay period compensation at the rate 50% for every $1 you contribute. The Extreme Networks 401(k) Plan also includes a Roth 401(k) feature.

Restricted Stock Units

Extreme offers Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) grants to eligible employees. Employees are able to sell or hold after vesting. RSUs have a three-year vesting schedule, with one-third vesting each year.

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, every six months during the 24 month offering period. The price is discounted 15% from the Fair Market Value of a share of Stock on the Offering Date of the Offering Date Period or the Fair Market Value of a share of stock on the Purchase Date.

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 – with a Limited Flexible Spending option for HSA participants
  • Educational Assistance
  • Business Travel Accident
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Auto & Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance

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

Extreme Networks contributes up to $1,500 per calendar year for family or up to $750 for single coverage into participating employee’s HSA account (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 1 through December 31.

Our Values

It’s our way of life. Day in and day out it’s all about our values. Created by our employees and leaders, our values are a cornerstone of who we are and how we operate.

  • We work together as one team
  • We strive for excellence and innovation in all that we do
  • We are easy to do business with
  • We communicate openly and honestly
  • We are empowered to act
  • We put customers and partners first

Together we are One Extreme.


Our Community

As a global team we work together in the pursuit of the best networking experiences and customer care, but we also are committed to the communities where our employees live and work. Our community involvement is employee driven—employees are encouraged to support what’s important to them and their communities.

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Extreme Networks President and CEO Ed Meyercord
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    Great Place to be with a ton of Potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in San Jose, CA
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Extreme Networks full-time (More than 10 years)


    We have had our issues throughout the years but the current leadership team is headed in the right direction. Good product roadmap, great discussions on how to win, great press, great analyst recommendations, Our board believes in us and our people bleed "purple"......... it is our time!!!


    We play in a tough market, we have to be faster and better than the competition. you have to be willing to step up and make a decision and stand behind it....you are not just another employee number at Extreme, if you can't stand the heat in this kitchen, then step aside.

    Advice to Management

    Focus, Execution, Accountability, Reward and Recognize, then do it al again and again and again....

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    Infrastructure Embedded Linux Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Morrisville, NC
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Extreme Networks (Morrisville, NC) in October 2015.


    Phone Interview (HR): Information on the job requirements. Your strengths. Schedule a date and time for technical interview. Technical Phone Interview: They ask you about Unix Scripting followed by tool chain. Some complex c++ programs. Python. Kernel level driver experience. RTOS concepts.

    Interview Questions

    • Unix Scripting Experience followed by c++ basic concepts and few programs. They ask you about Unix Scripting followed by tool chain. Some complex c++ programs. Python. Kernel level driver experience. RTOS concepts.   1 Answer

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  • Best 40G Core Switching Platform, ZDNet, 2011

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