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Extreme Networks Reviews

Updated September 24, 2018
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Pros
  • "Provides environment for work-life balance" (in 37 reviews)

  • "Collaborative work environment allowing you to grow your skill set quickly" (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Politically charged upper management" (in 13 reviews)

  • "The work/life balance is pretty good, but I would like to see more vacation/personal days to make that balance a bit better" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Extreme Networks"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and great vision

    Cons

    Commissions team are very confused will the acquisitions, resulting in many payment adjustments.


  2. "Fake Culture. Poor Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in North Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sadly, it's gone from a great place to a horrible place to work. Zero pros at this time

    Cons

    Ineffective leadership across most functional areas, especially sales. Management through intimidation and fear is the norm, as they panic about declining stock price and potential loss of their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CRO and much of the downstream senior leadership. Think about it... we've gone from $300M to $1B virtually overnight and they're simply not up to the challenge. PLEASE find a team who understands what it takes to build a company, instead of pretending that we're something we're not. We. Are. Not. Cisco. What don't they understand about that? Pathetic to say the least

  3. Helpful (3)

    "OK place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Extreme Networks full-time

    Pros

    Some very nice people to work with, great work and life balance.

    Cons

    You don't get much opportunities to grow, though. Not recommend for young or ambitious people. HR is simply horrible, especially those came with acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    The FTO policy is simply stupid, most people felt being robbed for thousands of dollars.


  4. "Sales specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    many options to work remotely; work offices have pleasant environment

    Cons

    difficult to keep everyone on the same page; many different locations to coordinate for unified decision-making; too many temps and always training new ones

    Advice to Management

    Continue to unify the disparate offices; add resources to support the infrastructure vs hiring temps that need continuous training


  5. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Extreme Networks full-time

    Pros

    It is a nice place to work with a nice atmosphere

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Slipping"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Extreme Networks full-time

    Pros

    A lot of the people including some executive management, are awesome and great to work with

    Cons

    Weak vision and strategy, lots of antiquated and delusional views. Executive management constantly changing titles while everyone working for them has no internal promotion path. Poor execution on acquisitions. Ugliest corporate sponsored clothing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great. Everyone wants to win and interested in helping in any way.

    Cons

    The Sales leadership: playing from an ancient Cisco playbook. Questionable acquisitions. Where's the BoD?

  8. Helpful (1)

    "territory sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Extreme Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    little red tape very flat organization

    Cons

    older sales management longing for the way things used to be. unrealized acquisitions.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stale"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Extreme Networks full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits were great.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and poor morale.


  10. "Extreme Networks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Extreme Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, 401k matching, bonuses

    Cons

    Driven financially by the markets and by the stock to the detriment of the company and the products


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