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Extreme Networks Reviews

Updated February 18, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good Work life balance and Time flexibility" (in 40 reviews)

  • "There is great work/life balance with the ability to work from home" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Politically charged upper management" (in 16 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "extremely good!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work/life, lot of scope for growth and development, enormous business opportunity, exciting times to be here!

    Cons

    I have not found them yet

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  2. "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Salem, NH
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Salem, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, awesome managers, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    FTO & company holidays don't get that many. They did implement a holiday shutdown this year

  3. Helpful (2)

    "So very Tribal"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good CEO, good products & great opportunity

    Cons

    Extreme still operates like the different companies that it has acquired. Lots of different little empires. Working with different groups is like working with different companies, in a bad way. Every empire doing "its' own thing"...

    Advice to Management

    Once and for all, get everyone ACTING the same way. The little empires are not healthy. You have so much opportunity in front of you, fix the culture!


  4. "Lacks creativity and growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Established company that has reasonable pay and benefits.

    Cons

    There is no clear path for upward trajectory. The company has taken all the “B” players from Cisco and doesn’t think like a smaller nibble company should — innovate.

    The lack of a cloud product is baffling for a “networking and WiFi company”. You need to be able to deliver modern age product .... not just push boxes

    Advice to Management

    Find growth sectors. Show employees a way to advance in their careers. Develop modern age product that can compete in a true solution sale.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Extreme Networks full-time

    Pros

    Extreme is really good: pros as below:
    1) A very well managed company. Most of the systems are cloud based and the on-boarding , access to right tools etc is very quick
    2) The culture is broadly team based. People are generally nice & there is a feeling of warmth & friendliness which is not so common in tech companies!
    3) Unlike my previous employer the pace of change (i mean in a negative way) is not that dramatic. Meaning you do the role you get hired for and there is support/guidance to help you achieve your goals.
    4) The upper management (VP & above) is down to earth and do hear your ideas. So there is ample visibility if you are smart and hard working
    5) Flexibility is high across the organization. There is an adequate balance on working from home vs office. also, the work pressure is not that crazy, although it does differ from org to org & time to time
    6) With the acquisitions, (Avaya + Brocade) the technology stack is very good and complete. The future outlook is bright. With the right focus & energy, it can give the likes of Juniper a run for its money
    7) The folks are also smart. Most of them are from tech companies like Cisco, Avaya, Juniper and there is fair bit of learning that is available
    8) The company encourages its employees to attend various conferences/offsites. Travel is one of the most liberal that i have seen
    9) There is adequate fun with parties/lunch/barbeques through out the year. Diwali & Christmas party are pretty grand events
    10) Free snacks of considerable variety, soda & coffee if i may permit to add so

    Cons

    1) Comp can surely be better
    2) Bonus is on & off.
    3) There are 3 large office locations and sometimes you are nor sure what is really going on. There needs to be better communication
    4) The talent pool can be further improved i.e more training and hiring more talented employees vs current

    Advice to Management

    I think Extreme is doing a fine job but we need more communication from the top management on things like product road map, sales strategy, our vision etc..


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Growing Pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Extreme Networks full-time

    Pros

    The corporate culture is positive, benefits are good, and work-life balance is excellent.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from upper management causes a lot of speculation and unrest in the rest of the employees. Upper management is very politically charged and it's not clear how to navigate the corporate ladder. We haven't gotten significant raises in years yet there are pictures of people traveling the globe and eating fancy dinners. Where is our money being spent?

    Advice to Management

    Quit the dog and pony shows and start investing in your employees. Adjust salaries accordingly and write job descriptions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "VP Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nimble, Customer focused, Excellent products & services.

    Cons

    Room to improve Revenue Growth

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales"

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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

    Don't have to work much, good life balance.

    Cons

    Don't pay you correct commission owed, terrible HR, middle/upper management very cliquey. Run for the Hills.


  9. "Premier Delivery Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working time and environment

    Cons

    Poor management on higher management team


  10. "Go Purple"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexibility, and benefits

    Cons

    We need to open more office locations