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Extreme Networks Reviews

Updated November 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Provides environment for work-life balance" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Collaborative work environment allowing you to grow your skill set quickly" (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Politically charged upper management" (in 15 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. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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

  3. "Very unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay (at least for me)
    Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Super unorganized. Was only there for 5 months and it was really unclear who did what and how to do things. The people who were there way longer didn’t even seem to know. Seemed slow paced and outdated.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Scorched Earth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salem, NH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salem, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Few good people still at company. Some cool technology from Avaya.

    Cons

    CRO bad decisions. Upper management does not listen to employees. Company has no money - How are they going to fund 60M stock buyback. No Direction.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

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

    I worked at Extreme Networks full-time

    Pros

    Loved the Region Team, smart, hard working, successful.

    Cons

    Seem market driven with poor Sr. Management. Manage by fear and panic. The culture continues to deteriorate.

    Advice to Management

    The CRO needs to go.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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

    I worked at Extreme Networks full-time

    Pros

    Nothing specific to write about.

    Cons

    if you are looking for a stable work environment this place may not be the right choice. Most of the software work is done in Blore.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "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

  8. Helpful (4)

    "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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


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