Extreme Networks does not treat employees from acquisition well. Avaya was acquired by Extreme Networks in 2017 and the former employees were laid off one large group after another without mercy. It does not reflect well on Extreme Networks.
Systems Engineer - Southern Region (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – September 11, 2018
Most presales engineers are teleworkers which offers many benefits and flexibility. A typical day involves working with the sales team on current opportunities or identifying new ones. Other activity involves maintaining customer relationships. Great place to work.
Culture and products
Smaller company makes it harder to crack large enterprise deals
Great company to work for when things are stable. Things are pretty up in the air these days. They just cleaned house so there are many loose strings. They will find their way and things will get better. It would be nice to see things turn around.
Pay was good people were very professional.
No clear direction passed on from upper mgmt. This deficiency impacts work life balance
Training & Course Development Contractor (Former Employee) – Salem, NH – November 9, 2017
I was a contractor. This rating was based on my 1 year experience.
As a contractor, even though you sit amongst the employees, you need to remember that you are an outsider. Everyone I know or met there during my time were professional, smart, and would help you with any question that you needed answering.
Extras. Free snacks, coffee, soda. They provide social atmosphere weekly to get people to out of their job areas.
My manager was more about self than team. I do not think this is true of other management
Manager, Systems Engineers - PreSales (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – August 12, 2017
Extreme has changed quite a bit since I was there. My review is outdated and is most probably irrelevant. However, if you like small companies and the culture of knowing everyone then it's a fun place to work
Director of Systems Engineering - Northeast Region (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – July 14, 2017
Enjoyed working there due to the people I worked with. Good product that you could stand behind. Executive team is all about the bottom line no culture. Company has lost focus on what they need to be in the market.
Fun company culture with regular employee gatherings and casual environment
REGIONAL SALES ENGINEER MANAGER (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – June 13, 2017
Designed corporate voice, video and data networks partnering with a great Sales Rep. Promoted to Regional Sales Engineer Manager and hired six experienced Sales Engineers to partner with newly hired Sales Reps. Provided expert resources to my team by way of Product Marketing presentations at your regular meetings. Interface with Exec staff in Extreme as well as Exec management of customers in support of a sales win. I learned Management skills from an excellent Management team and received great training both in Sales and Technology. The workplace culture was work-hard, play-hard. The hardest part of my job was when their flagship product had engineering design flaws in the hardware. I had many meetings with Customer Execs to keep the temperature down while we worked out a fix. The most enjoyable part of my job was supporting my team with positive outcomes.
Good, supportive technical environment with a casual feel
Data Entry (Former Employee) – Morrisville, NC – April 3, 2017
Extreme Networks is a wonderful company with many hard working and great employees. During my time there, everyone was very friendly and very helpful all the time. The company made sure that it's employees were always taken care of and that they were best suited to get their work done.