Extreme Networks Inc. Layoffs

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I think Extreme strategy is simple

Get rid of all old leadership positions with new younger innovative leaders. Old leadership seems to have a strangle hold on the remainder of the company. From what I’ve heard is that they want to dissolve employees who have long tenure because they... —  read more 

New round of layoffs at Extreme 4/29/2020

And yet another round of deep cuts at Extreme Networks today. This is over and above from the m—acre last week. Reports suggest engineering has been destroyed to the point of no return. I am beginning to think the current management has never... —  read more 


Ed Meyercord has missed quarter after quarter. By company standards, he should have been hit in the last reduction. CEO, Chief Excuse Officer.

A sinking ship 4/15/2020

4/15/20 Quarterly results are missed quarter after quarter, so regardless of the virus, Extreme was going to miss targets/expectations anyway. There’s always an excuse. Tariffs, supply chain, mergers, growing pains etc. (4/15 11:30am- day... —  read more 

Today's Layoffs at Extreeme Networks

Layoffs composing almost all of XMC/NAC/Analytics and GIM development and product management. Literally no sustaining engineers left to support existing customers on enterprise products. Not sure what the roadmap is but right now it seems... —  read more 

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Big Layoffs Today

Just heard about big layoffs today, affecting at least the Salem, NH office. XMC and ExtremeControl NAC teams essentially eliminated.

Extreme Networks Leadership

Extreme Networks Leadership Has no clue how to operate a business appropriately. With all the acquisitions they still do not understand how to conduct effective business strategies. They like to hype themselves up but their R&D is horrid. They are... —  read more 


The layoffs were apparently to free up money to buy Aerohive. Hard to believe any company would leverage employees like that

Dead Company Walking

Just wait until FY 2019 results are announced. Restructuring already announced. Sr VP whacked. Big layoffs coming.

This is not the way to move forward

I honestly can’t understand how management thinks that we can move forward by constantly acquiring other companies but leaving everything else stuck in the past. We are working on old technologies that have been outdated for who knows how long. Also... —  read more 

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Not sure what you mean by sketchy practices, but I agree that it's a flimsy base and they keep mortgaging future quarter]s business to meet current revenue targets. It's like kiting checks or operating a ponzi scheme. Eventually, the whole thing... —  read more 

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House of Cards

Extreme is built on a house of cards that will soon come tumbling down. Sketchy practices designed to inflate revenues will soon expose a fundamentally weak financial picture of stagnant growth and poor sales execution. The recent, sudden departure... —  read more 

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Watching this trainwreck from outside. I was so disappointed when Extreme didn't bring me over with the Avaya acquisition, but from what I hear from friends that did make the transition, I'm grateful. By all accounts, this place is in "Extreme"... —  read more 

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Can someone explain to me the near singular focus on margins? Because I think it's a losing strategy in the near term. It's completely putting the cart before the horse. As the number #3 player, we should be focused on growing MARKET SHARE! Grow... —  read more 

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More Extreme Networks layoffs in July 2018

Get ready for very rough ride. Expect more in late July. Of course, the so-called leaders will ride this dog into the ground, all the while ensuring that they are saved and well compensated. I heard a similar thing, that more layoffs can be expected... —  read more 

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Up to 100 laid off

Found this while trying to determine just how big the layoffs were. It's far from precise, but I guess it's the best we'll get for now. "Extreme Networks is laying off between 25 and 99 employees at its Salem location at 9 Northeastern Blvd."... —  read more 

How many?

Do we have any idea just how big this round of layoffs was? And are we sure it is done or can we expect more sometime next week? —  read more 

Panic in the Streets

So the euphoria over the Avaya acquisition is coming to a close - quickly. The leadership is realizing that they were sold a bill of goods, with grossly overstated networking business projections. Consequently, they have miss set Wall Street's... —  read more 

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And so it begins...

Just like after the Enterasys acquisition, layoffs are coming in order to make room for the Avaya and Brocade people coming over. They can't keep everyone; synergies must be maximized to achieve the M&A business cases and they will use this... —  read more 

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Any new news?

It's been very quiet over at Extreme. I'm not sure where "even more in 2016" came from, but that's not how I've heard it.

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