Extreme Networks Recognized as a Top IT Workplace by Computerworld for 2024


I’m proud to announce that for the second year in a row, Extreme Networks has been recognized as one of Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT. This recognition not only highlights our dedication to supporting our staff but also underscores our unwavering commitment to fostering a work environment that empowers our IT professionals.

This year, we secured the 9th position overall for best places to work among midsize organizations. This year's results, based on a comprehensive questionnaire covering areas such as benefits, career development, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and the future of work, are a testament to Extreme's dedication to fostering a positive workplace culture.

Extreme also made the top 10 list in three categories:


We ranked 3rd overall for Benefits among midsize companies:

  • An integral aspect of our approach to employee retention involves providing unique benefits and services that cater to employees' physical, mental, and financial well-being. More specifically, Extreme prioritizes the well-being of its employees by offering unlimited vacation, recharge days, and flexible working arrangements.
  • To support financial goals, employees also have the opportunity to invest in Extreme stocks, with quarterly classes offered to enhance their understanding of the company’s stock program.
  • Employees are further incentivized through bonus payments and rewards for major project accomplishments, reinforcing the value placed on their dedication and hard work.
  • We also encourage employees to pursue personal interests through initiatives like the annual Day of Giving, allowing them to engage in volunteer work for causes they are passionate about. In this way, we can actively foster an environment that promotes a balanced and fulfilling professional life.

Employee Development

We ranked 8th among midsize companies for Career Development:

  • Fostering the growth and skill enhancement of our IT team is integral to our company’s success. To do so we provide a range of options for employees, including offering free career development services and consultations, providing clear career paths with achievable milestones, and increasing the overall training budget for IT employees.
  • This commitment to career development ensures that employees have the right opportunities, flexibility, and support to accelerate their success based on their individual needs and interests.


Extreme was ranked 10th for Diversity among midsize organizations:

  • We strive to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through various initiatives, including recruitment strategies aimed at attracting diverse talent, targeted internships, robust mentorship programs, and DEI training.
  • We’ve established nine Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), with 35% of employees participating in at least one ERG. Leadership support is evident, with the CEO consistently endorsing ERGs on internal channels, and each ERG having an executive sponsor. I’m proud to be the executive sponsor of our Asian Pacific Islanders (API) group.  
  • We know that DEI efforts are a vital business initiative, and that diverse backgrounds, thoughts, and experiences contribute to overall business success.

Earning a spot in Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT for 2024 underscores Extreme's commitment to creating an environment that both challenges and uplifts our IT professionals. If you are interested in learning more about careers at Extreme Networks and our inclusive and innovative workplace, visit the Careers page on our website. 

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John Abel
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As CIO at Extreme Networks, John Abel is responsible for all aspects of the global IT organization.

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