Ixia

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Ixia Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
143 Reviews
3.3
143 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Chance to grow, lots of opportunities to learn about cutting edge technologies related to networking (in 6 reviews)

  • Great talent and cut edge technology (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Problem with work life balance and salary compare to that is low (in 19 reviews)

  • Long Hours, took a long time to get more staff in to ease the workload (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Some great people but some tough times

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Have worked with great folks in a few sites that do work and play hard - like what they do, share well, open. Most managers seem to really want to work hard and share the success. Pay is good. Relaxed environment. New CEO in late 2014 looks good and will see what shapes up. Communication has gotten better. Some nice benefits in lunch perks, free soda's but many other companies are doing more perks in hi-tech.

    Cons

    2014 was a mess of a year for the company. One CEO ousted, interim CEO and then new CEO. Layoffs summer of 2014. Losing good folks to other hi-tech opportunities over past months. We are in a interesting niche field but many others looking to get in and play. 2015 will be a make or break year so I would wait a year to see how things go. Some reviews here mention negative reviews by folks that have been laid off but those that I knew that were laid off got good new jobs and are happy where they are now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make 2015 a good year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Okay place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work locations
    Care for well being of employee

    Cons

    No appreciation for good work; feedback is mainly negative
    PTO accrual is low

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mostly positive work environment currently suffering from low morale

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Ixia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mostly positive work environment where you could talk to management and they would try their best to help you with your goals and career objectives. A lot of free snacks and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours. Low morale due to layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better strategic planning. LISTEN to the employees - while some of the feedback may just be gripes or requests that are not feasible given the current status of the business, there are a lot of smart people with plenty of good ideas that could help the company succeed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Boundaries are important.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some great people! Every day offers new opportunities.

    Cons

    As long as you allow it, Ixia will allow you to work yourself into an early grave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm hopeful that the new CEO coming on in September will be afforded a true opportunity to make a difference for the better of the company and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A mediocre company; too many successive acquisitions brought the company down

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Ixia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Bright people; reasonable compensation; The CEO has engineering background so they take care of engineering

    Cons

    Bad decisions at top. Everyone is expected to be a workaholic. It is difficult to have a life while working at this company. Integration of the multiple cultures between the acquisitions is not working well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop acquiring

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The 'ME" Syndrome

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Calabasas, CA

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Overall not a bad place to work, benefits are good.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times. Management top heavy. Seems like a lot of the good talent eventually leaves. Some departments have no idea what "TEAM" means. This used to really be the place to work a few years ago

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers, easy commute, good hours.

    Cons

    pay, boring work, not challenging, leadership meh.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Long hours with good pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ixia

    Pros

    They are continually on the run and very focus at staying competitive in the market. Good benefits, lunch program, good pay, senior management very approachable.

    Cons

    Work/life balance out of needs to improve for all departments. They are working on resolving issues and to being more considerate of life away from work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are important and need to feel valued

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Looks a good company for starting up persons

    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Ixia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Have lunch, and have opportunities to learn more skills if you like

    Cons

    a little bit hard. Salary is so so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More encouragement mechanism needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not really great!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Ixia

    Pros

    Great company to work for when no one is dependent on you. You will definitely learn a lot within a short span of time, but work becomes monotonous after that.

    Cons

    Work becomes monotonous and no balance between work and personal life. From morning 9 AM till late night hours most of the employees are asked to work. And for some they do not have weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try solving the above problem. Till the employee resigns his skills are not recognized, the moment he resigns he is asked if he can take leadership position but why this kind of attitude? It used to be one of the best small compoanies to work for in the 2006-2008

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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