Ixia Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
122 Reviews
3.2
122 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will get to work on latest cutting edge technologies (in 10 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Problem with work life balance and salary compare to that is low (in 16 reviews)

  • could be long hours without recognition (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Boundaries are important.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for 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
  2.  

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

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

    I worked at Ixia full-time for 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
  3. 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 for 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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Meh

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    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
  6.  

    Long hours with good pay

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    • 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
  7.  

    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 for more than a 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not really great!

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    • 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
  9.  

    Decent Organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    1. You will get to work on latest cutting edge technologies.
    2. You will have freedom to implement your ideas
    3. Workplace environment is cool, compared to my previous organization (service-based)

    Cons

    1. Compensation is comparatively on the lower side
    2. Work-Life balance can be better, with better planning upfront

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. There should be more technical training session
    2. Need policies to support latest technologies certifications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    technology good place to learn

    Cons

    Politics, no human resource and benefits can improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Work Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer I  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer I in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    will get good work, salary is also good.

    Cons

    work life balance is not good, lay off culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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