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Ixia Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Technology company on the bleeding edge of Network Equipment design, not the greatest strategic group of leaders.

    • 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

    Working with companies designing new telecommunications equipment and the networks of the future.
    The people are great, really nice and professional.
    Compensation is very good

    Cons

    Ixia is having tough time dealing with market changes to cloud and software centric networks.
    Too many changes in direction and long term strategy
    Marketing! Yeah that's what I mean, what marketing?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Combine your two major business units or sell/split one of them off. It's like working for two different companies right now.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

    Great people, good management, technology, always something new to learn, great CEO

    Cons

    No major one that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I like my job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer II in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer II in Calabasas, CA

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

    Pros

    I like my job and I have no issues with management. Assignments are challenging and interesting - but you have to like the challenge.

    Cons

    Does anyone know where we are going?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management is on the right track though.. I can't advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to lean new things

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You will not get bored since product covers so many things...

    Cons

    some product lines has great response for any request, but some are not... you totally feel isolated.

  6.  

    Great Sales Opportunity!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Calabasas, CA

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

    Pros

    Never a dull moment as you get to work with companies in test/validation of the latest technical trends. Opportunity to make great commission plus yearly stock bonus. Great hands off management that you get to run and manage your territory like your own business and have direct impact on the outcome of your success. Definitely feel they pay higher than comparable sales positions.

    Cons

    Sometimes you feel like you are on an island since management doesn't provide much feedback. As long as you make your number they really don't bother. No real guidance for career development/advancement. Tendency to plateau and feel like there is no other consideration to offer new challenges to keep you motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake up the sales organization a little and start defining some career paths or else people will start looking elsewhere!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great co-workers and family enviroment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

    Great training and Marketing department environment.

    Cons

    -Many upper VP's, leading to a long process in getting projects done on time

  8.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA

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

    Pros

    Good technical challenges and great products

    Cons

    Nothing at this time. Great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Give you a chance to work with the best

    • 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

    Pros

    Some really smart people here

    Cons

    could be long hours without recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing, and fast-paced

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Flow Creator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Flow Creator in Austin, TX

    I worked at Ixia as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Environment and Brilliant Co workers

    Cons

    More opportunities for experienced people

  11.  

    Great culture and people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agoura Hills, CA

    I have been working at Ixia as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is excellent and the people are great!
    Great Wellness Program
    Competitive wages for full-time employees and great benefits.

    Cons

    Not a great place to come in as a contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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