Ixia Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Things are looking up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Ixia

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    With new CEO, things are appearing to be moving in the right direction. Not much culture, but that provides a good work-life balance. Office is mostly lax and exec are easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Had a rough past couple of years so a lot of good people left, doesn't appear that those people are being replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Keep salaries competitive to keep the best people around. Things are going pretty well, let's keep moving in this direction.

  2. The latest network technologies will come to you but dont expect a fair and just meritocracy.

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    Current Employee - Developer in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Developer in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work on the latest network and app technologies of the internet.
    Good freedom of how to work ... Can start late if you have some chores to finish.
    If tough problems interest you ..you will surely get a few.
    Ownership of work ..
    Casual atmosphere at work
    .. With peers and managers.
    Good pay w.r.t Kolkata but that alone.

    Cons

    Dont expect bonuses .... Getting lesser every year.
    Very clear downward difference from Bangalore salaries... Comparing with peers in similar companies in Bangalore can sometimes cause heartburn.Need to accept that and get on with it.
    Too much of emphasis on big bang demoes . tools . cool sounding names and next gen architectures not of much use to Ixia making money ... But much of that is quite interesting as well.
    Not much appreciation of deep technical stuff ... Need to create your own world of zen to not worry about it.
    Fair amount of sometimes very stupid Indian politics but can be safely ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say ... Maybe spare some thought to the customer , the tiny nitty gritties and sometimes very complex ones . That detail got us to where we are but now with the 20000 feet view I think Ixia is forgetting how it reached till here. There is more to it than branding and big talk. Maybe a little more time and space for the deep technical stuff /staff instead of the glitzy screensavers.

  3. SSE1

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SSE1 in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - SSE1 in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Ixia

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom, Learning, Time off policies

    Cons

    Work Pressure takes a toll on everything

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple

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  5. A real technology company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very focused on new technologies, diverse product portfolio, friendly and professional colleagues. With the new CEO, company will hopefully have a better product/market strategy. Core business testing. One of the 2 well known manufacturers in the market.

    Cons

    In the recent years company focused on a vague market with network visibility products, unclear market/technology conditions which might impact the company drastically.

    Advice to Management

    none

  6. Great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager

    I have been working at Ixia

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No major one that I can think of

  7. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Excellent work content & learning environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to learn new technologies as well as work with good talent. Senior folk are very helpful and thus ramp up is very fast.
    Excellent company for folk who want to learn and work in a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Not going to campus for hiring for last couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    Facility could be improved. Need more space for extra curricular activities. Please see how this can be arranged.

  9. Software Internship Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good life-work balance, flexible hours (part-time), good salary, great, knowledgeable people.
    Really enjoyed working there, had a lot of opportunities to learn, engineers always willing to explain used concepts and frameworks.

    Cons

    Rigid, "corporatist", management(top level).
    Full time employees seem to be really stressed out, and a bit dissatisfied with current company outlook.

    Advice to Management

    Management should consider getting closer to their employees, allow a more direct/ honest relationship with their engineers.

  10. Good work environment

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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 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No dearth of challenging work

    Cons

    Lack of carrier development opportunity

  11. I like my job

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    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)

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

    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 Management

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

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