Ixia Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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Pros
  • Opportunities to learn the latest technologies and stay ahead in one's career make Ixia a compelling place to work (in 6 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Missing work life balance most of the time (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. Helpful (2)

    Ixia is an Above Average Hi Tech Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Leading edge technology with current and rich development environment. Open communication between departments. Very flexible work hours. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    High expectations to work long hours within development and QA engineering. Teams split across international sites makes it difficult to communicate.

    Advice to Management

    Consider ways to reduce stress to employees, by encouraging a balance between work, family and community. The seven core values need to be lived up to.


  2. Up and downs of working in Technical Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced environment on the bleeding edge of technology.

    Cons

    Multiple products makes it tough to concentrate on selling to one type of customer.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline solutions to address specific market segments beyond NEMS and Carriers.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good place to grow, lots to learn, good people, but need to work on employee compensation/benefits

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FPGA Design Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - FPGA Design Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experienced and well rounded team, good growth opportunities, flexible, very communicative management, good knowledge sharing, good team building activities and good leadership

    Cons

    Need to employ more people!

    Advice to Management

    Need to adopt new tools and design methodologies, need to create more excitement for the projects, create more legacy training materials


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  5. Growing the business

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good products, good culture, growing into new product areas

    Cons

    Becoming a big company with the attendant cultural changes

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good attributes as you grow the company


  6. Great culture and people!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Agoura Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Amazing, and fast-paced

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


  8. Give you a chance to work with the best

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Some really smart people here

    Cons

    could be long hours without recognition

    Advice to Management

    Care about the people


  9. Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great co-workers and family enviroment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great training and Marketing department environment.

    Cons

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Sales Opportunity!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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