Ixia Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
122 Reviews

3.2
122 Reviews
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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.  

    Growing perspectives for Ixia

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    - getting into new technologies (optimize traffic, data security)
    - great benefits
    - good pay relative to the market
    - open management

    Cons

    - woking hours tend to go late in the evening due to time difference although there are some efforts into limiting the meeting up to a certain hour of the day
    - the company doubled the number of employees and the people still didn't integrate, don't feel always as a team
    - fast changes are happening but they are not managed properly and raise people frustration
    - middle management need to grow from technical to people managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle managers need to grow and learn how to talk to people, evaluate them, praise them

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The latest stuff in networking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    If you're lucky, you get to work with the latesc stuff in networking. Also, in my opinion, the company is doing great economically and you get a great feeling of accomplishment.

    Cons

    From time to time, we need to collaborate with teams from US and this might mean staying late.

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fulfilling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, with lots of people to learn stuff from. That is if one is willing to learn and improve his skills.

    The rating system upon which, the managers are mainly evaluated based on the feedback provided by the ones they manage

    Cons

    Teams have a strong autonomy, so it kind of depends who your direct supervisor is. Some people can have a really hard time and be constantly under pressure if their manager is eager to prove himself.

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  5.  

    Great place to learn networking

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

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

    Pros

    - highly skilled co-workers
    - flexible schedule
    - interesting projects in the area of networking

    Cons

    - relatively large technical debt

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    Positive Outlook
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  6.  

    Ixia Romania is a very good company. The salary is ok, the people are nice.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    - A good learning environment
    - Most of the managers are OK
    - People will generally help you

    Cons

    - To me it happened to have a stupid manager, fortunately she's not longer with the company
    - Bug solving is the norm at Ixia, I personally think debugging skills are much more appreciated than the ability to right good code

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be more serious when doing the employee evaluation, I noticed that some treat this as a burden and don't give it much attention, but for the employee it matters quite a lot.

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  7.  

    Good place to grow and work with next-gen networking hardware

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    - Healthy management structure
    - Challenging projects
    - Good development environment

    Cons

    - Accent is on shipping on time with the desired features instead of quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consolidation after the 2012 acquisitions would be needed.

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  8.  

    Good for an internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Ixia as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    There are good collaboration and team work in the company.
    The company offers many advantages to employees like: health insurance, gym discount, etc.

    Cons

    There is not a good learning environment. I was not satisfied with the behaviour of the management at that time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to give more freedom of speech to the employees and respect their decisions.

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  9.  

    Good place to grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Nice, smart people as colleagues
    Pretty good salary for beginners

    Cons

    The salary is increasing with only 10% per year (average) - a little more than the inflation
    Sometimes you have too much work to do

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    Positive Outlook
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  10.  

    Its excellent

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

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

    Pros

    1. best industrial exposure
    2. best projects
    3. good working environment
    4. flexibility in working/working hours

    Cons

    1. lack of documentation
    2. lack of managment

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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    IXIA - A leading company in the IP Network Field

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    Good Work Environment
    Hi-Tech company, so Salary is very good.
    Good opportunities within the company for high performing individuals.
    Respect for all and no parity between Senior and Juniors workwise.
    Both QA and Dev team have good Work-Life balance.

    Cons

    Doesn't have a sprawling campus like Wipro and Infosys.
    HR practices are simple.

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    Positive Outlook
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