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Helpful (4)

Need a major overhaul to restore Ixia to its past work-culture

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Calabasas, CA
Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Calabasas, CA

I have been working at Ixia

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

Pros

1) Salary and benefits are on-par or maybe a bit more than industry standard.
2) There are quite a few really smart people.

Cons

1) Absolutely no long term vision
2) Complete lack of respect to employee's preferences. You have to work on whichever module you are asked to, without any consideration provided to your interests.
3) Constant pressure and culture of patching up solutions in a hacky way. People are discouraged to think holistically and are pushed constantly to deliver private fixes within a few hours. Groups just tend to blame each other and push issues around because of this.
4) Resources are treated like manual laborers. Upper management cares only about people count and assumes that 'n' number of people will bring down the total work duration by a factor of 'n'.
5) Management is actually happy to lose developers in US so that they can backfill with more resources in India or Romania.

Advice to Management

Please do not micro-manage and come up with realistic plans which are good for the long term. Or else you can see that the employee retention rate will drastically go down.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good pay, everything else pretty bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in Calabasas, CA

    I have been working at Ixia

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

    Pros

    good pay. some flexibility in working from home. people with good technical knowledge abound

    Cons

    main focus of each group, as directed by upper management, is to blame each other. everyne spends a lot of time on this. lot of effort is put into how bugs can be moved to other groups just so that at the end of the week, your team's numbers look good.
    management follows an approach of lying about everything to people, and they actually think people believe them. Dishonesty seems to be the main tool used to manage people. management seems to want you to quit so that they can hire more people in cheaper countries. Probably this is why they treat employees very very badly, and have no qualms about messing with your personal time. In fact, you dont have "personal time". It all belongs to Ixia.

    Advice to Management

    please try being a little more honest with us. might make a difference. though it might not come naturally for most of you.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Not a great place. Getting tougher and tougher day by day to remain even slightly motivated.

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

    I have been working at Ixia

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

    Pros

    Bright and talented coworkers. Most of them would be nice to hang out with, if they weren't always so depressed about this place.

    Cons

    This might take some time
    i) No respect for employees as persons
    ii) No honesty in communication with the team
    iii) No transparency in management
    iv) No respect for work-life balance
    v) No long term planning - shifting "long term plans" every few days
    vi) Terrible competition amongst groups to switch the blame to each other
    vii) Constant pressure year round

    Advice to Management

    none whatsover.


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