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Not really great!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calabasas, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA

Pros

Great company to work for when no one is dependent on you. You will definitely learn a lot within a short span of time, but work becomes monotonous after that.

Cons

Work becomes monotonous and no balance between work and personal life. From morning 9 AM till late night hours most of the employees are asked to work. And for some they do not have weekends

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please try solving the above problem. Till the employee resigns his skills are not recognized, the moment he resigns he is asked if he can take leadership position but why this kind of attitude? It used to be one of the best small compoanies to work for in the 2006-2008

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, everything else pretty bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Developer  in  Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in Calabasas, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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