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www.ixiacom.com Calabasas, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Great work but too much unnecessary stress.

Principal Engineer (Current Employee)

ProsGreat technical learning on the job.
Lots of new things happening.
Opportunity to make a difference.
Work on the latest stuff.

ConsLate hours .
No slack periods to de-stress .
Unmeetable deadlines.
Lack of transparency.
Passing the buck to others and often encouraged by certain managers to paint a pretty picture to VPs etc. about themselves.
Salaries not often at par with amount and complexity of work.

Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes the 'no' people are really the deserving ones who necessarily donot agree with everything you say , because the manger or VP is not always right.
Undeserving people abound and these 'yes' people ( better to hire parrots instead ) keep acting like they are doing all the work when in fact they are not doing anything useful at all and these people end up in getting promotions and great salaries as well.
Because of this you are losing some really good people , often with what looks like without a care in the world. The problems will come after a year.
Stop the 'passing the buck' syndrome. See who are really working and who are passing the buck all the time.

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Ixia is a very nice working place if you are into working with cutting edge technologies with cool people.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Ixia

    Pros: Very cool technologies. Fast paced development. Management tries to keep employees up… Cons: Life-work balance can be sometimes hard to maintain. Sometimes quality can drop a bit in favor of fast paced development. There are times… Advice to Senior Management: Keep up the good work with involving people in new and interesting projects.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Every month the company becomes a less desirable place to work.

    Sales (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros: Local team members are great. Personnel in the field… Cons: Lack of communication from executives. Relatively new mission statement is disregarded by executives. Complete… Advice to Senior Management: Start listening to people in the field, they are your customer liaisons. … No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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