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Great work but too much unnecessary stress.

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Current Employee - Principal Engineer
Current Employee - Principal Engineer

I have been working at Ixia

Pros

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

Cons

Late 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 ManagementAdvice

Sometimes 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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Ixia

    Pros

    Very cool technologies.
    Fast paced development.
    Management tries to keep employees up to date.
    Always working with big numbers
    Nice benefits.

    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 when you have to deal with a lot of multitasking.
    Occasional micro management.
    Work is fun if you get into the right team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work with involving people in new and interesting projects. Multi-tasking is rarely the way to go, you lose focus and quality.

    Recommends
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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Every month the company becomes a less desirable place to work.

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

    Local team members are great. Personnel in the field are dedicated and smart

    Cons

    Lack of communication from executives. Relatively new mission statement is disregarded by executives. Complete disconnect from headquarters with what is actually going on with customers. Does not listen to feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to people in the field, they are your customer liaisons. Show some real respect for your employees not just lip service once a quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
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