Ixia

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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
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ixia - solid, positive place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ixia

    Pros

    Perceived as Industry leader
    CEO strong on personal/company values
    Financially conservative and well managed
    Products are leading edge in most cases

    Cons

    Lack of resources in IT/application support negatively impacted ability to do job well.
    Perceived some inequities in sales team quotas/expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage greater cross-functional interaction and problem solving.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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