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Updated Jul 17, 2014

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3.2 114 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Ixia President & CEO Victor Alston

Victor Alston

(55 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will get to work on latest cutting edge technologies(in 10 reviews)

  • Great talent and cut edge technology(in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Problem with work life balance and salary compare to that is low(in 16 reviews)

  • could be long hours without recognition(in 6 reviews)

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    Senior engineer

    Principal Engineer (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    ProsFlexi timings, Home location, free cab facility

    ConsWorst management, no self-learning oppurtunities, very ad-hoc basis work, compensation not at par with industry

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe sane...!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsFree Coffee and nice decor.

    ConsSmall office with cliques.
    No team spirit .
    Bad manners with each other occurs far too often.
    People do not treat each other with respect.
    Some staff have unwarranted egos and self belief.
    Do not listen to other opinions or new ideas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire people who need to be fired
    Break up cosy cliques and change the culture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work hard, be nice, obey!

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bucharest (Romania)

    ProsHealth insurance
    Office location
    Team buildings from time to time

    ConsLack of information available on the project you work on and other projects related
    No team work
    Lot of bug fixing work - number of bugs raised and then resolved is the quality measurement tool
    No work procedures
    People are in general very poor profesionals
    Lack of respect shown among people
    Very large projects with a lot of dependencies among packages
    Priorities are changed many times a day

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe transparent to the people in their team
    Enhance communication skills - very poor
    Encourage team work
    Get involved in problems raised by people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    successful company with no consideration for employee well being

    Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee) Calabasas, CA

    Proscutting edge technologies
    decent benefits
    nice facilities

    Consvery destructive work environment
    permanent state of emergency
    death march is the standard way of getting things done
    artificially created internal competition destroys the spirit
    guaranteed burnout after few years

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerhaps honesty is better long term strategy than trying to play people against each other. Competition should come from the outside, not inside.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It is not the same company that I joined

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Calabasas, CA

    ProsBleeding edge technology, a lot of interesting challenges (if you are in the right team). A lot of smart people around. Good benefits package.

    ConsThe culture in the company definitely changed. A lot of smart people left or were let go. Management treats people like resource. Bug numbers is the only game in town. With overseas locations work-life balance is nonexistent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you like working and working and working ...

    Engineer (Current Employee) Morrisville, NC

    ProsIts a job and pay is good.

    ConsPersonal time is non existent

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the clock and know that people need to sleep.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No common yardstick for compensation, work expectations across the company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Calabasas, CA

    ProsPlenty of technical work opportunities to grow and work with cool people

    Consno work life balance.
    disparity of pay....even within the same organization.
    Middle management is a 'yes man' team
    Each organization is held to a different standard...budgeting of time or money is never right.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management has 'double standards'
    Focus on your people and align compensation practices with Industry.

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    not very peaceful

    Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    Pros1. Good technical challenges
    2. Cutting edge technologies
    3. Excellent infrastructural support

    Cons1. No transparency in normalization of salaries across groups
    2. US team has significant veto power which is misused at times
    3. Smooth projects are considered as easy ones and gets less appreciation
    4. Any one can do anything with equal efficiency - management motto
    5. Management is least bothered as which area you want to work when under pressure of delivery and expect high level of efficiency and gives very little learning time

    Advice to Senior Management1. Listen to what engineers have to say
    2. Do prudent budgeting to be just and not make few happy and others unhappy

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

    Sales (Current Employee)

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

    ConsLack 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 Senior ManagementStart 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Senior Development Engineer (Current Employee) Calabasas, CA

    Pros1) Salary and benefits are on-par or maybe a bit more than industry standard.
    2) There are quite a few really smart people.

    Cons1) 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 Senior ManagementPlease 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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