Ixia
3.2 of 5 110 reviews
www.ixiacom.com Calabasas, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 1, 2014

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Ixia President & CEO Victor Alston

Victor Alston

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Chance to grow, lots of opportunities to learn about cutting edge technologies related to networking"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Great talent and cut edge technology"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Problem with work life balance and salary compare to that is low"
    in 15 reviews
  • "could be long hours without recognition"
    in 5 reviews
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    2 people found this helpful  

    Not a great place. Getting tougher and tougher day by day to remain even slightly motivated.

    Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Calabasas, CA

    ProsBright and talented coworkers. Most of them would be nice to hang out with, if they weren't always so depressed about this place.

    ConsThis might take some time
    i) No respect for employees as persons
    ii) No honesty in communication with the team
    iii) No transparency in management
    iv) No respect for work-life balance
    v) No long term planning - shifting "long term plans" every few days
    vi) Terrible competition amongst groups to switch the blame to each other
    vii) Constant pressure year round

    Advice to Senior Managementnone whatsover.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to grow, lots to learn, good people, but need to work on employee compensation/benefits

    FPGA Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsExperienced and well rounded team, good growth opportunities, flexible, very communicative management, good knowledge sharing, good team building activities and good leadership

    ConsNeed to employ more people!

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to adopt new tools and design methodologies, need to create more excitement for the projects, create more legacy training materials

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This is as bad as it gets - modern day slavery.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Calabasas, CA

    ProsThe company is profitable but off the backs of its employees. It has remained competitive but through cut throat management tactics. Shareholders love to invest in this type of company.

    ConsThis is one of those companies where the employees are slave driven like pack mules and expected to put in massive overtime. The shareholders are more important than the employees, and financial savings (through outsourcing eg) is preferred over product quality. The lack of project communication is unnerving, and there is no five year plan, only reactive decisions to customer whims.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating employees like barcoded commodities. Hire managers who can inspire employees, not just track their time and effort. Encourage work-life balance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Up and downs of working in Technical Sales

    Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    Calabasas, CA

    ProsFast paced environment on the bleeding edge of technology.

    ConsMultiple products makes it tough to concentrate on selling to one type of customer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline solutions to address specific market segments beyond NEMS and Carriers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ixia is an Above Average Hi Tech Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Calabasas, CA

    ProsLeading edge technology with current and rich development environment. Open communication between departments. Very flexible work hours. Very good benefits.

    ConsHigh expectations to work long hours within development and QA engineering. Teams split across international sites makes it difficult to communicate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider ways to reduce stress to employees, by encouraging a balance between work, family and community. The seven core values need to be lived up to.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent Organization

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Calcutta (India)

    Pros1. You will get to work on latest cutting edge technologies.
    2. You will have freedom to implement your ideas
    3. Workplace environment is cool, compared to my previous organization (service-based)

    Cons1. Compensation is comparatively on the lower side
    2. Work-Life balance can be better, with better planning upfront

    Advice to Senior Management1. There should be more technical training session
    2. Need policies to support latest technologies certifications

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prostechnology good place to learn

    ConsPolitics, no human resource and benefits can improve

    Advice to Senior Managementnothing

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

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    A good place to work, learn and get in touch with skilled people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIxia offers a nice package of benefits/perks, good compensation and tries to make a culture of training/rewarding/keeping the good employees. Also, the management consists of people trained to be leaders and not just a bunch of puppets trying to squeeze every bit of work out of their employees.

    ConsThere are times when the work pressure feels like it is a bit too much.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company; fast pace; great people

    Technical Lead (Current Employee)
    Bucharest (Romania)

    ProsGreat people to work with. Will learn a lot due to the huge range of technologies being covered. Good perks and benefits for the local job market.

    ConsWork/life balance needs to be actively maintained. Working hours are a bit skewed due to tight collaboration with different sites.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Principal Engineer I (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    Proswill get good work, salary is also good.

    Conswork life balance is not good, lay off culture

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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