Ixia

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Ixia Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
148 Reviews
3.3
148 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Chance to grow, lots of opportunities to learn about cutting edge technologies related to networking (in 6 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Problem with work life balance and salary compare to that is low (in 19 reviews)

  • Long Hours, took a long time to get more staff in to ease the workload (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Calabasas, CA

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

    Challenger and satisfying environment, where hard work and out of the box thinking gets recognized. Career advancement, fair compensation and clear direction from executives

    There will be a lot of hard feelings and negative reviews mostly from folks whose company was acquired by Ixia and their position was cut. However I know first hand that Ixia still took very good care of everyone.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new CEO brings a great sense of vision and experience. The companies future is on the right track

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for overall, but I would not move here to work for Ixia

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

    Competitive salary for the area. Good culture of people.

    Cons

    Slow grow. Career growth is slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kick dead wood higher ups out.

  3.  

    Overall good culture for Engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ixia

    Pros

    Engineer Friendly - Challenging Projects
    Leading Edge Technology Including: Security Virtualization, NFV and SDN
    Reasonable Lab Environment
    Good Over Benefits
    International Organization
    Strong Product Management Organization

    Cons

    Multiple locations can make it difficult to connect with other Engineers
    Sr. Management seems to be over zealous regrading corporate objects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realistic goal setting

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Overworked, unappreciated, and your inputs will go unheard — you don't want to work here!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Ixia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    None. Unless you consider working in your own little silo with zero direction fulfilling.

    Cons

    If you want the unvarnished truth about how horrible it is to work at Ixia, go on LinkedIn and connect with all the previous Net Optics employees — most of whom Ixia laid-off or willingly left on their own. Most of the Net Optics staff are gone now. When the Net Optics people were still around, lead times in sales was 3-7 days. Now it takes three weeks! Why? Because Ixia refuses to adopt the best practices of the companies they've acquired. There are so many broken processes inside that haven't been or upper management can't seem to fix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together. Seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Some great people but some tough times

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Have worked with great folks in a few sites that do work and play hard - like what they do, share well, open. Most managers seem to really want to work hard and share the success. Pay is good. Relaxed environment. New CEO in late 2014 looks good and will see what shapes up. Communication has gotten better. Some nice benefits in lunch perks, free soda's but many other companies are doing more perks in hi-tech.

    Cons

    2014 was a mess of a year for the company. One CEO ousted, interim CEO and then new CEO. Layoffs summer of 2014. Losing good folks to other hi-tech opportunities over past months. We are in a interesting niche field but many others looking to get in and play. 2015 will be a make or break year so I would wait a year to see how things go. Some reviews here mention negative reviews by folks that have been laid off but those that I knew that were laid off got good new jobs and are happy where they are now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make 2015 a good year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I good, growing company that is moving ahead in the market.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

    Pay is definitely in line with industry standards, benefits are good.

    Cons

    Some product launches are rocky. Poor product definitions in the area of support and sales "bullets".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Product managers need to "own" the product entirely, including better support training, documentation, related whote papers, sales "golden bullets". Better insight into customer pain and selling points are needed for sales to hit the ground running.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ixia

    Pros

    No pros at all. Look for job if you are still working. There are many other better places to work.

    Cons

    Bad Management. Want to have full control.
    Work Long hours
    No morale
    Low salary
    no bonus
    company cannot make profit so they are doing bad acquisitions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need new management. no direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

    Great people, good management, technology, always something new to learn, great CEO

    Cons

    No major one that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Okay place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work locations
    Care for well being of employee

    Cons

    No appreciation for good work; feedback is mainly negative
    PTO accrual is low

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Technology company on the bleeding edge of Network Equipment design, not the greatest strategic group of leaders.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with companies designing new telecommunications equipment and the networks of the future.
    The people are great, really nice and professional.
    Compensation is very good

    Cons

    Ixia is having tough time dealing with market changes to cloud and software centric networks.
    Too many changes in direction and long term strategy
    Marketing! Yeah that's what I mean, what marketing?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Combine your two major business units or sell/split one of them off. It's like working for two different companies right now.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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