Ixia Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Ixia CEO & President Bethany Mayer
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Pros
  • Opportunities to learn the latest technologies and stay ahead in one's career make Ixia a compelling place to work (in 6 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Missing work life balance most of the time (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. Ixia Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Ixia

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great ambiance, great facilities, work culture is congenial.

    Cons

    Career growth restricted, lack of forseight

    Advice to Management

    Develop people and increase their engagement and ownership. Look closely to understand ground realities.


  2. Software Engineer

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

    I worked at Ixia

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    working with cutting edge technologies, smart people, nice atmosphere at work

    Cons

    workaholic mentality, poor work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    slow it down a little


  3. Helpful (3)

    Struggling to gain traction

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    Current Employee - Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Support Engineer

    I have been working at Ixia (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company was built on a good foundation. It has innovation and competition plus some good people culture in its DNA. The new CEO seems to have a good head on her shoulder

    Cons

    Company has gone through tough times, and some really bad decisions took out its memntum. As it stand, Ixia will continue to face challenges going forward, since growth and revenue is not where it should be. Management can be super political. Good leaders are hard to find here, but there are plenty of bosses and high ranking titles

    Advice to Management

    Start learning how to be good leaders; and that starts from the Executive staff. Get engaged with individual contributors to understand what really is going on in each function. Bring some true leaders on board and get get rid of the boss pleasing fake leaders.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Fun doesn't make a good manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Fun employee events and most employees are great people to work with most of the time.

    Cons

    C-level manager wants to be the fun guy but acts like a egotistical jerk to everyone that didn't come with him or dares to ask questions or make suggestions... routinely and publicly. Huge contributor to people leaving since the mass RIF last summer.

    Advice to Management

    Honest communication with employees without being condescending or belittling needs to be the norm for anyone in Estaff or mgmt. Employees "get it" that mgmt can't tell everything to everyone but ignoring questions, telling nothing of value, and making anyone with the guts to ask the hard questions regret asking doesn't send the message that mgmt has any interest in employee concerns. Give respect to get respect.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Bumpy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Technology, good customer base

    Cons

    Extremely uneven management. Constantly searching for a coherent strategy

    Advice to Management

    Try sticking to a strategy for more than 6 months


  7. Sincere review

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    Former Employee - Internship in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Internship in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Ixia (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, benefits, warmth, massage.

    Cons

    People could learn to live life more and stress less.


  8. great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Ixia

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, great company culture, great place to work. There are a lot of interesting tasks to work on.

    Cons

    Work/life balance might not be present while working here.


  9. Senior QA engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    very good technical exposure

    Cons

    a bit high work pressure


  10. Decent Organisation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calcutta (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very healthy environment, It helps groom raw talents to scale new heights

    Cons

    Since Reform is taking place, There are hiccups every now and then


  11. Account Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    The company had a suite of network products that had very good technology and a good value statement of how these products provide cost effective solutions.

    Cons

    Company organization and direction was in constant flux and did not optimize opportunities to sell the entire product line. In 2015 the organization structure was radically changed to better optimize sales opportunities.



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