Ixia Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Get your act together. Seriously.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Some great people but some tough times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Make 2015 a good year.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Excellent company to work for...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Not place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    need new management. no direction.


  7. Great company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No major one that I can think of


  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Okay place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    Challenging company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are competitive with other tech companies.

    Cons

    The company doesn't seem to have a long-term strategy. Hopefully the new CEO will be able to change that. The culture is mainly talk and posters - basically it's work 24/7.


  11. I like my job

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer II in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer II in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like my job and I have no issues with management. Assignments are challenging and interesting - but you have to like the challenge.

    Cons

    Does anyone know where we are going?

    Advice to Management

    I think management is on the right track though.. I can't advice.



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