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Ixia Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
121 Reviews

3.2
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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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not so good a work place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Network Engineer  in  Calcutta (India)
    Former Employee - Software Network Engineer in Calcutta (India)

    Pros

    (1) Good exposure to learn new technologies, esp. related to networking

    Cons

    (1) Pathetic management
    (2) Extreme work pressure. Fequent calls by mgmt. to come to office even during weekends.
    (3) Bias towards favoured employees is rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    (1) Needs to be completely changed. People with proper management track record should be brought in to manage the show.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, everything else pretty bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer  in  Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in Calabasas, CA

    Pros

    good pay. some flexibility in working from home. people with good technical knowledge abound

    Cons

    main focus of each group, as directed by upper management, is to blame each other. everyne spends a lot of time on this. lot of effort is put into how bugs can be moved to other groups just so that at the end of the week, your team's numbers look good.
    management follows an approach of lying about everything to people, and they actually think people believe them. Dishonesty seems to be the main tool used to manage people. management seems to want you to quit so that they can hire more people in cheaper countries. Probably this is why they treat employees very very badly, and have no qualms about messing with your personal time. In fact, you dont have "personal time". It all belongs to Ixia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please try being a little more honest with us. might make a difference. though it might not come naturally for most of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    none whatsover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I have EVER worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Marlow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England (UK)

    Pros

    Pension is good.
    Pay can be good if you negotiate well in the beginning but don't expect pay rises

    Cons

    Bullying, dishonest management always looking to screw the employee. only route to progression is through brown nosing and stabbing colleagues in the back. Very long hours for no reward. Unachievable targets set to reduce commission payouts. Did I mention the Bullying??
    If you manage to negotiate a good wage when you get the job that will be held against you, don't expect pay rises and you will always feel like you living with the sword of Damocles over your head.
    Management by fear approach by the VP of Sales, supported by the senior US management as well as the UK Sales manager. Managers aren't managers they are yes men, thugs and henchmen for the VP of Sales. A Truly Toxic and Hostile environment to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value you your people they will work better for you if you respect them and stop the bulling. Your staff is demoralized, demotivated and desperate. Ixia's core values should apply to the Senior management MORE than to the employees, lead by example, be fair and decent.
    A fish rots from the head

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 8 people found this helpful  

    One of the worst place to work

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

    Pros

    Good initial pay if negotiated well. Managers can be fooled if you play smart with them. US travel almost certain max period of 3 weeks. Lot of holidays due to bands. small company. known well in industory

    Cons

    Managers shout on employees. Favorism is prevalent. You got to be favorite of managers to grow rather perform well. Unclear performance appraisal criteria. Pitiful rewards and salaries. False promises to keep you around. Typical closed mindset from people who definitely have not seen the industry, have been working in small local companies. no career growth or just for the name sake. Environment does not expose much about the skills respected by industry. the domain changes so much that you do not get chance to know anything but learn "complete by EoB". You would surely notice lack of cash spending on employee development, basic office facilities. No work from home policy. You are expected to work very long hours and on weekends. Add to all this it's at Kolkata. My suggestion dont even think about it working here. mostly weak leaders and managers. no industry standard practices. feels like primitive way of working, never clear about why someone gets rewards, promotion etc. mostly those are people near to managers. no transparency. dont work here unless you are shrewd politician

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    check the industry pay, policies, have transparency with genuine promises than false promises to keep people around. have parallel path of taking feedback regularly from everyone and not just few people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad decisions, weak leadership, missed potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Bought growing companies (Anue and Breakingpoint) in Austin two years ago as part of an expansion plan. Acquired large Austin presence and strong sales, engineering and management teams through these acquisitions.

    Cons

    Company pumped the stock up based on rosy projections last year just before heavy selling of shares by senior execs. Stock then crashed more than 50% leaving stock options and ESPP shares underwater. ~100 people were laid off last week. Talented employees who weren't laid off are leaving. Not a pretty picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Firing the CFO was a good start, but more housecleaning of the "old guard" is needed. Embrace/promote the talent gained through acquisitions that is still at the company. Even if they're not in Calabasas. The world doesnt' need to revolve around Calabasas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people are working in a bad culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Calcutta (India)

    Pros

    Location, Pay is above average

    Cons

    Work culture and management is poor, no long term planning

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Given no resposabitues for six months

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

    Pros

    Free snacks / food in breakroom

    Cons

    Management needs training. No employee on boarding.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Very hard working and talented people.

    Cons

    Long hours, no work-life balance, no recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more often to your employees, and recognize the effort they are putting in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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