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Ixia Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
139 Reviews
3.2
139 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Good technical challenges and great products

    Cons

    Nothing at this time. Great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Free snacks / food in breakroom

    Cons

    Management needs training. No employee on boarding.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 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

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

    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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  5.  

    Give you a chance to work with the best

    • 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

    Pros

    Some really smart people here

    Cons

    could be long hours without recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The 'ME" Syndrome

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

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Overall not a bad place to work, benefits are good.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times. Management top heavy. Seems like a lot of the good talent eventually leaves. Some departments have no idea what "TEAM" means. This used to really be the place to work a few years ago

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Toxic

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

    I worked at Ixia

    Pros

    Hard working and talented workers.

    Cons

    No vision
    Management heavy
    Sweat shop
    Bad behavior tolerated at all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you want to do with the company
    Upgrade HR
    Improve innovation
    Don't expect employees to attend meetings at all hours of the night
    Terminate unprofessional, misbehaving leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing, and fast-paced

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Flow Creator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Flow Creator in Austin, TX

    I worked at Ixia as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly Environment and Brilliant Co workers

    Cons

    More opportunities for experienced people

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting stuff to work on, but management sucks and don't care about employees

    • 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

    You get to work on interesting projects. Since it is FPGAs, there is less pressure than working on ASICs since you can always fix your mistakes.

    Cons

    Management is terrible and don't care about employees. They will claim to care and ask for feedback and do lots of surveys, but they will never do anything about it. It's all for show. Compensation used to be better, but due to massive growth of the company in recent years, stocks/bonuses/raises have all been cut. If you complain about it, they tell you that not everyone got that much at all, so just be glad you got something!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making false promises about caring about employees when your actions don't support your words. Instead of all talk, why don't you actually do something about it and treat employees better?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Meh

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

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers, easy commute, good hours.

    Cons

    pay, boring work, not challenging, leadership meh.

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

    Used to be a good company, overtime bureaucracy kills it.

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good engineering team,
    flexible hours,
    sponsored lunch

    Cons

    So-so compensation,
    too many managers,
    company does not appreciate people,
    and now board of directors managed to fire key technology leader - Vic Alston, bunch of cowardly traitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change board of directors, reduce managers, hire more engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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