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Ixia Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
143 Reviews
3.3
143 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    IXIA Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ixia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The former ANUE people are great.

    Cons

    Toxic environment. Dump people in to positions with no training then fire them for not knowing how to do their job. Really bad management. Sleazy, un trustworthy.

    They will NEVER be an Employer of Choice in Austin. This culture may work in CA but not in Austin.

    Ex CEO was a con man!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Brilliant people, cutting edge technology

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Company is investing a lot in engineers.

    Cons

    Company's sponsored lunch could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't walk their talk

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Ixia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    High technology
    Relatively ok working environment

    Cons

    Poor misguided and shortsighted management
    Company claims to have vision but cannot execute
    Several past mistated earnings and CEO ousters tarnish image
    Organizational groups are scattered and company does not invest in infrastructure to deal with problems at hand
    Lack of learning opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow Up
    Act like a startup...you're not and your current behavior will not grow the business
    Trying to hit $500M in 2014? This could be a $3B company but you're not very smart
    INVEST in more than R&D - development includes operations, logistics, hardware and software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

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    • 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Given no resposabitues for six months

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Anonymous

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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
  8.  

    Give you a chance to work with the best

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    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The 'ME" Syndrome

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    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Toxic

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    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
  11.  

    Amazing, and fast-paced

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Environment and Brilliant Co workers

    Cons

    More opportunities for experienced people

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