Ixia Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
131 Reviews
3.1
131 Reviews
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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 19 reviews)

  • Long hours, no work-life balance, no recognition (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 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
  2.  

    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

  3. 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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7.  

    Long hours with good pay

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

    I worked at Ixia

    Pros

    They are continually on the run and very focus at staying competitive in the market. Good benefits, lunch program, good pay, senior management very approachable.

    Cons

    Work/life balance out of needs to improve for all departments. They are working on resolving issues and to being more considerate of life away from work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are important and need to feel valued

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great culture and people!

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

    I have been working at Ixia as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture is excellent and the people are great!
    Great Wellness Program
    Competitive wages for full-time employees and great benefits.

    Cons

    Not a great place to come in as a contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Growing the business

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

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

    Pros

    Very good products, good culture, growing into new product areas

    Cons

    Becoming a big company with the attendant cultural changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good attributes as you grow the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Looks a good company for starting up persons

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

    I worked at Ixia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Have lunch, and have opportunities to learn more skills if you like

    Cons

    a little bit hard. Salary is so so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More encouragement mechanism needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    A contemporary sweat shop

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

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

    Pros

    Corporate desire to lead the industry in delivering new products

    Cons

    Excessive working hours,
    Below average wages,
    Substandard bonuses,
    Lack of material support,
    Lack of long term vision,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower YOUR standards of living and share the wealth with the people that actually generate the ideas and deliver the products. <B>Your current employees are your competitors best future assets.<\B> Stop with the slave ship mentality and support your people at the bottom. EVERY employee deserves a slice of the pie, not just the elite few in the executive suite.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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