Ixia Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
122 Reviews
3.2
122 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Anonymous

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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 for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for 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
  3.  

    India Management Team has no decision power.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Good technical work. Small teams so lot of cohesiveness.

    Cons

    India senior management is dummy. Just manages the site operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 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 for 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Market Leading Product Portfolio, Unexpectedly Low Employee Respect/Camaraderie

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working for a successful & rapidly growing company like Ixia is thrilling, especially when many of its products are cutting edge and first-to-market. Partnerships with the best companies in technology and industry standards organizations set Ixia apart from its competition. Opportunities to learn the latest technologies and stay ahead in one's career make Ixia a compelling place to work.

    Cons

    My negative experience with Ixia may have been a negative side effect of its rapid growth. In one case, I was treated harshly by a co-worker who worked many years for the Ixia. We worked together on the same account, yet, he treated me like his competition and tarnished my reputation with our customer by backbiting and using false accusations. Despite his relatively narrow technical expertise, and even worse communication skills, management looked the other way when I and his other peers voiced concerns. In another case, a project manager with very little people management experience (and an extreme lack of interpersonal skills) was promoted to be the director of the global professional services organization. In my opinion, his disagreeable personality sours the morale of the entire organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Senior engineer

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    Flexi timings, Home location, free cab facility

    Cons

    Worst management, no self-learning oppurtunities, very ad-hoc basis work, compensation not at par with industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sane...!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Would Not recommend

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free Coffee and nice decor.

    Cons

    Small office with cliques.
    No team spirit .
    Bad manners with each other occurs far too often.
    People do not treat each other with respect.
    Some staff have unwarranted egos and self belief.
    Do not listen to other opinions or new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire people who need to be fired
    Break up cosy cliques and change the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Work hard, be nice, obey!

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Health insurance
    Office location
    Team buildings from time to time

    Cons

    Lack of information available on the project you work on and other projects related
    No team work
    Lot of bug fixing work - number of bugs raised and then resolved is the quality measurement tool
    No work procedures
    People are in general very poor profesionals
    Lack of respect shown among people
    Very large projects with a lot of dependencies among packages
    Priorities are changed many times a day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent to the people in their team
    Enhance communication skills - very poor
    Encourage team work
    Get involved in problems raised by people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    successful company with no consideration for employee well being

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

    I worked at Ixia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    cutting edge technologies
    decent benefits
    nice facilities

    Cons

    very destructive work environment
    permanent state of emergency
    death march is the standard way of getting things done
    artificially created internal competition destroys the spirit
    guaranteed burnout after few years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps honesty is better long term strategy than trying to play people against each other. Competition should come from the outside, not inside.

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

    It is not the same company that I joined

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

    Bleeding edge technology, a lot of interesting challenges (if you are in the right team). A lot of smart people around. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    The culture in the company definitely changed. A lot of smart people left or were let go. Management treats people like resource. Bug numbers is the only game in town. With overseas locations work-life balance is nonexistent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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