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Updated January 16, 2018
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Ixia President and Chief Executive Officer Ron Nersesian
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  • Work-life balance does suffer from time to time (in 29 reviews)

  • Long hours, repetitive work, no time for inovation (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "You will not be bored"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work arrangements. Can work from home when needed and are very flexible with work hours. Smart and friendly people. Good team environment. Fast past and always working on the cutting edge.

    Cons

    None come to mind at this time.


  2. "Great place to work - if you are working on hot technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Lots of cool technologies to work on
    Still have pockets of innovation despite its size

    Cons

    Upper management fed incorrect data on the situation on the ground
    Politics creeping in

    Advice to Management

    Get a better idea of what the actual troops in the trenches are dealing with

  3. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Its a growing organization. The work culture is great. Great work/life balance. Growth opportunities are plenty.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  4. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefit..Depending on who you work with and the department, you may have work life balance.. Good leadership.

    Cons

    You may need to ask if you want to be promoted


  5. "Ixia review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast past work environment- keeps things interesting
    Able to wear different hats in the role

    Cons

    Not everyone knows and is aligned with the company strategy
    Company provides adequate career growth training, but lacks follow up and follow through to ensure employees attain developmental success


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    "Past" management was great. Ixia was fun and meant something to everyone that worked there. Past few years has proven the great days of what Ixia was made up of is gone!

    Cons

    Great environment until executive changes (CEO, CMO and others). Changed the culture for the worst. Less emphasis on employees and more on them. Most of their energy is spent on how they can get promoted or more equity.

    Advice to Management

    Look back at what the past leaders built and what they stood for. They focused on building a great team to win and retain employees. You need some of them back as Ixia will suffer from even many more exits in the coming year(s) due to self serving execs. I can name two past leaders that were liked my the whole organization and Ixia did not recognize the culture they help build. It is a shame!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "company review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    excellent salary
    good benefits
    good people to work with

    Cons

    No product vision/strategy
    ineffective executive management
    Ineffective marketing
    focused on acquisition

    Advice to Management

    create a product/strategy and vision
    Create aggressive GTM strategy to dominate market space
    Develop an effective sales/channel strategy

  8. "Too much loyalty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Too much loyalty to employees who have worked at Ixia for many years. A majority of these employees are unprofessional, management does not show a desire to discipline.

    Advice to Management

    Toughen up with employees. Drive goals and metrics, be innovative with processes.


  9. "Mechanical designer"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ixia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with.

    Cons

    Competing products at different locations. Need a better forward plan to keep everyone working towards same goals.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, and people, and benefits

    Cons

    low overall compensation for a high demanding job


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