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Ixia Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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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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    • Senior Management
    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. "Ixia review"

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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 (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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "company review"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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


  6. "Top-down decisions and limited accountability"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part, we get to work with highly intelligent people. Depending on your role, you'll have the opportunity to travel the country/world. Adequate pay and bonus structure, assuming the company achieves internal targets. Opportunities are created for those who are willing to work for them.

    Cons

    It can be very difficult to terminate an employee, for various reasons. An employee could easily get by with poor performance for years without being held accountable. He or she would have to take a dump on the CEOs desk in order to be terminated immediately - anything short of that wouldn't get attention. Seemingly, all decisions are made by the CEO and with little or no context.

    Advice to Management

    hold people accountable for their actions and foster a pay-for-performance environment


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overall positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Regional Sales Manager in calabasas hls, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Regional Sales Manager in calabasas hls, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, willing to go the extra mile if needed. Overall atmosphere and expertise is phenomenal. Some of the brightest in the business are at this company.

    Cons

    New product introductions are done in a vacuum. Communication needs improvement to the field to generate interest in next gen products.

    Advice to Management

    Open the lines of communication with those that are responsible for driving the revenue machine

  8. "You don't want work in the revenue reporting group!"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Ixia as a contractor

    Pros

    The company is located in a nice business park in Calabasas

    Cons

    Young micro managers that don't know how to manage people.
    Key people in this group works 14-21 days in a row without a day off
    There are periods of time where you have to ask for weekend time off.
    They use excel and manpower to do what software should be doing.
    The work is meticulously grueling and not very satisfying.
    The managers don't know how to pick their battles and they over estimate what people can do based on the manager's own ability or capability, not what a staff person is capable of or what might be appropriate for a staff person.

    Advice to Management

    Please review the quality of work life for these people and make a permanent change. Automate the process, increase staff and change the management style for this group (or do all three please) in order to make a permanent change for these staff members!
    Normally the accounting staff works a long week during quarter-end close. That might mean a 50-60 hour week for a short period of time. Most accountants accept that, however, that is not what is happening here.


  9. "Calabasas Corporate Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is fairly consistent in performance, treats employees pretty well.

    Cons

    Some slightly long hours at times. Poor 401(k) match.


  10. "director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture, technology and people

    Cons

    No major cons so far

    Advice to Management

    keep focus on the people


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