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Ixia Reviews

Updated July 28, 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. "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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall positive experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Good culture
    good company
    fun people
    fun product
    really helps

    Cons

    Not many
    hard to say
    keep improving
    keep it up
    more to come


  5. "Decent place to work; not perfect but what is?"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting leading-edge technologies, creative opportunities, decent company values. Open to new ideas. Upper management came through engineering ranks.

    Cons

    Fractured culture due to so many acquisitions and global spread. Some divisions seem favored and some seem unfavored. Murky roadmap on some products.

    Advice to Management

    Clear plan on product development roadmap and execution.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ixia Sales Team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company treats employees very well, strong technology, leader in product quality

    Cons

    Prices can be high compared to competitors

    Advice to Management

    Greater investment in virtualized solutions


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting market"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Ixia salaries and benefits are good and the markets we serve (test solutions for networks, applications, devices, and security, and network visibility) are interesting.

    Cons

    Ixia has some very bright and qualified employees, but may not do all it can to train and encourage promotion of employees for leadership and strategic positions.

    Advice to Management

    To stack the odds more in our favor of getting quality leadership that really knows our business, look within and build your employee talent pool rather than rolling the dice on hiring external for strategic positions.

  8. "director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very good focussed, lot of old people

    Cons

    very engineering focussed need to adapt to latest tech

    Advice to Management

    looking for adjacencies


  9. "Innovative Company"

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

    Pros

    Working with innovative next-gen technologies. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Currently going through a transition.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for in cutting edge networking and security technologies"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative, work/life balance, environment, management, products

    Cons

    profitability growth needs to be primary target


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