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Ixia Reviews

Updated August 15, 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. "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


  2. "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.

  3. 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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great engineers, not a lot of growth opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super smart engineers. Really fun to work with.

    Cons

    No growth opportunity. The company had 3 rounds of layoffs in the recent years. When people leave voluntarily the positions are not filled

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the low morale


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    OK layout package. Work out program

    Cons

    Email centric. Long crazy hours.


  6. "Mgmt Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Great products, great teams, good comradery

    Cons

    Leadership recognition. Fundamental lack of faith in improvement of some departments.

    Advice to Management

    Support your leaders, don't kick them to the curb.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Big company that wants to act like a small one"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart knowledgeable people to work with. Latest cutting edge technologies to work on. No big issues with work/life balance. Pay was above expectations.

    Cons

    Big rush to get new products finished and shipping by a certain date but few customer orders to justify the push. There were no project managers to determine that the timeline was feasible based the tasks and number of resources. No real marketing data to show a demand for the product being developed. Budget is determined at the end of the year and half the time you don't have visibility into what projects are coming up. That leads to underplanning. Poor sales pipeline planning leads to big end of quarter pushes to book and ship product in a quick turn also leads to forecasting issues.

    Advice to Management

    Get better marketing data so you know you're making a product that will sell immediately. Also helps with adequate forecasting.
    Get a better handle on sales deals so that a large chunk of quarterly sales aren't done in the last 2 weeks.
    Hire some project managers to set realistic project timelines. Engineering shouldn't be managing projects.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, challenging work

    Cons

    Pays lesser than other product companies in many occasion.


  9. "Software Development Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    * Good work life balance
    * Free food three days a week
    * Everyone gets their own room, it is very easy to work undistracted.

    Cons

    * Pay was a considerably less than competition
    * Despite being very impressed with work, they didn't offer me full-time until I got another full-time job.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Materials/Warehouse Supervisor in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Materials/Warehouse Supervisor in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ixia (More than a year)

    Pros

    great work team,always busy, great work life balance

    Cons

    poor use of Oracle R12 and Agile

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees with prior Oracle experience


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