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Ixia Reviews

Updated December 5, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Overall positive experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Marketing Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Ixia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Opportunity to work on cutting edge technology. Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Lots of work to do in limited time

  3. "Calabasas Corporate Office"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    "Great engineers, not a lot of growth opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good if you are an engineer - HORRIBLE if you are not !!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay is above average for the location

    Cons

    promotions are almost non-existent. However, if you don't know your job and can suck up to management, a promotion is quite possible.
    401k match is from the dark ages
    management is very arrogant - doesn't listen to employees
    culture used to be good - now there are large walls between groups
    company is being sold and management can't wait to get their payoff - Bethany is a classic example - was brought in only to sell the company

    If given any option, do not go here. Even if you accept a job, KEEP LOOKING ELSEWHERE


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Company Review"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ixia is a great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, excellent work environment and cornucopia of hardware and software to work with.

    Cons

    Sorry I haven't run into any.

    Advice to Management

    Look to your contractors for new permanent employees, please.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to grow"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pros and Cons at Ixia"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Engineer II in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer II in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of management is very nice. Hours are long, but worth the time to do your job. Benefits are very good. Hours are very flexible as long as you get your job done on time.

    Cons

    Is at times a stressful environment. with schedules constantly changing and long hours. Employees in some departments are always pointing the finger at others to get work done, rather unproductive especially in MFG. Seems like most of them waste more time looking at the internet or arguing over who is supposed do what than actually doing real work. It was sometimes called the country club due to people looking as though they had nothing to do, no one seems to know what multitasking is. Promotions and good raises are hard to get unless you really step up and work very long hours to meet deadlines

    Advice to Management

    We used to have a program that said managers and supervisors should walk around to see what employees are doing. That seems to not happen as I saw many people just sitting around while others do all the work.


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