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Ixia Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Work-life balance does suffer from time to time (in 28 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Intern IXIA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Kolkata (India)
    Current Employee - Intern in Kolkata (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment
    almost equal privilege is given to interns and employee.

    Cons

    Nothing found till date for interns :p

  3. "Really good work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young culture, very flexible working hours, amazing colleagues, interesting work

    Cons

    Average pay, sometimes the lack of formality leads to brief moments of chaos


  4. "Good company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Karnataka in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Karnataka in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work life balance, recognition for efforts

    Cons

    Not a great pay master


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overall positive experience"

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    • 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


  6. "Ok"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, private health insurance

    Cons

    average salary, not a clear direction


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Marketing Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

  8. Helpful (3)

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

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    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great engineers, not a lot of growth opportunity"

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    • 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


  10. "Calabasas Corporate Office"

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    • 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.


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