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Ixia Reviews

Updated June 18, 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. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  2. "Inside Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with when we were Anue and then got bought out by Ixia. The change brought on a large inside sales force.

    Cons

    They were quick to move teams that they were ready to cut to another facility to do lay offs. They never intended to keep the existing sales team. It was sad but it does happen when companies get purchased.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "great atmosphere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great. A little stressed out at times but everyone is approachable and willing to help outside of their departments.

    Cons

    Long hours. Difficult work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    All employee surveys should go straight to the CEO.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Progressive place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Innovative, great people, leading edge, work life balance. You get to work on some really cool tech with folks that have many years of experience on the leading edge.

    Cons

    If you don't like fast pace this might not be the place for you, there is a work life balance but you need to be fast and efficient at your job. No place for day dreaming.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more graduates as the business grows.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "High Stress Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fair Salary; work is somewhat interesting

    Cons

    High Stress; small low margin market

    Advice to Management

    Ixia needs an overall change


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Ixia review"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong Leadership. The Company is going in a good direction.

    Cons

    A bit top heavy. Difficult to manage work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on course.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Things are looking up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    With new CEO, things are appearing to be moving in the right direction. Not much culture, but that provides a good work-life balance. Office is mostly lax and exec are easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Had a rough past couple of years so a lot of good people left, doesn't appear that those people are being replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Keep salaries competitive to keep the best people around. Things are going pretty well, let's keep moving in this direction.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Overworked, unappreciated, and your inputs will go unheard — you don't want to work here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ixia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None. Unless you consider working in your own little silo with zero direction fulfilling.

    Cons

    If you want the unvarnished truth about how horrible it is to work at Ixia, go on LinkedIn and connect with all the previous Net Optics employees — most of whom Ixia laid-off or willingly left on their own. Most of the Net Optics staff are gone now. When the Net Optics people were still around, lead times in sales was 3-7 days. Now it takes three weeks! Why? Because Ixia refuses to adopt the best practices of the companies they've acquired. There are so many broken processes inside that haven't been or upper management can't seem to fix.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. Seriously.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent company to work for..."

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

    Pros

    Challenger and satisfying environment, where hard work and out of the box thinking gets recognized. Career advancement, fair compensation and clear direction from executives

    There will be a lot of hard feelings and negative reviews mostly from folks whose company was acquired by Ixia and their position was cut. However I know first hand that Ixia still took very good care of everyone.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    The new CEO brings a great sense of vision and experience. The companies future is on the right track


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I like my job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer II in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer II in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like my job and I have no issues with management. Assignments are challenging and interesting - but you have to like the challenge.

    Cons

    Does anyone know where we are going?

    Advice to Management

    I think management is on the right track though.. I can't advice.


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