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Ixia Reviews

Updated March 23, 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 (8)

    "One of the worst place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kolkata (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kolkata (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good initial pay if negotiated well. Managers can be fooled if you play smart with them. US travel almost certain max period of 3 weeks. Lot of holidays due to bands. small company. known well in industory

    Cons

    Managers shout on employees. Favorism is prevalent. You got to be favorite of managers to grow rather perform well. Unclear performance appraisal criteria. Pitiful rewards and salaries. False promises to keep you around. Typical closed mindset from people who definitely have not seen the industry, have been working in small local companies. no career growth or just for the name sake. Environment does not expose much about the skills respected by industry. the domain changes so much that you do not get chance to know anything but learn "complete by EoB". You would surely notice lack of cash spending on employee development, basic office facilities. No work from home policy. You are expected to work very long hours and on weekends. Add to all this it's at Kolkata. My suggestion dont even think about it working here. mostly weak leaders and managers. no industry standard practices. feels like primitive way of working, never clear about why someone gets rewards, promotion etc. mostly those are people near to managers. no transparency. dont work here unless you are shrewd politician

    Advice to Management

    check the industry pay, policies, have transparency with genuine promises than false promises to keep people around. have parallel path of taking feedback regularly from everyone and not just few people


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Worst company I have EVER worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pension is good.
    Pay can be good if you negotiate well in the beginning but don't expect pay rises

    Cons

    Bullying, dishonest management always looking to screw the employee. only route to progression is through brown nosing and stabbing colleagues in the back. Very long hours for no reward. Unachievable targets set to reduce commission payouts. Did I mention the Bullying??
    If you manage to negotiate a good wage when you get the job that will be held against you, don't expect pay rises and you will always feel like you living with the sword of Damocles over your head.
    Management by fear approach by the VP of Sales, supported by the senior US management as well as the UK Sales manager. Managers aren't managers they are yes men, thugs and henchmen for the VP of Sales. A Truly Toxic and Hostile environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Value you your people they will work better for you if you respect them and stop the bulling. Your staff is demoralized, demotivated and desperate. Ixia's core values should apply to the Senior management MORE than to the employees, lead by example, be fair and decent.
    A fish rots from the head


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Not so good a work place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Network Engineer in Kolkata (India)
    Former Employee - Software Network Engineer in Kolkata (India)

    Pros

    (1) Good exposure to learn new technologies, esp. related to networking

    Cons

    (1) Pathetic management
    (2) Extreme work pressure. Fequent calls by mgmt. to come to office even during weekends.
    (3) Bias towards favoured employees is rampant.

    Advice to Management

    (1) Needs to be completely changed. People with proper management track record should be brought in to manage the show.


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  5. "Worst Company to work for in India - worst than services company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Kolkata (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Kolkata (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None - I dont have anything good to write about.They have a good marketing team for which products are selling and not because of quality

    Cons

    management and work culture is pathetic.HR are puppets.Back stabbing and office politics
    is rampant.Oiling to senior management is the key to success. Ixia Kolkata - back stabbing between colleagues is rampant. The higher management is moron.

    Advice to Management

    The management is sick.While hiring hr will promise that you will get full variable pay.People mentality are like that of "frogs in a well" and have not seen the outside world.Most of them wouldnot get jobs if moved out of kolkata.Quality of deliverables is horrible. I dont know how the equipment is getting sold in the market.Focus is on Quality and not on Quantity.Higher management treats employee as daily labourers.Technically quite unsound.The show is running just because of few old time development folks otherwise this unit would have got closed.


  6. "Overall experience in Ixia is not at all Good !!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kolkata (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kolkata (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Please don't Join Ixia. It will spoil your life and career.

    Cons

    It's not right place to work long for good people.
    1. Work Culture is not good. No work -life balance.
    2. No rules and regulations.
    3. In some team Managers are not Educated up to the mark. Senior manager with Diploma in Non-IT knowledge. Poor management and difficult to work. Very difficult to work under them. Not sure why company is paying them, why not hire right guy.
    4. HR Department is too much bogus. Same with HR Manager, doesn't have right qualifications.
    5. Poor recognition
    6. Extreme politics

    Advice to Management

    1. Please remove the managers who don't have right suitable education background. Education matters and if you ignore you are basically going to mesh up.
    2. Remove big fat salary guys, who actually doesn't add more value.


  7. "Late to the game, Trying to be what they arent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Channel Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership team is getting better, good breadth of solutions

    Cons

    Older employees cannot adapt, solutions are not enterprise ready, late to the game and competitors have over taken

    Advice to Management

    Put more emphasis on people, get rid of the top heavy approach - its not going to work


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Junk place to work at with no professional ethics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - RSM in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - RSM in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good product , Good Salary

    Cons

    Undisciplined people , No professional ethics especially with Higher Management
    No proper qualified managers , Weak Hiring process . Importance given to relatives of few managers .

    You will loose peace of mind within in 3 months of working. You can see a lot Junk people , who doesnt want to work and makes you irritated to the core .

    It will be surprised to see such a worst management at APAC from top level , who doesnt even have proper degrees and are weak at buisness development .

    I strongly recommended who is interested in politics can join Ixia but not to work .Worst suppot and sales teams

    Advice to Management

    Make APAC hiring better
    APAC managrs to be proffessional to make the work environment better for other employees to work


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Worst Company to Work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can Learn Politics, and prepare to join any political party.

    Cons

    You need to be a key managers relative to get job.

    Advice to Management

    Change the management


  10. Helpful (7)

    "PLEASE Do not Join"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    No need to work if you can become friends with top managers
    Work life balance can be best because you have to spend very less time working
    Most people will come very late leave very early

    Cons

    Company is not growing
    Negative Environment
    Full of politics


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Need a major overhaul to restore Ixia to its past work-culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1) Salary and benefits are on-par or maybe a bit more than industry standard.
    2) There are quite a few really smart people.

    Cons

    1) Absolutely no long term vision
    2) Complete lack of respect to employee's preferences. You have to work on whichever module you are asked to, without any consideration provided to your interests.
    3) Constant pressure and culture of patching up solutions in a hacky way. People are discouraged to think holistically and are pushed constantly to deliver private fixes within a few hours. Groups just tend to blame each other and push issues around because of this.
    4) Resources are treated like manual laborers. Upper management cares only about people count and assumes that 'n' number of people will bring down the total work duration by a factor of 'n'.
    5) Management is actually happy to lose developers in US so that they can backfill with more resources in India or Romania.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not micro-manage and come up with realistic plans which are good for the long term. Or else you can see that the employee retention rate will drastically go down.



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