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Ixia San Jose Reviews

Updated June 5, 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. "Mechanical designer"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with.

    Cons

    Competing products at different locations. Need a better forward plan to keep everyone working towards same goals.


  2. 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


  3. 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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "No glowing reviews here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A few good people that want to do something big.

    Cons

    I won't try to 'hype' the company like others here. Working for companies like this should come with competitive pay and perks, and a much stronger vision and sense of inclusion. Toward the end, I saw low morale, although management does try to pump people up. Not sure if it works. There is a pulse that is missing, and it shows. People here work very hard, but it doesn't seem to translate into smiling faces.

    Ixia has some winning solutions, but the marketing and execution is lacking. Conservative company that needs someone at the helm who understands how to be a strong advocate for their offerings.

    Advice to Management

    There is more to life than your stock price and shareholders. Remember the people who are supporting you. Put your people first. And park your ego at the door.


  5. 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "not worth working here..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of free food. Some of the upper management try to help but they too are spread thin. Some good people in the office that want to make a change..

    Cons

    Expensive benefits, average pay, bonus pool just goes to management, no advancement opportunity, lower levels spread thin and expected to do more and more.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the lower levels that understand the day to day work


  7. "Marketing"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Ixia as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    New CEO and VP Marketing so things might turn around for this company.

    Cons

    Seems a bit disjointed and not clear communication and direction.


  8. Helpful (2)

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

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    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 (9)

    "Probably the worst company I have every worked for."

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    Former Employee - Sales Capacity in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Capacity in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Some great people in the ranks who don't even know how good they are at what they do. Hard to say much else.

    Cons

    There is no leadership in the sales organization save for one or two. From senior management on down, it's a complete joke. Every man for himself. Management does not care a lick about their employees. They are all selfish. They are not innovative in their sales thinking. They do not practice what they preach. "Open Door" policy is complete BS. HR is in la-la land thinking they have great managers that practice what is taught at trainings, when in fact the opposite is true.

    Advice to Management

    Senior sales management is so poor--you need to replace several of the VPs and the SVP. You might want to consider getting away from so much nepotism. I've never worked at a company where in every department from sales to HR you've got relatives working for each other. Bad culture.


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