Ixia Reviews

Updated 16 September 2014
Updated 16 September 2014
123 Reviews
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Pros
  • You will get to work on latest cutting edge technologies (in 10 reviews)

  • Great talent and cut edge technology (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Problem with work life balance and salary compare to that is low (in 16 reviews)

  • could be long hours without recognition (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Nice place, but poor organizational culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits slightly above average. Environment is friendly, most of my co-workers became friends. Hours are flexible when work is scarce. Central location in a nice part of Bucharest.

    Cons

    When there is work to be done, which is most of the time, people are expected to do unpaid overtime and even work weekends. This stems mostly from unrealistic expectations and poor planning, as some projects failed targets from week one, but management can't (or rather, won't) adjust targets.

    For a software engineer, work is generally bug fixing, with the occasional new feature needing to be implemented as designed (poorly) by a committee. The overall system architecture is mostly undocumented, with knowledge concentrated in a few key people. This also makes debugging frustrating, as sometimes days of debugging reveal that the problem is someone else's responsability. Equipment is scarce and engineers are often pressed by unrealistic time frames before someone else needs the particular setup.

    Globally, there has been much change lately, with the acquisition of at least three companies in the past two and a half years. Each time higher ups makes speeches, talks about change, but at the lower levels that only means reshuffling of managers and slight panic as some people get kicked out.

    Finally, there are a few bullies who are known to most engineers. They have a good reputation with management and leverage it to push decisions which are not always correct, while diverting failed results on other teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the middle management in Bucharest is nothing more than a machine that forwards emails and makes bad jokes. I don't know how they are reviewed, but it seems like they add nothing of value.

    Reviews for engineers should be more detailed. It seems that whatever the performance, feedback is mostly good, but adjustments in compensation differ considerably.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, good projects

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work-life balance is pretty good, you can work from home if you want. Very good benefits and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    The work is challenging and the expectations are high, both from QA and from managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great co-workers and family enviroment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

    Great training and Marketing department environment.

    Cons

    -Many upper VP's, leading to a long process in getting projects done on time

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  5.  

    Team spirit missing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

    Great potential for increased job satisfaction if management so chooses. High growth potential. Security and enterprise on the rise.

    Cons

    Internal blocks create frustration. The tendency to say 'no' instead of let's try that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A good place to work, learn and get in touch with skilled people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ixia offers a nice package of benefits/perks, good compensation and tries to make a culture of training/rewarding/keeping the good employees. Also, the management consists of people trained to be leaders and not just a bunch of puppets trying to squeeze every bit of work out of their employees.

    Cons

    There are times when the work pressure feels like it is a bit too much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company; fast pace; great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Will learn a lot due to the huge range of technologies being covered. Good perks and benefits for the local job market.

    Cons

    Work/life balance needs to be actively maintained. Working hours are a bit skewed due to tight collaboration with different sites.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunities to grow from a technical point of view

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ixia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great talent and cut edge technology

    Cons

    Tight deadlines, work-life balance is not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Calabasas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA (US)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good technical challenges and great products

    Cons

    Nothing at this time. Great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer I  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer I in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good opportunities, challenging work, latest tech, friendly work place

    Cons

    Leadership is averse to taking risks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should work more towards employee satisfaction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    QA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ixia

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment to work in, good payment, flexible working hours. a lot of career development opportunities

    Cons

    work becomes monotonous, doing the same thing over and over

    Approves of CEO

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