Ixia
3.2 of 5 99 reviews
www.ixiacom.com Calabasas, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Ixia Reviews

Updated Apr 06, 2014

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Ixia President & CEO Victor Alston

Victor Alston

(45 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Chance to grow, lots of opportunities to learn about cutting edge technologies related to networking"
    in 9 reviews
  • "A lot of of opportunities to learn and improve your skills"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Problem with work life balance and salary compare to that is low"
    in 12 reviews
  • "could be long hours without recognition"
    in 5 reviews
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15 hours in company

Manager (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I worked at Ixia full-time

ProsGood package.
Good technology. Engineers good.

ConsThey expect employee to give 15 hours in a company. A lot of politics and meetings. Poor infrastructure. Low budget (loss making company).Closed down the development center.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees as an asset.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The 'ME" Syndrome

Engineering (Current Employee)
Calabasas, CA (US)

I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than 8 years

ProsOverall not a bad place to work, benefits are good.

ConsCan be stressful at times. Management top heavy. Seems like a lot of the good talent eventually leaves. Some departments have no idea what "TEAM" means. This used to really be the place to work a few years ago

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very fast pace, you don't have time to get bored.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ixia

ProsChallenging, interesting technical work, fast paced environment.

ConsCan become stressful during last part of the releases.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bucharest (Romania)

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

ProsGreat projects and great people

ConsInternal organizational tools are outdated. Most are based on Microsoft technologies that are VERY inefficient

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Toxic

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ixia

ProsHard working and talented workers.

ConsNo vision
Management heavy
Sweat shop
Bad behavior tolerated at all levels

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out what you want to do with the company
Upgrade HR
Improve innovation
Don't expect employees to attend meetings at all hours of the night
Terminate unprofessional, misbehaving leaders

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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IXIA

Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsGood learning.
Get to do cutting Edge work.
People management by senior management is incredible in terms of honoring employee's aspirations.

ConsWork Pressure on the higher side.
HR and other support staff is naive and inexperienced in terms of handling a Hi-Tech company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Working at Ixia

Systems Engineer, Sales (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsAggressive, fast-paced, dynamic and overall challenging

ConsLack of good talent retention

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Management needs to be focused

Senior Developer (Current Employee)
Calcutta (India)

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

ProsOpportunity to work on latest technology. Ok package.

ConsPoor HR, Hire and fire policy

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the focus correct. With Visibility lot of overlap with NEM

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Interesting stuff to work on, but management sucks and don't care about employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsYou get to work on interesting projects. Since it is FPGAs, there is less pressure than working on ASICs since you can always fix your mistakes.

ConsManagement is terrible and don't care about employees. They will claim to care and ask for feedback and do lots of surveys, but they will never do anything about it. It's all for show. Compensation used to be better, but due to massive growth of the company in recent years, stocks/bonuses/raises have all been cut. If you complain about it, they tell you that not everyone got that much at all, so just be glad you got something!

Advice to Senior ManagementStop making false promises about caring about employees when your actions don't support your words. Instead of all talk, why don't you actually do something about it and treat employees better?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing, and fast-paced

Applications Flow Creator (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Ixia as an intern for less than a year

ProsFriendly Environment and Brilliant Co workers

ConsMore opportunities for experienced people

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